Attorney checklist: how Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys evaluate cases

by | Oct 5, 2015 | Car Accidents | 0 comments

The following are some example factors your Michigan motorcycle accident attorney will deciding and evaluating whether or not to accept your case.

The date of the incident.

If you delay too long to file a suit, the statute of limitations for your claim may run out, and there will be nothing any attorney can do for you. So make sure to talk to a Michigan motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after the incident occurs. This will ensure that your case is in the right hands from the beginning and that mistakes you may make trying to represent yourself can be avoided.

How did your incident occur?

Liability is incredibly important in accident cases. If you are the sole individual at fault for the injuries you received during the incident, it is unlikely that a Michigan motorcycle accident attorney will take your case. Also, if you refuse to reveal certain information or are vague as to the exact details of the events, an attorney may also be hesitant in taking your case. It is important to not come off as difficult.

Place of accident occurrence.

Cases must be filed according to jurisdiction, so it is important to know the place of occurrence to determine in which jurisdiction the case is likely to proceed. If the incident occurred close to the attorney’s office or in close jurisdiction, it will make the prospects of trying to the case more enticing.

Personal injuries.

If you have not yet gone to a doctor or medical facility for injuries you sustained during an accident, a Michigan motorcycle accident attorney may not wish to take your case. They, as well as the insurance representative and probably a jury, will probably think that your injuries are not very serious. If the injury has just occurred, make sure you receive medical attention as soon as possible. A Michigan motorcycle accident attorney will want to know how well you will be able to explain the extent and type of your injuries in front of a judge or jury.

Current physical complaints.

Your potential accident attorney will want to know how you are currently faring to assess the long-lasting nature of your injuries. Could you continue to improve? Have you stabilized? Or will you have to deal with permanent disabilities, and further, long-lasting treatment?


If there were witnesses to your incident, a Michigan motorcycle accident attorney will want to talk to them or get their statements as quickly as possible to get information as fresh as possible. As time lapses, memories may become fuzzy or less reliable.

If you are looking for a competent Michigan motorcycle accident attorney to help you with your case and to further examine whether or not filing suit is right for you, call the Law Offices of Christopher Trainor & Associates today at  800-961-8477.

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