There’s nothing like the feeling of getting out on your motorcycle after a long Cedar Rapids winter. Unfortunately, too many drivers don’t watch out for motorcycle riders and serious accidents occur. If you have been seriously injured in an accident in Cedar Rapids, you need to talk to the motorcycle lawyers who will fight for fairness for you.
What Most People Get Wrong about Cedar Rapids Motorcycle Accidents
If The Accident Wasn’t Your Fault, You’re Automatically Entitled To Compensation.
It takes more than being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident to get compensation for those injuries. The person responsible for your crash must also be able to pay for the harms and losses you suffered.
If the at-fault driver had no insurance, or not enough insurance to pay all of your bills, then your own insurance company may need to make up the difference.
That’s why it’s so important to have enough uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in your personal motorcycle insurance policy – it could mean the difference of getting your bills paid or being stuck paying them out of your pocket.
You Always Need An Attorney.
Hiring an attorney is an investment. If a motorcycle accident causes serious injury or a need for lots of medical care, hiring an attorney is usually a smart move. If it was only vehicle damage and there were no injuries, you probably don’t need a lawyer.
Even though you may not need to hire an attorney, consulting with one after any significant crash is a good idea.
Most Iowa lawyers will offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation to speak with you about your case and tell you whether you need an attorney. You can get free advice without signing any paperwork – so you are informed about your rights and make the right decision about your claim.
Any Attorney Can Handle Your Motorcycle Accident Claim.
Many people – including some lawyers – seem to think motorcycle accidents are like any other traffic accident and can be treated as such.
That’s not true.
Not only are the vehicles involved very different, but laws and regulations governing motorcycles and motorcycle riders can also be different than the basic rules of the road.
Understanding motorcycles is essential to handling a serious motorcycle accident case in Cedar Rapids. Without that kind of specialized knowledge, you may not get the settlement you deserve.If you were in a serious motorcycle crash in Cedar Rapids, you need to call our skilled motorcycle accident lawyers at 1-800-433-0283 today.
Settling Your Cedar Rapids Motorcycle Accident Claim on Your Own
A quick settlement after a motorcycle crash is not always in your best interest. It’s important to remember that insurance corporations will only issue one settlement check for your claim. After that check, the other driver’s insurance company will not pay you any more money for your claim – even if you need future medical treatment.
If you are:
- Still receiving medical care for your accident-related injuries;
- Will require additional medical care in the future; OR
- Haven’t been able to return to activities, specifically work-related activities
You should usually avoid settling your case too quickly.
Another thing to consider in negotiating your own settlement is knowing how much to ask for to settle. There are a few challenges with this.
If you ask for too much at the beginning of settlement negotiations, the insurance adjuster will stop taking you seriously. If you ask for too little, you may be limiting yourself on the amount of money you can receive – even if you are actually entitled to more money.
Insurance adjusters handle hundreds or even thousands of insurance claims per year. They have a much better idea about what your claim is worth than you do.
That’s why we recommend speaking with an experienced Cedar Rapids motorcycle accident lawyer before you try to settle your case.
What Does it Cost to Hire Us?
We work on a contingency-fee basis. “Contingency” means you pay nothing upfront, and you pay nothing unless we win for you.
We also front the expenses involved in your case like medical records and other fees and deduct them from the settlement we get for you. You don’t owe us anything until we fight for fairness and win for you.
There’s no reason to wait for your free, no-obligation case evaluation. Call our experienced Cedar Rapids motorcycle accident lawyers at 1-800-433-0283 today.
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