Often the first question a new client will ask after they hire the motorcycle accident lawyers at Kass & Moses to represent them is – how fast can I get my bike fixed? The answer is: “it depends.”
In short, the insurance company for the driver who hit you will not pay for repairs until they investigate the accident and determine that their insured is the responsible party. However, if you/the victim have collision insurance, your own insurance company might pay to get your bike fixed right away. You will just have to pay your deductible.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Kass & Moses never charge our clients a fee for helping you get your motorcycle fixed. However, there’s more to recovering for damaged property than just recovering for your motorcycle. Often riders trick their bikes out with aftermarket parts that must be repaired. Also, a rider’s personal property may have been damaged in an accident and should be repaired or replaced. Lastly, you might be compensated for the loss of use of your motorcycle.
To begin with, riders want their aftermarket parts replaced. This might include:
- Wheel rims
- Exhaust Pipes: full system or slip-on
- Bars & Grips
- Foot pegs and floorboards
- Chrome Accessories
You may have added a storage element to your bike that needs to be replaced including:
- Bungee net
- Handlebar bag
- Elastic cord straps and hooks
- Multi-purpose stretch straps
You may have suffered damage to your personal property such as:
- Apparel – gloves, chaps or leather jacket
- Reflective clothing or gear
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Often our motorcycle accident lawyers can recover for the loss of use of your motorcycle. If your motorcycle was a significant form of transportation for you, many insurance companies will pay you to rent a motorcycle or car while your motorcycle is in the shop. Alternatively, we may be able to recover for you not being able to enjoy your motorcycle. For example, we recently recovered $1,500.00 for a client for the loss of use of his bike (50 days loss of use x $30.00 per day = $1,500.00).
Finally, at Kass & Moses, we also recommend every motorcyclist carry the number of their motorcycle accident lawyer in their wallet – just in case the worst should happen.
If you have suffered damage to your motorcycle or personal effects as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Kass & Moses.