Ehline Law assists motorcycle accident victims who lost contracts and wages. Our clients were tragically wounded in roadside wipe outs. And they have obtained payments after disabled from their day jobs. Also, some have lost significant contracts.
Examples of our clients include:
- Contract attorneys.
- Physicians like brain and neurosurgeons.
First and foremost, our clients can no longer perform under the terms of their agreements. After a motorcycle accident, some victims can return to work in as little as a few days.
But some personal injury victims will take an extended time to heal. So this will either limit or prevent them from working. This can be a cause of financial stress for the injured rider. And it can wreak havoc on the family of the rider. After all, lost wages remain only part of what were talking about here.
First of all, medical bills that are adding up. A vast amount of accident victims can’t get public or private employer-sponsored insurance. With Obamacare, more and more employers are only hiring part-time. Mostly this remains due to its devastating impact on the free market economy.
Bills, Bills and More Bills.
So some who did have insurance, are no longer even covered thanks to the government. Those who did get it have such high premium and deductibles, they work three jobs. However, a few fortunate souls accumulate sick or vacation pay.
But the majority of folks have no secondary streams of income. Also, in most cases, fallen riders stay in arrears. So this means they are behind on their leases, car payments, rent, and mortgages.
Some cannot even pay their utility bills; it gets so bad. Others take out second mortgages just to pay for necessities. Only a real expert and genius in tort law knows what to do. As a matter of fact, this is why Ehline Law is here. We are the: “Apostles of Motorcycle Law.”
Money For Lost Income?
As noted above, some people can get some financial relied right away. But many people cannot get any assistance. No silver bullet can win, and we won’t mince words. If a victim wants to make ends meet, they need to hire a motorcycle lawyer as soon as possible.
Case Funding Options.
You cannot procrastinate. The longer you delay, the harder it is, and longer it takes to get paid. This is because lawyers can counsel clients on case funding options. For example, loans, Medi-Cal, Medicare, and emergency care could be options. Also Ehline will act swiftly to identify the liability providers. But they will also seek out other sources of recovery.
In any case, this assumes evidence exists that the case has legal merit. But this doesn’t happen over night. And your lawyer needs to examine the evidence. Afterward, he can give you a frank, honest evaluation. By and large, if it looks good, you’re on the road to getting your bike fixed or replaced, and getting bills paid.
Some Insurance Delay Tactics Remain Protected.
California law allows insurance companies to make “reasonable” investigations. This buys them time and provides and excuse for them to treat an unrepresented party like a dupe. But if a motorcycle lawyer at Ehline is handling the devious insurance company, we hit back hard. In fact, we overwhelm them with evidence of fault. No reasonable carrier can deny such truth.
Furthermore, we use it in court if they play games. Next, we file a claim with the Insurance Commissioner. But this is when the law becomes breached. After all, the law says they must quickly resolve and pay claims.
But many times getting paid could be anywhere from several months to several years. Each case and fact pattern are different. So delays in seeking legal help will certainly increase the delay in getting redress.
If a motorcycle accident victim is placed on total work restriction, the doctor is saying no work allowed. Sometimes they will recommend light duty. So in that case, your employer has to accommodate your disability. In fact, doctors determine the limited work tasks. Afterward, he or she fills out a light duty slip. And that tells your boss the duties you may perform at work.
But the injured biker will need a copy of this work restriction from the doctor. As a matter of fact, this goes to the negligent driver’s insurance company. First and foremost, these medical documents show the insurance company you mean business. You are mitigating losses. As a mater of fact, you are creating a record of evidence. Accordingly, the carrier sees a lost wages and loss of future earnings claim on the horizon.
Returning to Work If Possible.
Returning to work if possible is advisable. Mostly this helps reduce lost wages after a motorcycle accident. In any case, it remains a necessary part of damages mitigation. In some cases remains possible to return to work while still healing. But most motorcycle accident injuries released to work require some stipulations. For example, the patient may require reduced hours, different duties or restrictions.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders.
So it remains important to abstain from forcing yourself to return to work too early. At the same time, don’t perform work functions outside of your ability. Most of all, don’t act macho.
Refrain from trying to prove you can work. In fact, this could damage your ability to recover. Let your wounds heal.
Also, it hurts compensation recovery to go back to work so fast. It sends a message you aren’t hurt. Maybe you are faking it. Now the other party can argue you made the condition worse.
After a motorcycle related injury you must document lost wages. And make sure to include days and hours missed from work, without pay. Also, include sick days and vacation days lost in this document.
So make sure to document any days lost while healing from the injuries. By the same token, in serious cases, we may hire a life care planner and other experts.
Accordingly, these pros come up with a value for the loss of a job, or cancellation of a contract. And the more permanent the disability, the less a victim can perform. In short, one must retain a legal pro to cover re training money and money to survive.
Compensation is due the disabled motorcycle accident injury victim. Most of all, this includes loss of future earnings, due to the injuries. The unfortunate victim who returns to work may have restrictions. Sadly, these may cause a reduction in earnings. But the lawyer may claim damages for that loss.
No Obligation Consultation: We fight to recover every penny lost from your paycheck. Speak with our experienced motorcycle accident attorney Michael Ehline. Call (213) 596-9642. This is a no obligation consultation to discuss your matter.