Serious motorcycle accidents require an experienced attorney to handle the special legal issues involved in these types of claims. Our law firm has lawyers with experience handling motorcycle cases especially those cases where a person has suffered significant injuries as a result of the negligence of another driver.
Regardless of what the representatives from the insurance company tell you, a motorcycle accident claim is not a simple matter and it absolutely requires the assistance of an experienced attorney. Insurance adjusters may ask an unrepresented motorcycle accident victim for a recorded statement. The insurance company will tell you that a recorded statement is necessary to help them understand how much they will need to pay you on your claim. However, the insurance company is only looking to take advantage of an unrepresented accident victim and try to get you to say something that you may not actually mean and something that hurts your claim.
Many times, a person who is significantly injured in a motorcycle accident may have minimal damage to the motorcycle itself. A significant injury from a motorcycle crash doesn’t necessary require an extreme impact because the motorcycle rider is not protected as if he or she were inside a vehicle. The insurance company will attempt to minimize your injuries based on the minimal damage. The insurance company may even hire an expert witness that will claim that the injuries you suffered were not possible due to the minimal vehicle damage. You will require an experienced and well prepared attorney to stand up for your rights against the insurance company.
The only way to protect yourself and your rights is to consult an attorney who is experience in these matters and one who has a track record of fighting against insurance companies. Without that legal advantage, you may find yourself at a serious disadvantage when it is time to resolve your claim with the insurance company.