Steps in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
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What are the steps in a motorcycle accident claim?
Recently, someone called us. They were involved in a serious motorcycle accident. They wanted to know what the steps were in a motorcycle accident. First, we want to make sure that our client is getting the treatment they require. Oftentimes, I see the most horrific injuries when a motorcycle is involved. We want to make sure that our client is getting physical therapy and seeing any appropriate special lists.
Second, we do our investigation. We talk to witnesses, and gather evidence. Sometimes witnesses leave the state and evidence disappears. We want to make sure that we gather all that evidence and preserve it as quickly as possible. We also find out who ultimately is going to be responsible for our client’s damages. Who was at fault for the accident? What insurance company is going to pay for our client’s damages?
Once our client is stable and has recovered from their injuries, we do what’s called a demand to the insurance company. That’s when we submit the evidence, medical bills and medical records, so the insurance company can evaluate our client’s claim. Typically, the insurance company has 30 days to evaluate the claim. After those 30 days, they will submit an offer to our office. If that offer is reasonable, then we can start negotiations. More often than not, insurance companies are not fair with their initial offers and it’s necessary to begin the litigation process and file a lawsuit on behalf of our client.
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