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22nd June 2021 at 22:06 #60673harveytejeda813Guest
Many people who have been involved in a motorcycle accident, think that if they have motorcycle insurance then they are covered in the event of a serious collision or minor fender-bender and don’t need to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer, and in most situations they are correct.
Having adequate motorcycle insurance is very important, but when you are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident – and in case you didn’t know, invariably almost all high speed motorcycle collisions result in serious life threatening injuries, and many times death. – And this is the time when you truly need an experienced and skilled motorcycle accident lawyer representing you.
When a serious accident occurs there are many important aspects that need to be considered, such as the events that lead to the accident, who was involved, road and traffic conditions, were drugs or alcohol involved. Are there any witnesses. Now consider this; if you were hit by an uninsured motorist, your insurance company may not agree with all of the facts of your accident and you will defiantly need the help of a lawyer to argue your case, and presenting the facts in the best possible light.
What if the insurance company of the at fault driver disputes the insurance claim? You will surly be spending a considerable amount of time in court, and only a skilled and qualified accident attorney will have the legal knowledge necessary to sort through evidence, accident reports, and other legal documents associated with your case, and know how to proceed to prove your claims in court.
Every State has different laws and regulations on how motorcycle accidents and injury claims are processed and handled, for instance some States do not allow pain and suffering claims for motorcycle riders who are struck from behind while at an intersection, and there are some states with statues that have very limited time frames for filing an insurance claim, and that is another reason why having an accident lawyer is so important in protecting your rights.
There are some situations where the insurance company of the at fault driver, the insurance company’s lawyer or even the at fault drivers attorney will visit you and attempt to make a direct cash settlement offer soon after your motorcycle accident. While this sometimes a good thing and means you won’t have to wonder who is going to take care of your hospital bills or repair your damaged motorcycle, in situations where you were seriously injured, or your passenger was also hurt, this may not be a wise decision to make.
What if you will require multiple hospital visits, or a number of surgeries, or what if you were permanently disabled in your motorcycle accident? That quick cash settlement isn’t a good idea, and who is going to take of your long term medical bills or the cost of rehabilitation?
Having an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer representing you and protecting your rights will ensure that your medical bills and other needs will be taken care of, your bike will be repaired, and in the case of serious injury that results in permanent disability or other serious complications, your attorney will fight your case to secure a sizable settlement that will provide you with the means to take care of yourself and your future financial and medical needs.