Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims
There’s no denying it. Insurance companies are biased against motorcycle riders. A grim reality many motorcycle accident victims face after filing an injury claim is being denied liability by an insurance company. Indeed, insurance adjusters are trained to assume motorcyclists are to blame for their motorcycle accidents. Not only is this unfair, it leaves many motorcycle accident victims stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Unfortunately, insurance companies rely on outmoded stereotypes about motorcyclists, such as recklessness, speeding, and a general disregard for traffic laws. They do this to not only keep settlements low, but to deny them altogether. Many motorcycle accident victims are surprised when their claims are denied and are unprepared to fight back against such damaging stereotypes. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you shouldn’t allow the insurance companies to push you around. You should hire an Advocate to fight for the compensation you are rightfully owed according to the law.
Motorcycle Accident Deaths and Serious Injuries
Anyone who has driven a motorcycle knows that safety should be paramount. Unlike cars and other motor vehicles, motorcycles do not have the benefit of airbags and seat belts to keep riders safe. Due to this fact, motorcyclists are prone to serious injury or even death if they are involved in an accident.
If you are unlucky enough to be the victim of a motorcycle accident, insurance companies will feign sympathy for your situation so that they can avoid paying you a fair settlement for your injuries. When they do make you an offer, it is often far too low to cover the medical bills and expenses you have been burdened with after your motorcycle accident. Remember that insurance companies are, first and foremost, businesses and as such, they will not hesitate to put their financial interests before your pain and suffering.
3 Best Ways to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident
If you regularly ride a motorcycle there is a strong chance that you will one day be involved in an accident. The best way to keep yourself from being severely injured is to practice the following safety measures:
Wear a Helmet
On average, 30% of motorcycle accident victims end up suffering either a disabling or fatal head or neck injury. One way to prevent such injuries from occurring is to always wear a helmet while riding on a motorcycle. Even if you are just riding down the street or a couple of blocks, wearing a helmet could very well save your life.
Few people know what it means to drive defensively, but it’s really rather simple. To drive defensively, a driver should expect the unexpected. Just because you obey the speed limit and follow all of the traffic laws, you shouldn’t expect other drivers to be as responsible. Pay attention to your surroundings and be sure to keep a safe distance when following.
Dress For the Road
Motorcycle riders don’t just wear leather because they think it’s fashionable. Leather is one of the most protective materials one can wear. If you get in an accident and have to lay your motorcycle down, leather clothing will protect you from scrapes, cuts, and serious abrasions since leather is difficult to tear.
Free Consultations / Contingency
Here at The Advocates Law Firm, we offer free consultations. This means you can speak with an attorney without having to pay a fee. Your consultation will also help you know if you are hiring the right lawyer. Your consultation can be conducted in whichever way is most convenient for you. For example, you can come into our office, you can speak with an attorney over the phone, or you can chat with an attorney through our website. For our consultations, you can rest assured that you are speaking with an actual attorney and not a paralegal.
Motorcycle Accident Claims and Lawsuits
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation for your injuries. The Idaho Advocates have decades of experience helping motorcycle accident victims by negotiating with insurance adjusters, recovering income lost after their accidents, and even filing personal injury lawsuits after the insurance companies don’t make fair settlement offers.
The attorneys with the Idaho Advocates are experts at making and settling motorcycle accident claims. Below is a list of ways we can help you:
- Defer your medical bills until you receive a settlement
- Negotiate a reasonable payment plan for any other bills you accrued
- Find you a reliable rental car
- Locate a doctor or specialist in your neighborhood
If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident you shouldn’t wait to call us to being your motorcycle accident claim. Our lawyers are available 7 days a week to answer any and all legal questions you have about your case. Contact the Idaho Advocates today at 208-995-2444 or chat online now with a live attorney. You deserve an Advocate.