Car/Motorcycle accident FAQ

Do I need a motorcycle accident attorney even if I have motorcycle insurance?

Insurance companies are in the business of making money.  Since any payment you receive in a motorcycle accident insurance claim represents a financial loss for the insurance companies, if you try to deal with the insurance companies on your own, you probably will not receive the full amount of compensation you deserve, even if the accident occurred as a result of another’s negligence.  After any accident, it is advisable to discuss the details of your claim with an injury attorney who knows how to deal with the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.

How long will it take to get a fair and reasonable settlement offer?

Motor Vehicle accident cases can vary in length from weeks, months, even to years in some instances. Typically, you will get paid after you have healed from your injuries and have been released by the doctor. This is the best way you can be assured of receiving full value for your injuries. We want you to get this compensation for your injuries, so we wait until treatment is completed before telling the insurance company how much your motorcycle accident case is worth. However, while we wait for your treatment to be completed, we gather the information that increases the value of your accident case. We constantly do everything we can to move your accident case forward toward settlement.

How much money is my case worth?

Your case is worth either what you agree with the insurance company it’s worth or the amount of a cash award granted by a judge and jury. We examine all of the conditions surrounding your accident case in order to arrive at a figure that we believe the insurance company must pay for your injuries. Generally, the dollar value is dependent upon the type and extent of your injuries. Other factors influencing the dollar value of your accident case are the amount of medical bills, length of treatment, frequency of treatment, future medical bills, permanent disabilities and any other damage that can be documented. We study every detail so that we can get you the money you deserve for your injuries.

Will I have to go to court?
If the insurance company agrees to pay what we agree your case is worth, and you wish to settle for that amount, then your motorcycle accident case will not go to court. This is what happens in most situations. However, some cases do require a formal trial proceeding. In either situation, hiring a law firm with experience in handling personal injury cases is critical. We prepare all of our accident cases as if they are going to court, and this is the very reason why most of our accident cases get settled outside of court.  We are always prepared, and our preparation allows us to negotiate from a position of strength, helping you get the maximum award for your injuries.