Motorcycle Accident Compensation
New York motorcycle accidents are serious occurrences. They can change the motorcyclist’s life in the blink of an eye. An experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyer can help you and your family protect themselves against the often unscrupulous methods used by insurance companies and defendants who don’t want to compensate you for your injuries. Here is some important information you should know about motorcycle accident compensation.
Motorcycle Accident Compensation | After an Accident
If you wish to receive full motorcycle accident compensation, you will need to take the following actions after the accident:
- Determine if you need emergency medical care. Hitting your head, even if you’re wearing a helmet, is serious. So are broken bones, crushed limbs, and neck and back injuries. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. If you don’t have a medical emergency, you should still get medical care as soon as you can. You could have serious internal injuries and not know it. Minor injuries can also be made worse without proper care.
- Call the police. The police will create an accident report that documents the motorcycle accident. They can also help you exchange information with the other involved driver. Get the report number from the responding officer so that you can get a copy of the report.
- If possible, take pictures of your motorcycle, the damage to the other vehicle (or the reason for the accident), and other photos that you think may be helpful to prove your case.
- Call us immediately to schedule your free consultation with an experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyer. We can help you with the insurance claim, deal with the insurance company and potential
defendant(s) on your behalf, and make sure that you understand your legal rights and your options.
Motorcycle Accident Compensation | How a Lawyer Can Help
There are many people who think that hiring an experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyer is an unnecessary expense. After all, can’t you just file an insurance claim on your own? Well, of course you can. However, that doesn’t mean that the insurance company will treat you in a way that’s fair. They may pressure you into accepting a settlement that won’t even cover all of your bills associated with the accident. If you sign a settlement agreement, you could be getting less than your claim is worth and you could also be signing away your right to filing a lawsuit because of the accident.
If you are seeking motorcycle accident compensation in New York State, please contact our experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.