As thrilling as it is to ride a motorcycle out on the open road, being on a bike puts you in a vulnerable position. You can be the safest, most experienced rider in the world, and still be hit by another motorist. You have every right to share the road. Unfortunately, many drivers are inattentive, distracted or even reckless, and they can cause serious accidents. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you have legal rights and options. Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney Justin Brandel to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
In 2013 alone, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured on the road, and were five times as likely as a car passenger to be injured in an accident. There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, but in a high percentage of cases, it’s the fault of the vehicle driver. For example, a rider might be injured when:
Does one of these scenarios sound familiar? If you were injured by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Getting fair compensation is challenging, and it is not advised that you attempt it on your own — you could lose much of the potential value of a settlement by working directly with an insurance company.
Time is of the essence when filing claims and gathering evidence. If the accident was recent, dealing with insurance companies while trying to recover from injuries is not only stressful, it is frustrating and often confusing, with various insurance company representatives giving you different answers.
Insurance companies often engage in a strategy geared to get you to agree to accept as little as possible. You need an experienced attorney who has an extensive record of success. The settlement may come from the responsible driver’s insurance company, or from your own, based upon the facts. In some cases, a lawsuit must be filed to get justice and fair treatment. In either case, a powerful personal injury lawyer will leave no stone unturned, and will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation for you.