Spinal cord injuries after a motorcycle accident can result in significant financial burdens due to medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term care needs. However, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for the motorcycle accident.
Dealing with insurance companies is often a necessary step. You should only report your motorcycle accident to your own insurance company and provide basic details. Avoid discussing who is to blame and never admit fault. Anything you say could potentially jeopardize your claim.
Avoid speaking to the at-fault party’s insurance company. They may ask you trick questions to convince you to unknowingly admit fault. They may also try to coax you into accepting a lowball settlement that only covers a portion of your damages.
It’s best to first consult with an attorney before proceeding with a motorcycle accident claim. An attorney can advise you on your rights and legal options. Plus, they can investigate your motorcycle accident and use the evidence to negotiate for fair compensation.
If an attorney can’t reach a fair settlement with the insurance companies, they can take your case to trial and fight for a maximum court verdict or award. Fortunately, most motorcycle accident cases are settled out of court.