As a biker, your primary concern is often with your safety. Motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of an accident than drivers of cars, trucks, and semis. Often there is a stigma that people assume accidents are the fault of reckless bikers, but the fact of the matter is that most motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of another party. For this and many other reasons, you should seek an attorney as soon as possible if you are in a motorcycle accident.
You Can’t Trust the Insurance Companies
Everyone has reason not to trust the insurance companies. These companies are really only out for themselves, and they will do whatever they can to pay as little as possible while still following your policy to the letter. But bikers have even more reason to be wary of insurance companies.
When a motorcyclist is in an accident with another type of enclosed moving vehicle and it is the driver’s fault, their insurance should pay compensation to the biker. However, the other driver’s car insurance company will try not to pay the claim. They will often cite statistics about reckless bikers and try again and again to prove that you caused or contributed to the accident. In these situations you need an attorney on your side who knows how to counteract these biases.
Get Full Compensation
You may assume that you are only owed compensation for your injuries and property damage, but there may be other compensation that you are entitled to. If you miss work due to your injuries, you should be entitled to compensation of lost wages. You may also be able to get compensation for pain and suffering if your injuries are severe. Insurance companies won’t tell you that this type of compensation may be available. If you don’t know about it, you’ll miss out. Calling an attorney right away to negotiate with the insurance companies for you is of the utmost importance.
If you or a loved one has recently been in a motorcycle accident, don’t wait to take action to protect yourself and your financial interests. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.