Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents - What You Should Know
Insurance companies often try to shift blame to the motorcyclist after a serious accident, even when another driver is clearly at fault. In many cases, we hear about drivers who fail to "see" the motorcyclist. Such excuses aren't good enough. Motorcycles have a right to share the road with other vehicles. Failing to see the biker is simply negligence. The driver needs to be held responsible. At the Law Offices of Richard Flexner, we're dedicated to our clients and pursuing the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Dealing with the insurance company after a motorcycle accident can be difficult, but you can take steps to help smooth out the process. If you're in an accident and you're able to think clearly, it's important to write down details:
- Get the full name of the driver, his or her license, phone number and insurance details.
- If there were passengers in the car that hit you, ask for their names and phone numbers.
- If you have a camera (or a cell phone), use it to take pictures of the vehicles and any damage.
- If a police officer comes to the scene, ask for the officer's name and phone number. Your attorney may need to speak with the officer, who might be able to provide valuable information to support your claim.
Be sure to seek medical help if you are in a motorcycle accident, even if you think you sustained minor injuries and only feel sore. In many cases, the seriousness of the motorcycle accident injury may not be apparent until days or even weeks after the accident. By not seeking medical assistance, you're hurting your chances of obtaining a fair settlement from the insurance company. The insurance company may argue that your injury was minor, because you did not even bother to see a doctor after the accident.
Motorcycle accidents insurance claims can be extremely difficult. North Carolina's contributory negligence doctrine - which means you may get no compensation if you had any degree of negligence in the accident - makes getting justice even more difficult. Even if you suffer a serious car accident injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury, your case may be in jeopardy if you go it alone or pursue a claim with an inexperienced attorney.
With so much at stake, it's critical you contact the Law Offices of Richard Flexner. We can negotiate directly with the insurance company after your motorcycle accident. We can make sure your rights are protected. We can help you hold reckless drivers accountable.
Don't let a dispute with the insurance company derail your life. Get back on track. Choose an experienced law firm with a strong track record. Choose the Law Offices of Richard Flexner. Your case matters.
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Too often, too many people only worry about the short-term costs of serious personal injury accidents. The Law Offices of Richard Flexner think differently. We think about how much money you will need to cover all your accident-related expenses many years down the road. Will you need physical therapy, operations or round-the-clock medical care? Will you be able to move around normally? Will you be unable to work for several weeks, months or years? We think about all these factors. We make sure your life stays on track.
Get honest answers from a straight-talking, hard-working Wilmington motorcycle accident lawyer you can trust to put your interests first. Contact the Law Offices of Richard Flexner today. Call 888-761-7204. Best of all, if you hire us, you pay nothing if you don't win. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis.