Being on a motorcycle on the road can be dangerous for you when there are so many automobiles beside you. An accident can prove to be even more dangerous for you since you are less protected on the motorcycle. There are several ways an accident can happen, including the vehicle in front of you slamming on their brakes, cutting you off, and another accident in front of you that you do not have enough time to pass safely.
What happens, though, when you get into that accident? What should you do if you don’t know the process around filing a claim with the insurance carrier? A lawyer would be able to help you get through this process without giving you a headache. Let’s take a closer look at why you should hire a lawyer to help you with this process.
1. You need to learn about your rights.
You may have never been in an accident before, so you don’t know what you can do after the fact. You don’t know what your rights are during this rough period. Because of this, the other driver has the advantage of being able to talk you out of filing a claim with the insurance carrier. This is a mistake that could easily cost you dearly in the long run.
Knowing your rights during this process can prevent a situation where you could be taken advantage of in a negative way. The insurance carrier could also take advantage of you during this process by convincing you to take a lower payout. The lawyer can prevent this situation from happening by making sure you get the money that you deserve from the insurance carrier.
2. It is very likely that you will get serious injuries.
When getting into an accident on your motorcycle, you are not nearly as protected as you would be in an automobile. Because of this, injuries from the accident can be severe at times. This is why it is always heavily advised to wear protective clothing at all times while you are riding your motorcycle to your destination.
Because of your injuries, whatever they may be, the process of filing a claim can change at any point. Hiring a lawyer to handle the process can eliminate any issues that filing a claim from a hospital bed can create.
3. The lawyer will make sure the process runs smoothly.
The lawyer you hire will be especially knowledgeable about the steps you needed to get successful results for each client. If the lawyer hits a snag in the case, they will make sure that the snag will be smoothed out without a problem for you.
The lawyer will make sure that all paperwork is filled out and filed properly so no problems come up for you. Having a lawyer to help in this process will make sure that the right information is given to the right people before each deadline so the results you get are positive for you in the long run.
Greenville and Washington, NC Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
I’m Brian Ricci, a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer serving Greenville, NC and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered a personal injury due to a motorcycle crash, please call me anytime at (252) 777-2222 or (800) 387-6406 for free, friendly advice. The call is free and there is no obligation to you.
I am a longtime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.