Nobody ever thinks they will be injured in a motorcycle accident while cruising down the highway, but the minute they go down, their whole life changes, and in the case of a serious motorcycle accident it could be months or even years before they fully recover from their sustained injuries and that reason alone is why you need an experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer representing your insurance claim.
The truth of the matter is that in any motorcycle accident where a biker is injured the accident victim will need money to cover medical bills for surgeries and rehabilitation, money to live on while they are unable to work, and money to get their motorcycle repaired.
According to a Motorcycle Industry Council report, there are over 6.5 million registered motorcycles on United States highways. As the popularity of motorcycles has continued to increase, so has the rate of accidents and fatalities. Over 40,000 motorcycle riders died in accidents during the year reported, and the number of motorcycle rider fatalities in Utah continues to grow. Even though there has been a dramatic increase in the number of “new” riders the fact still remains that over 80% of multi-vehicle accidents involving motorcyclists are not the rider’s fault.
Crashes involving motorcycles result in the most serious of injuries. Traumatic brain and spinal injuries, broken limbs, road burns, and very often, death. Statistics have shown that motorcycle accident victims are 32 times more likely to die then automobile accident victims. These stats are thanks in no small part to the very nature of motorcycles. Motorcyclists are, for the most part, unprotected from collisions. Despite the use of helmets, high speed collision with an automobile that weighs over a ton almost always results in traumatic injuries for the motorcyclist.
A motorcycle accident lawyer’s job is using his skill and legal expertise in personal injury law to represent and protect the interests of his client, while securing a fair and adequate settlement when they have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money for their shareholders, and when they are faced with substantial financial responsibility when one of their insured is at fault in a motorcycle accident, their only concern is closing the case as quick as they can, for the least amount of money possible. The insurance company’s first line of defense is the claims adjuster, who will try to minimize the seriousness of a motorcycle accident case in an effort to settle the case on the insurance company’s terms. An experienced and aggressive motorcycle accident lawyer understands how this process works.
Motorcyclists have the same rights as anyone else on the road, and those rights should be protected. If a motorcycle accident is caused by someone else’s negligence, then the rider may be entitled to receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact the law office of Attorney Chad B. McKay today to consult with him about the facts of your case.