Seven Reasons you Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can be a very traumatic experience. Read through this article to know why it is very important to file a claim through a lawyer for motorcycle accidents.
Know your rights
Even when you are responsible for an accident, your policy will still cover you for damages until a certain limit!
Your insurance company may be entitled to some reimbursement, for money that you get from the other party, either directly or from their insurance. In many cases they are not entitled to everything they demand. A lawyer will know the limits and help you in your claim.
It becomes important to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer when the insurance company starts blaming the driver and hikes its rates. Unless the issue is solved, the incident will be recorded against your name and it will affect your insurance names. Ask the insurance adjuster if you are held responsible for the damage caused. If the think the fault is being improperly assigned, you can object (you will have to file the objection at your insurance provider) and request for re-assessment, through a lawyer.
Claims for mental trauma
Motorcycle accidents causes a lot of pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings and disability. Your spouse may also be entitled to damages for loss of consortium because of your injuries. These types of damages are difficult for a non-lawyer to measure and negotiate.
The main objective of insurance companies is to get you to accept a low-ball settlement. Most documents have difficult to comprehend language written to trick customers. By signing an agreement with your insurance company or by cashing a check, you are forfeiting further rights to payment. A motorcycle accident lawyer will help you to see through these tricks and guide you.
You are entitled to choose any mechanic you want by default. By law, insurance companies cannot force you to use a particular mechanic. The insurance company might recommend a ‘trusted’ mechanics for bike repairs. It is now known that some of these mechanics cut corners to reduce the insurance company’s expenses. The result is, you will be left with a bike that does not feel or look like before. Ensure that you take your motorbike to a mechanic who will fix everything or someone who will give you an honest assessment, if your bike is unserviceable.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of insurance claims attorney, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.