A motorcycle injury lawyer who rides and knows motorcycle injury law has a unique perspective and a special place in his heart for an injured rider and you speak the same language.
Logically, you can get a larger settlement than you would likely receive on your own the overwhelming majority of the time unless there is a problem with your claim; or if the lawyer is inexperienced or uneducated about handling motorcycle claims. Remember, the insurance company is not your friend.
An experienced motorcycle injury lawyer will level the playing field and speak the same language as the adjuster. The motorcycle injury lawyer will demand the insurance company set a higher reserve of money on your claim and be able to prove the full extent of your injuries thus allowing you to collect enough compensation to cover all of your damages as allowed under the law.
If you choose to handle the claim yourself, you are not really “saving” money by not paying attorney fees. In most cases, an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer should be able to secure a monetary settlement for you that is nearly always larger—even with attorney fees—than if you attempt to handle the entire claim yourself without attorney fees.
Plus, you’ll have the headache of trying to figure out what to do, what amount to ask for, what damages to ask for, and the worry of potentially making a mistake. In addition, personal injury law can be very complex, especially when it comes to paying back your health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and other liens all required to be paid back by law.
Your lawyer will know how to negotiate these liens downs and will also identify all coverages that may apply which could include UIM (underinsured motorists), umbrella policies and others. In other words, your motorcycle injury lawyer shall “maximize” the overall value of your claim, “minimize” your obligation to pay back liens and will also correct the record if you were unfairly blamed for your own injuries and protect you from unethical or illegal moves by the insurance company.