posted byLA Attorneys GroupMarch 10, 2021
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, hire a motorcycle accident lawyer.
Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries or death due to the lack of physical protection offered by a motorcycle. Therefore, motorcycle riders are in a much more vulnerable position than those who drive cars,
Like any other type of automobile accident, like a car or truck accident, the driver may not be at fault or only partially at fault. In these cases, the motorcycle driver can seek compensation for their injuries.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and are searching for legal assistance, in this article, we are going to discuss:
The first step in getting compensated for your injuries after a motorcycle accident is filing an insurance claim.
If you are an insurance policyholder, meaning you have motorcycle insurance, this policy will compensate you for your monetary losses and for the medical treatment you need after the accident.
In order to file an insurance claim, it is necessary that you follow the right steps.
First, file a police report for the accident. This likely happened when the police arrived at the scene. Be sure to include the police report when you contact your insurance company, to serve as additional evidence for your case.
Second, contact your insurance company and report the accident as soon as possible. In your report, be sure to include the necessary information, such as who was driving the motorcycle, where the accident took place, a description of what happened, as well as the other driver’s insurance and contact information.
Reporting accurate information is very important in the processing of your claim. In motorcycle accidents, gathering information at the scene can be very difficult or impossible considering the severity of injuries.
Third, once the report has been made to your insurance company, an insurance adjuster will evaluate your case with the information you provide.
The information you provide to the insurance company will determine who is at fault. Therefore, it is essential to provide throughout information about the accident.
Your framing of the accident, such as how you describe it and the photos and details you provide may change the percentage you, or the other driver is at fault.
Therefore, an attorney will be helpful for this step to help you frame the situation in the right way to help you acquire the greatest amount of compensation.
Finally, the insurance claim will be evaluated and resolved. However, if you do not believe you were fairly compensated, contact an injury attorney to explore your legal options.
In injury cases, such as motorcycle accidents, California follows at-fault negligence laws , meaning the driver of the other vehicle must be deemed responsible for the accident. Only then can the other party file a claim and seek compensation.
Additionally, California follows comparative negligence laws, meaning that the amount of compensation will be reduced according to the percentage of each party is deemed at-fault for the accident.
For example, if the driver of the motorcycle ran a red light, they may be held 50% responsible for the accident.
Due to the lack of protection, a motorcycle rider has, motorcycle accidents can result in death. This is a tragic scenario but is more likely for motorcycle drivers than drivers of other vehicles.
If your loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident and died as a result, you can file a wrongful death claim and gain compensation.
A wrongful death case is litigated when a person dies due to another’s negligence or intentional action, such as negligence behind the wheel.
If one is pursuing a case based on negligence, whether that is an automobile accident case or a wrongful death case , there must be evidence to support that the party at-fault was negligent.
This is often referred to as a “ breach of duty ,” meaning the person at-fault did not take any steps to ensure the safety of those around them.
For example, if a person was texting while driving and hit someone on a motorcycle due to their negligent behavior, this is a “breach of duty,” since the driver’s negligent decision directly affected the safety of everyone else on the road.
If you want to receive significant compensation for your injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident, it is crucial that you contact an injury attorney.
First, they will ensure that you are presenting your case to the insurance company in the correct way.
As previously mentioned, how the information you present to the insurance company is framed will directly affect how much compensation you receive. A motorcycle accident lawyer will ensure that the settlement your insurance company provides is fair.
Second, a motorcycle accident lawyer can help advocate for your case in court if you choose to pursue legal action.
Although legal representation is not necessary for every motorcycle accident case, it is especially important for more serious accidents that require compensation for medical expenses.
A motorcycle accident lawyer will also be necessary if you are the family member of a loved one who died as a result of a motorcycle accident and you are choosing to pursue a wrongful death case.
The professional motorcycle accident lawyers at LA Attorneys understand that your motorcycle accident may cause lasting emotional damage and severe physical injures. So, we are here to support you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Our team of motorcycle accident experts will help you organize the details of your motorcycle accident case so that you can properly negotiate with insurance adjusters. We can also build a strong case so that if you choose to take legal action, your case will be strong in court.
With our expertise in negotiation and our in-depth knowledge of motorcycle accident claims, we will help you obtain the maximum settlement.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident and would like legal representation or a free consultation, contact us today!