Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motorcycle accident? Check out these 3 motorcycle accident tips, then give our Stillwater lawyers a call now.
Motorcycle Accident Insurance Investigation
I’ve been asked more than once, “What do I do when the insurance company calls me and asks for a statement?” Well, the first thing you need to know is don’t give them the statement. The second thing you need to do is hire a lawyer and refer the insurance adjuster or the insurance company to your attorney. As soon as you tell the insurance company you have an attorney, they will not ever call you back. You don’t want to run the risk of saying something or giving them a statement that will jeopardize your ability to a full, fair, and equitable settlement.
If you think the insurance company is your friend, you’re sadly mistaken. You have to understand; their job is to pay you as little as possible to resolve the claim. I would suggest you hire an experienced injury attorney to handle all your calls and all your correspondence with the insurance company.
Motorcycle Passenger Injury Claims
If you’re in a motorcycle injury wreck, and you were a passenger on the back of the driver of the motorcycle, you have a claim, not only against the car or vehicle that might have helped this accident happen or ran into you, but you also might have a claim against the driver of the motorcycle, if they were driving the motorcycle in a reckless or negligent matter. These are difficult cases. Sometimes the people you’re riding with are close friends or family, and so I would suggest you hire an attorney as soon as you can to be able to help you understand your rights and be able to make the right decision on how to handle the claim against multiple parties.
Motorcycle Accidents Without A Helmet
Another common question I receive with motorcycle wrecks is, “I wasn’t wearing a helmet. Does that make me at fault if I sustained a brain injury?” My response to that is a jury is going to hear the evidence. The jury understands motorcycles; they understand helmets. It’s going to be whether or not the driver of the motorcycle contributed to this injury because he didn’t have a helmet on. That’s a question of fact for the jury. You’re not barred for bringing a lawsuit just because you didn’t have your helmet on. I would suspect that we would have to have a focus group determine, given the facts of your case, what a jury thinks about whether you had a helmet on or you didn’t have a helmet on. Don’t wait to hire an attorney. We need to get to a focus group early on to see what eight or nine people think about your case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash and have questions about 3 motorcycle accident tips? Contact a Stillwater motorcycle accident attorney at Murray Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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