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Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Helping Riders Find Answers

We understand that victims and family members of those who have suffered injuries due to motorcycle accidents will have questions, both about their rights and about how to obtain compensation for their injuries. Below are some common questions that we’re here to answer.


  • Who are the Law Tigers?

    The Law Tigers is a national association of motorcycle accident injury lawyers* who are ready to assist you with your accident claim. Our motorcycle lawyers each have their own law firms. Law Tigers is not a law firm or a lawyer referral service. Members of the Law Tigers legal team are both experienced motorcyclists and aggressive trial lawyers.

  • If I have been involved in a motorcycle accident in another state, do I need to hire an attorney in that state?

    It is always preferable to seek representation from an attorney who is licensed to practice in the state where you live. Your local attorney can seek the advice of a Law Tigers motorcycle accident attorney* in the state where the accident occurred. Our network of motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you review the details of your case.

  • 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 experienced Law Tigers motorcycle attorney who knows how to deal with the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.

  • Do I have to have motorcycle insurance?

    Most states require a minimum amount of coverage to protect the victims of an accident if the insured is found to be at fault. Known as liability insurance, this coverage includes compensation for injuries and property damage suffered by other victims. Liability insurance also may cover legal fees incurred by you, the insured.

  • What is the difference between a Law Tigers motorcycle accident attorney* and any other attorney?

    A Law Tigers motorcycle accident attorney is experienced in the specific area of motorcycle accidents and personal injury. Law Tigers attorneys are motorcycle riders and enthusiasts themselves, and are familiar with the various injuries motorcyclists may suffer on the road. Because our attorneys deal with motorcycle repair shops and insurance companies on a regular basis, we have the experience necessary to obtain a higher settlement for your motorcycle property damage and your motorcycle injuries. Law Tigers attorneys are fully aware of various motorcycle nuances (for example, braking distance and laying down the bike to avoid a collision) that may be relevant to your case.

  • Where do I go if I am injured in a motorcycle accident?

    A Law Tigers motorcycle accident lawyer is available to assist you with your claim 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Call 1-800-LAWTIGERS or visit our attorney finder to locate a motorcycle accident lawyer in your area who will evaluate your case free of charge. The Law Tigers are also available for home, office, or hospital consultations.

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  • Do all states have helmet laws?

    Most states have helmet laws, but the requirements vary throughout the country. Some states require all riders to wear helmets, while others require the use of helmets only up to a specific age.

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  • What if my motorcycle accident involved a speeding ticket?

    Our Law Tigers attorneys* generally focus on injury-related motorcycle accidents. We are committed to ensuring that victims receive the best representation and compensation for their injuries. Because our attorneys are highly familiar with the various aspects of riding, they can approach a speeding ticket or other traffic violation from a motorcyclist’s perspective. In certain situations, a rider’s safety may depend on taking actions that could violate traffic laws. For example, in a situation in which another motorist is intoxicated or driving recklessly or in an overly aggressive manner, a rider may have to accelerate quickly or maneuver in such a way that may not be considered a violation of the law. Another example could be when the motorcyclist is speeding but the other driver fails to stop at a stop sign. Our experienced attorneys are often able to demonstrate that despite the violation of a particular traffic law, the motorcyclist may still be able to collect for injuries and property damage. Contact one of our Law Tigers attorneys* to discuss the details of your particular citation.

  • Are Law Tigers motorcycle accident attorneys* located throughout the country?

    We are a nationwide network of motorcycle attorneys committed to preserving the rights of victims who have sustained injuries due to motorcycle accidents. Our goal is to be a comprehensive resource for motorcyclists for all of our clients. We actively pursue this goal through our personal commitment to each and every client across America and the invaluable services we provide, such as our Free Rider Benefit Card.

  • Do I need a motorcycle accident attorney even if my injuries are not serious?

    Regardless of the apparent severity of your injuries, it is advisable to consult one of our motorcycle attorneys after an accident. Some injuries due to motorcycle accidents can go undetected for quite some time. Following an accident, it is important that you seek medical attention; then you can discuss your physician’s evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys who will help you determine the best course of action.

  • What types of compensation for injuries due to motorcycle accidents can I hope to receive?

    The types of compensation awarded in a motorcycle accident case can vary from state to state, but may include:

    • Recovery of medical expenses
    • Recovery of lost wages or income
    • Compensation for your property damage (motorcycle and riding gear)
    • Compensation for pain and suffering
    • Punitive damages

    In cases involving the wrongful death of a loved one, surviving family members may also be able to recover:

    • Funeral and burial expenses
    • Loss of expected future income from the deceased
    • Medical expenses incurred prior to the victim’s death
    • Other economic losses associated with the victim’s wrongful death
    • Non-economic damages such as loss of companionship and affection

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  • Do motorcycle accident laws differ from state to state?

    Motorcycle accident laws do vary from state to state. Our motorcycle accident attorneys* have the extensive resources and knowledge to address the unique complexities of the motorcycle accident laws in a given state or locality.

  • How do I pay for the services provided by a Law Tigers motorcycle accident attorney*?

    Our attorneys do not receive any payment until your case is settled. Once you secure the services of our motorcycle accident attorneys, most out-of-pocket expenses related to your case, including court costs and investigation expenses, can be deferred until a settlement is reached. In some states, the client is responsible for costs, regardless of outcome. Payment for medical treatment may also be deferred until your case is settled. We are confident of our ability to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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  • Our attorneys* have successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients
  • Our experienced, aggressive motorcycle attorneys have helped thousands of injured riders
  • If there is no recovery, you will not be charged a fee
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