As a service to our clients and readers, the motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law have published a comprehensive “how to” section on dealing with insurance companies after a motorcycle crash. (By the way, the same tips would apply equally to dealing with insurance after an auto accident!) First, we explain motorcycle insurance, identifying the types of coverage and offering some thoughts on the type of coverage most bikers need. Next, we offer tips on how to deal with insurance companies after a motorcycle accident. We run through the basics such as what to do immediately after an accident, who to call, and what to say (and just as importantly, what NOT to say) to your insurance company. We also discuss when you may wish to consider hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer. We get numerous calls every week from riders who are victims of an accident, and in the case of relatively minor accidents, it’s not uncommon for us to recommend a rider simply handle the claim themselves. We tell all prospective clients point blank whether it makes sense for them to use a lawyer or not. In short, we never recommend using a lawyer unless it will put more money in your pocket!
In the case of serious motorcycle accident injuries, where you will be making claims for large medical bills, lost wages, long-term care, pain and suffering, or loss of consortium, we always recommend using a lawyer. Trust us – the insurance companies you are going up against have a whole army of lawyers behind them – you need to even the odds!
A service that the motorcycle accident attorneys at Riderz Law provide that numerous other firms don’t is assisting you with insurance claims AFTER your settlement or recovery. If you receive money from the other party to the accident (either directly or from their insurance), your own insurance companies may claim rights to some of this money if they paid for any of your medical care, mechanic’s bills, etc caused by the accident. Although your insurance companies may be entitled to SOME reimbursement, in many cases they are not entitled to everything they demand. At Riderz Law, our lawyers stick with our clients and negotiate these types of claims with insurance companies. Be careful when you decide who you hire as your lawyer: many lawyers look at post-settlement/recovery insurance claims as “your problem,” and consider their job complete the moment they take their fee! We stay with our clients every step of the way–even after settlement or judgment–and ensure that our clients not only get the largest recovery possible for their motorcycle accident, but also KEEP as much of it as possible! That just one of the many services we provide that set us apart from the rest of the pack.
We hope you find the information on our website helpful. As always, if you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle accident and would like a free consultation, give us a call on our toll free hotline or send us an email. We handle cases throughout California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, Riverside, San Bernardino and everywhere in between.