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Introduction: California Motorcycle Law

Motorcycle Accident Claim in California

How to Handle a Motorcycle Accident Claim in California


You may think it strange for a motorcycle accident attorney at a motorcycle law firm to give advice to people on how to handle their own claims. However, we believe that some cases may be handled by the individual motorcyclist, motorcycle accident victim, or family on their own without the need or expense of a motorcycle accident attorney. Based on my twenty years of experience with thousands of motorcycle and injury cases in California, I believe I have the knowledge to advise you of the information and resources to assist you in properly handling, negotiating, and successfully settling your motorcycle accident or injury claim.

Now, some may say that self-representation may not be the smartest thing to do; they believe that it is best to let a motorcycle injury specialist handle their motorcycle accident case to get it done right. However, in certain cases, it may be the most efficient and effective way to resolve your motorcycle case or claim.

Before you consider handling, negotiating or settling your own motorcycle accident or injury claim, you should carefully read this information before deciding to take the important step into self-representation in your motorcycle accident or injury case.

If you are reading this, you may be frustrated, even mad. The insurance company has failed to pay for your motorcycle repairs, medical bills, or lost wages, and may even be denying liability. Even with the most minor motorcycle accident, there can be serious injuries accompanied by uncertainty about the future. Even though you are not at fault for the accident, the insurance company may be denying liability or, worse yet, delaying their decision on liability with the hopes that you will give up on your claim or case.

You have already suffered the effects of a violent motorcycle accident and painful injuries. After surviving that frightening experience, you are now faced with an equally frightening trauma - fighting the insurance company.

Now you are probably without a rental car, your body has been injured, and you are out of work, but your obligations and bills do not stop. You may have a temporary or long-term disability and no paychecks coming in. Your obligations and bills are mounting.

What do you do? Where do you go? Who do you ask for help? How do you handle your claim?

You have already suffered the effects of a violent motorcycle accident and painful injuries. After surviving that frightening experience, you are now faced with an equally frightening trauma - fighting the insurance company.

Now you are probably without a rental car, your body has been injured, and you are out of work, but your obligations and bills do not stop. You may have a temporary or long-term disability and no paychecks coming in. Your obligations and bills are mounting.

What do you do? Where do you go? Who do you ask for help? How do you handle your claim?

Motorcycle Property Damage Claim Process:

Statistics inform us that a motorcyclist, on average, has a 50% higher likelihood of being involved in an accident than an automobile driver. A recent survey stated that motorists are twenty times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than a car accident. That risk increases in motorcyclists over 45 years of age.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, your first priority is to obtain competent, "medically necessary" care. We always recommend that you either go to the emergency room and obtain a complete physical or go to your Primary Care Physician, as soon as possible, if you have any injury symptoms.

Often, those with motorcycle-related damages are either in the hospital or at home recovering from their serious injuries. If you are one of them, what can you do? Who do you call? First, you need an active representative to act on your behalf so that you do not have the headache of working on your property damage claim while you are trying to recover from your injuries.

Next, you need to start working on your motorcycle property damage claim. We recommend that you at least make calls to your own insurance agent or insurance company to request their assistance in your property damage claim.

Damage to your motorcycle can be as traumatic, painful, and expensive as your personal injuries. If your beautiful motorcycle was damaged in the accident, you need to find the proper help and information necessary to obtain a prompt, fair, and reasonable repair or replacement value for your motorcycle.




by

Tom Reinecke

California Motorcycle Lawyer