There are actions you can take to protect yourself before and after a motorcycle accident. For example, it is important to wear the proper safety gear and know what to do at the scene of an accident, If you are involved in an accident and need to file an injury claim with an insurance company, the assistance of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Most states require motorists to purchase a minimum mandatory amount of insurance coverage that will provide compensation to any other person injured in an accident if the insured is determined to be at fault. This liability coverage includes compensation for bodily injury and property damage of others involved in the accident, as well as payment for the legal expenses of the insured. It is recommended that all motorists purchase more than the basic coverage to protect themselves from liability claims and potential lawsuits.
Both mandatory liability coverage and recommended additional coverage extend to motorcyclists. If a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident and suffers a serious injury, the rider will be covered by the at-fault motorist's insurance.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you maximize your claim if you are the victim of another motorist's negligence. If you have been injured in an accident, contact a Law Tigers attorney today.
Many motorcycle accident victims lose thousands of dollars because they do not understand the various types of insurance coverage available, or believe they are protected by coverage they do not actually have. In any case, it is advisable to have the right coverage for the greatest amount of protection.
With a substantial number of motorists throughout the country operating their vehicles without proper insurance coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist protection is one of the most important types of insurance coverage a motorcyclist can have. It protects the motorcyclist against other motorists who are operating their vehicles without any insurance or without the appropriate amount of coverage. If an individual is involved in a motorcycle accident, this type of coverage allows the person to collect against the person’s own policy if the other motorist is uninsured or underinsured. It may also provide for compensation for injuries and damage sustained in a hit-and-run accident.
Some states do require vehicle contact to be a component in the accident for the insured to collect from this type of policy. Often, a motorcycle accident results from the rider laying his bike down or swerving into an object to avoid a collision with another vehicle. In these and other situations, direct contact between two vehicles may not occur, and injuries or damage to the motorcycle may not be compensated by the policy. To ensure that you are adequately covered, we recommend that you contact your insurance company to verify your coverage.
Carry a minimum of $100,000 to $250,000 uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Based upon our experience dealing with thousands of motorcycle accident victims, the Law Tigers highly recommends this minimum coverage to adequately protect you. This coverage is reasonably priced based upon the additional protection it gives you. So protect yourself and your loved ones.
As a rule, insurance companies are in the business of making money – not giving it away. In many cases, motorcycle accident victims are victimized by insurance providers who wish to lessen or eliminate their financial responsibility to the policyholder. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you obtain a settlement from the responsible insurance company.
The Law Tiger network is a powerful legal resource for all motorcyclists. Contact Law Tigers to learn more about our motorcycle accident attorney services or to obtain assistance in locating an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who can guide you through the complicated injury claim process.