Senior Partner Greg Owen has been riding, racing, building, restoring, and collecting motorcycles for over 40 years. In the 1970’s he was a professional motocross racer but left the profession to become a lawyer so that he could help his fellow cyclists who needed justice and had no other place to turn.
Greg has helped hundreds of injured victims obtain in excess of 900 million dollars. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is critical that your attorney has the background not only as a trial lawyer but as a motorcycle enthusiast.
Here are some important questions you should ask an attorney if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. This will give you some insight to their true history with motorcycles. Click here to see how Greg Owen answered these questions:
- What exactly is your motorcycling experience?
This is important. A lawyer should have many years of experience riding a motorcycle so that he/she if familiar with the correct and incorrect way to ride. For example, should you utilize the he front brake in a panic stop?
Your lawyer should also need to know the mechanics of motorcycle design;
For example, is it standard or linked braking or A.B.S? Which ones will leave a skid mark?
- How Many Cases have you tried in front of a jury?
- What are your trial results?
If a lawyer settles all of their cases and is afraid to go to trial, insurance companies can obtain this information. If an attorney is known for this, the settlement offer will be far less than an attorney who is willing to take a case to trial.
- Do you have any mechanical knowledge of motorcycles?, Which tracks have you raced at?, Have you ever contributed to motorcycle publication?