Motorcycle Accident Claims Need To Be Handled Carefully
It happens way too often in Florida: A driver isn’t paying attention, or an intoxicated driver doesn’t see your bike, and boom! You’re lying on the ground in pain.
We all know that riding motorcycles is riskier than driving a car, but you shouldn’t have to pay the price for doing what you love. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, our personal injury lawyers at Valrico Law Group know what to do to get you the compensation you deserve.
What To Do After A Motorcycle Collision
If you are in a motorcycle crash, getting an attorney onboard quickly can make a major difference in getting a complete recovery for your loss. You will need:
- Names and contact information from the person who hit you and witnesses to the crash
- The complete insurance information from the person who caused the accident
- A copy of the police report
Filing a claim for injuries incurred while you were on your motorcycle is complicated and involves steps that need to be done correctly for you to obtain a fair settlement or jury award.
Accident Damages Can Be More Extensive Than You Think
You may be surprised to learn that damages are not just hospital and doctor bills. Damages can also include, but are not limited to:
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Travel expenses
- Pain and suffering (past and future)
- Change of employment due to injuries
- Broken eyewear
- Over-the-counter pain relievers and bandages
- Prescription medications
- Heating pads
- Medical, chiropractor or dentist bills (past and future)
- Canes or crutches
- Physical therapy
- Repair or replacement of the motorcycle
As you can see, filing a successful claim should lead to reimbursement for everything that happened to you or will happen to you, such as in the case of catastrophic or disabling injuries.
Don’t just settle on the first offer presented to you by your insurer or the other party’s insurer.
Insurance companies are in business to make money, not to help you! Be proactive and make sure that you are given the maximum amount to which you are entitled.
Support When You Need It
Insurance companies have dozens of attorneys on staff to help minimize the amount you are paid for your claim. By hiring Valrico Law Group, you are no longer an individual against an adjuster and multiple levels of claims professionals along with a bunch of lawyers paid specifically to devise a way to pay you as little as possible.
Take Action After An Accident – Contact Our Firm
If you were seriously injured because of another driver’s negligence or are grieving because a loved one was killed while riding a motorcycle, contact our firm today for a free case evaluation. Our lawyers can tell you whether you have a case and what action you should take to recover damages.
You can make an appointment online or by calling our law office in the Tampa area at 813-661-5180.