Searching for an experienced motorcycle personal injury attorney to represent you? At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we have represented injured bikers for over 30 years. All it takes is a quick phone call to 1-800-MOTORCYCLE to learn about your legal options and how we can help you get fair compensation for your injuries.
Motorcycle accident claims can be particularly complex. When motorcycle accidents occur, injuries are usually significant and so far the medical bills. The financial losses can add to the damages and turmoil a biker incurs.
When it comes time to make your injury claim, you may find that the insurance company seems caring. But their offer of compensation may be far less than you expect. That is because insurance adjusters are trained specifically to limit the amount of compensation that they provide for injuries and other losses.
This is why is it so important to have a motorcycle personal injury lawyer representing you: they can demonstrate the value of your losses and fight the insurance companies to get you the level of compensation that is fair and just.
Medical treatment is incredibly expensive. In addition to the costs of medical bills, lost wages compound the problem. Some motorcyclists find themselves on the brink of financial disaster after a motorcycle accident. It is no surprise then that they need to get as much compensation as possible for their motorcycle accident case.
Motorcycle accident lawyers like the team at the Law Offices of Kass & Moses know how to use the law to your advantage. In many cases, they can get you money for your accident claim even if you were partially at fault. Police reports can be biased against motorcycle riders and sometimes make financial recovery an uphill battle.
How Can a Motorcycle Personal Injury Attorney Get Me More Money?
Insurance companies are out to limit their financial outlay to the greatest extent possible. This means their goal is to pay out as little for insurance claims as they can. An experienced motorcycle personal injury lawyer understands the value of a personal injury claim. They know how much a jury would pay out for a similar claim, and therefore know what is reasonable to expect from the insurance company.
Part of the attorney client relationship is the ability to put your claim in the hands of your attorney. Instead of having to go back and forth with the insurance adjuster, you can attend to your injuries and returning to health. Your lawyer will take on the legal battle and work to get you just compensation under the law. This can include money for medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, and any other losses you may have experienced.
At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we offer free consultations for legal advice. Even if you choose to proceed with your case on your own, our advice might give you a better understanding of personal injury law and what you might be able to expect. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented hundreds of injured bikers – we know the value of our cases.
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How Can I Know How Much My Injury Is Worth?
It can be difficult to determine and to understand the value of an injury. Most people assume that more severe injuries result in more significant compensation. Although there is some validity to that, the amount of compensation also varies significantly based on your insurance policy and the policy of the other driver.
For example, in cases of a hit and run or an uninsured driver, your injuries will be paid out from the uninsured/underinsured part of your insurance policy. For people who do not carry this rider, there simply is no way to receive anything from the insurance company.
The so-called value of an injury is determined by your available insurance coverage, the coverage of the other driver, who was at fault in the accident (although you can often recover if you were partly at fault), the amount and cost of medical care you received, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damages. Beyond this, and in the case of severe injuries, further compensation for life-long disabilities, future medical treatment, and required care providers may be applied.
How Can I Protect My Rights After a Crash?
After a motorcycle crash, one of the most important things you can do is to limit your conversations. Definitely limit your discussions with the insurance company. In fact, I advise you to not speak with either insurance company at all until you have spoken with a motorcycle personal injury attorney.
In addition, limit your conversations at the scene of the motorcycle crash. Far too many people apologize at the scene of the crash. They do this either in an effort to be polite and caring, because they feel they might be partly to blame, or simply because it feels like the right thing to do. But keep in mind that the moments surrounding your crash often feel like a blur, especially immediately after the accident. Do not accept responsibility for the crash, either verbally or in writing.
Make sure you seek medical attention immediately following the accident. Do so even if you feel your injuries are minor. Far too many concussions, fractures, sprains, and other injuries are overlooked. The rush of endorphins associated with the fight or flight response can sometimes overpower the pain that you feel. Also, some injuries may not be very painful until later. It is always advisable to seek medical care right after your motorcycle accident.
Adhere to all your doctor’s orders. Some people are eager to return to work, or want to avoid a prescribed course of treatment. Others try to put off surgery or other medical recommendations. If you fail to follow your doctor’s orders, the insurance company may later question the extent of your injuries. They may try and refuse to pay for future medical care if you chose to not follow your treatment plan.
Finally, seek out an experienced motorcycle personal injury lawyer. Although many people claim to be motorcycle experts, at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we have built our business around the needs of bikers. We have helped bikers return to health and financial well-being for over thirty years! With just one quick phone call to 1-800-MOTORCYCLE, you can speak with one of your attorneys. Put the power of the law to work for you, and do not accept less than you deserve.