What Is The Easy And Quick Way To Get Compensation In A Motorcycle Accident?
If you are a motorcycle rider, the last thing you should have to worry about is sustaining an injury due to another driver’s negligence. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in and around this area. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte motorcycle accident attorneys want to discuss the various routes an injured cyclist may need to take to secure compensation for their loss. What is the quickest way to get coverage, and should you always look for a fast settlement?
An insurance settlement option for a motorcycle crash
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 3,566 total motorcycle collisions reported during the latest year of data we have available. Out of these incidents, we can see that there were 2,086 injury crashes and 176 fatal crashes.
If another driver is clearly at fault for causing a motorcycle crash and the injuries to a motorcyclist, there may not be much trouble securing a settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. However, in an effort to obtain a quick settlement, many injured motorcyclists may not realize that the initial settlement offer may be far below where they should be receiving for their case.
Insurance carriers are notorious for putting forth enticing initial settlement offers very quickly after an incident occurs if the fault has been clearly established. The problem with early settlements is that an injured motorcyclist may not yet know what their total losses will be. This is especially true if an injury victim is still undergoing medical treatment.
Short recap – the easy and quick way to get compensation in a motorcycle accident may not be the best route to take in the long run.
A Charlotte motorcycle accident lawsuit may be necessary
If the insurance carrier of the at-fault party denies a claim or refuses to offer a fair settlement, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we strongly advise anybody injured in a motorcycle crash to speak with an attorney about their case. Motorcycle accident lawsuits can become incredibly complicated, but an attorney will have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation in order to maximize compensation for a victim.
Unfortunately, the lawsuit process will likely take longer than an insurance settlement process. However, most lawsuits are still settled before they reach trial, and this route could result in a motorcycle accident victim recovering much more in compensation than they would have otherwise recovered.
Our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyer is ready to help
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, you can count on us to conduct a thorough investigation into your case so we can obtain maximum compensation on your behalf. This includes:
- All medical expenses related to the motorcycle crash
- Any lost wages you incur if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages in instances of gross driver negligence or intentional actions