Speaking with an attorney After a Motorcycle Accident

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, chances are it was your fault only 20% of the time. That means that in 80% of the accidents involving a motorcycle, it was due to the negligence of another.

So, the question remains: who or what was the cause of the injury? To accurately determine liability, you need the experience and expertise of an attorney trained to drill down and uncover the actual responsible party in order to obtain just compensation.

What Steps are Needed with My Insurance Company After a Crash?

If you are planning to receive help with your case and get an attorney, they will most likely take over all of the communication for you after you have provided as much detailed information as possible. The reason for this is because this can help protect your rights and allow a better chance for your claim to keep its value. It is easier to have your attorney do it themselves so that no communication gets mixed up and lost during the process when dealing with professionals that work with insurance companies daily.

Bottom line: You need an attorney! But don’t get the cart before the horse. If you haven’t already reported the accident do so now! You need to have an accurate record of the facts.

Dealing with an attorney post motorcycle accident

Your attorney will need this information so try to be as detailed as possible when recalling the events leading up to the accident, at the moment of the accident and what happened after the accident. This information serves to paint a picture that needs to be envisioned by a judge or jury. By this time, you should have already been admitted to a hospital or at the very least been seen by a doctor. You are hurt and the injuries need to be documented. The more documentation you collect to support your claim the better.

What Determines the Outcome of My Case?

Every accident and motorcycle accidents in particular are tied to a unique situation. The way in which that situation is viewed by the jury, (if a trial is necessary) the insurance company and their attorneys, ultimately determines the outcome of your case.

Insurance companies have a vested interest in their own bottom lines. Your injury may get a dollar figure placed on it by their attorneys. That figure in most instances is far less that you actually deserve. Without the experience and expertise of an attorney that is fighting for your rights, obtaining a fair settlement is next to impossible.

How Do I Know My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

The claim process can be considered one of the most important parts especially when dealing with collecting documentation. Some of the evidence that can be collected for consideration include:

  • Proof of fatal injuries.
  • Your medical bills.
  • The receipts for any out-of-pocket costs you had to deal with.
  • Any estimates for motorcycle repairs, and expenses.

Motorcycle insurance coverage after an accident

After all of this is considered, the attorney and insurance company can fairly estimate the value of your claim and case. When trying to deal with this on your own it can become overwhelming and result in underestimated compensation.

What If the Other Party Does Not Settle?

In some cases, the best option is to prompt a higher settlement offer, but typically most attorneys prepare for court at the beginning of the process. Most do not hesitate on this if he information is strong and ready to present to the judge. From there, the judge will determine the settlement of the case based on both parties’ arguments and accident-related expenses.

It is overly stressed to not discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer. At this juncture, speaking with an attorney experienced in motorcycle accidents is the best move you can make.


  1. Do I Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident? Bressman Law.