Riding a motorcycle might just be the ultimate freedom, and there’s no better place to enjoy the open road than California. Yet motorcycles bring a certain level of risk, and one of those risks is that other drivers often don’t see motorcyclists on the road. In fact, 42% of motorcycle accidents happen because another vehicle turns into the bike, causing an accident. In a city with lots of traffic like LA, these kinds of accidents happen all the time. When it happens to you, you need a trusted motorcycle accident attorney on your side.
4 Reasons You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
You Have Rights
For whatever reason, some auto drivers resent motorcyclists. Many don’t realize that lane splitting is not illegal in California and that motorcycles have the legal right to weave into certain spaces where a car doesn’t fit, allowing them to get ahead in traffic. This might be one reason car drivers tend to blame motorcyclists when an accident happens.
Yet you still have rights. The Accident Guys can work with you to understand just what those rights are and how they apply to you in the event of an accident. Don’t let the other driver, or their insurance company, make the decisions!
You Don’t Want to Deal With Insurance Companies
Speaking of insurance companies, you don’t want to fight them on your own. They have lots of experience, plenty of people to work on the case full time, and nearly endless money to throw at it. An insurance adjuster’s job is to save money for the insurance company by keeping settlements as low as possible.
The Accident Guys have seen it all. We know all the tactics insurance companies try to pull, and we know how to cut to the chase in negotiations. Which is why the majority of our cases are settled in under a year. Most importantly, we are actually on your side and will fight to get you justice.
You Might Walk Away With Too Little
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it’s your responsibility to negotiate a fair settlement based on your real losses. The problem is knowing what those losses are. You are probably aware of the really big ones like medical bills and loss of income, but often there are other crucial components of your case that can help you get the maximum compensation for your losses.
Consider the time your spouse took off work to care for you. And what about future medical bills and their estimated costs? Have you figured in the loss of personal property damaged in the accident? Or the pain and suffering you’ve experienced? It’s easy to miss something and leave money on the table, but our attorneys at The Accident Guys will keep that from happening.
Things Get Complicated Fast
If you want to file a personal injury claim, it has to be done within California’s statute of limitations. If you’re busy worrying about recovering from an injury and getting back to your life, it can be easy to miss filing deadlines. The paperwork to file can also be complicated and most people don’t even know where to begin.
There are other key issues you also want to take into consideration. For example, were the roads in good condition at the time of the accident, and did those conditions contribute to your accident? Did something on your motorcycle or the other driver’s vehicle fail, and should the manufacturers be held accountable? Things can get complicated very quickly, but The Accident Guys will keep your case on track and make sure you know all your options.
You Need The Accident Guys As Your Motorcycle Attorney
If you’ve been in an accident, the best time to get an attorney on your side is now. The Accident Guys have years of experience in the CA courts helping motorcyclists get the compensation they’re due. Give us a call today and get the results you deserve.