If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle collision, a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer can assist you. The number of bikes on the roadways in San Diego has increased. In many cases, motorists do not see or are not aware of bikers, which has caused a great deal of accidents. Even with the best insurance coverage, your medical bills might not be covered completely. Your family can be in a real financial bind due to this accident. The staff at The Doan Law Firm is eager to help you settle this incident, and we know you want to put it behind you.
The Severity of a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle riders, involved in an accident, have a greater risk of obtaining serious injuries. This is because they have no exterior protection. Their bodies are in the elements, which means there is nothing to shield the head and neck from major trauma. We often see many injuries of the brain and neck in these types of accidents. Even if you feel great after the incident, you still need to be checked by a doctor. Many injuries do not appear until the next day. The shock and adrenaline rush of the event can mask pain.
Once the body settles down, the true impact of your injuries can be felt. It is imperative to have a check-up within the 24-hour window. Even if you feel nothing is wrong, you could have an unforeseen issue that needs medical attention. These medical bills and doctor reports will become part of your claim, later on in the process.
Dealing With The Insurance Company
The insurance company tries to play that they are your friend, but they are not a friend to anyone. It is their job to pay as little as possible to the victim and their families. When death from a motorcycle accident occurs, a victim may suffer twice. First, there is the initial blow from the injuries they obtained from the accident, and second, they must deal with the loss of a loved one or friend. These cases are delicate, and going to battle without an experienced attorney cannot guarantee you will get the compensation you deserve. Those who try to fight their cases alone may find they get numerous intimidation attempts as well as numbers that do not represent the true costs of the accident.
The insurance company will contact you right away, and they want you to settle the case quickly. When you sign off on the settlement, you also agree to drop any future claims against them. That means if you have further medical bills, you are responsible for the payment of those expenses. They will need an official statement from you. Beware of giving any statements to anyone. These statements are recorded and can and will be used against you in a court of law. Let an experienced motorcycle accident attorney handle the negotiations for you. In many cases, you may not need to go to court. Many cases are successfully settled before the case escalates.
Handling A Motorcycle Accident Case
The Doan Law Firm will review your case. Not every motorcycle accident is grounds for a lawsuit. We must be able to prove there was negligence on the driver’s part. Our goal is to obtain compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and more. We work on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay us unless we win.
We will evaluate all the damages, and we determine a value for the accident. Next, we will send a demand letter to the insurance company outlining the compensation details. The insurance company can accept the amount requested, counter offer with a different number, or deny the request altogether. We can enter into negotiations with an insurance company that is willing to try to negotiate a settlement. However, if things do not reach a favorable outcome, we take the next step and go to court.
A Support System When Facing The Judge
When it is time to go to court, we will be right by your side. It may be difficult to relive the events of that day, but you have a great support system with our firm. We understand how you feel, and we want to be there for you. This is a stressful time, and you must realize that this part of the process is necessary for a favorable outcome.
Why should you hire The Doan Law Firm? We understand that you are busy. We have video chat and conferencing available. We are open and honest up front. Our offices may close at 5 p.m., but we answer emails and telephone calls 24/7. The far-reaching consequences of a motorcycle injury accident, require a strong and knowledgeable attorney fighting on your behalf.