There are different elements of motorcycle accident cases that make them so complicated. One of the biggest though is anti-biker bias. Insurance companies always use negative stereotypes in an attempt to shift the blame for a crash onto the motorcyclist. At the Bence Law Firm LLC, we know that most bikers are very cautious and alert while riding – often much more so than other drivers. We won’t let insurers get away with using anti-biker bias to diminish your claim.

The success of a motorcycle accident claims actually depends on whether the injured party can prove someone else was at fault for their injuries. In order to do this, a motorcycle accident lawyer may call on eyewitness testimony and physical evidence.

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • First and foremost after any accident, you need to seek medical attention for your injuries. Getting medical help right away can also help protect a personal injury claim in the future.
  • If possible, you should take as many photos as you can at the scene immediately after the accident.
  • Call the police to report the accident.
  • Make sure you take down the other parties’ names, phone numbers, license numbers and their insurance information.
  • It’s important that you don’t admit fault or apologize.
  • Call the insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident but don’t accept any settlement until you talk to an attorney.
  • Don’t get too comfortable with an insurance adjuster or representative. They are not your friends.
  • Provide answers that are short and to the point.
  • Be truthful.
  • Do not admit fault.
  • Do not allow them to record any statements you make.
  • Do not accept any settlement offers until speaking to an attorney.
  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Truck owner
  • Cargo loaders
  • Truck manufacturer
  • Auto parts manufacturer
  • Other drivers

That depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the type of injuries and damages that were caused. At Bence Law Firm LLC, we tackle each case with a thoughtful, tailored approach. There is no “one size fits all” legal strategy. We work to get to know you and your case before presenting your best possible options.

In Alabama, you have two years from the date of the truck accident to file a claim for compensation. It’s smart to consult with an attorney well before that, though. The more time that passes, the greater the chance that evidence will be lost or witnesses will move away.

Anyone who has been in a truck accident that wasn’t their fault needs an Alabama truck accident lawyer to help them take their case to court and give them the best chance of winning.

  • Get medical help.
  • Exchange insurance information.
  • Get witness information.
  • Document the accident scene.
  • Contact an experienced Phenix City truck accident attorney.

A truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while a typical car will usually only weigh around 3,000 pounds. The extra weight and force behind a truck’s impact can crush a car while leaving the rig itself relatively undamaged.

Trucks may also be carrying any number of hazardous, flammable, or chemical materials that can lead to explosions and disfiguring injuries, such as burns. For these reasons, truck accidents are typically more serious than car wrecks.

What should I do if…

If someone else hurt me in a car wreck?

Motor vehicle crashes happen quickly, and when they do, the shock can cause confusion and anxiety. Print this checklist and attach it to your insurance card and/or car registration so you will have the necessary steps to take if an accident occurs:


Stop Your Vehicle

Unless it is unsafe to you or others, do not move your vehicle. The police will conduct an investigation and will need to diagram the collision scene detailing what happened including where and how the vehicles ended up.


Notify the police

regardless of whether anyone reports they are hurt. Make sure you inform the police of all events; report injuries, and any foul play such as drinking, drugs and/or texting.


Do not apologize

Apologizing can be used as an admission of guilt. Save the apologies for a later date if needed. Do not apologize at the scene


Collect Information from drivers, passengers, pedestrians and witnesses:

Unless it is unsafe to you or others, do not move your vehicle. The police will conduct an investigation and will need to diagram the collision scene detailing what happened including where and how the vehicles ended up.


Take photographs of vehicles, streets, skid marks, traffic control signs

Nowadays, everyone has a Smart Phone- use it!! Also with your phone, secretly video record the aftermath of the collision. The more evidence you have to show the scene, how others acted and behaved, and what was said: the better.


Seek medical attention

It is common for injuries to manifest days after a collision, long after the adrenaline has stopped and the soreness starts. Get treated early as a precautionary measure..


Take notes about the how collision occurred



Contact your Insurance agent and report the collision.



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