Three S’s to Understanding a Motorcycle Claim

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Motorcycle Claims are Different than Auto Claims

No matter how you look at it, if you’re injured in a wreck, you need a Texas lawyer to help you navigate the tricky waters of negotiating a settlement.  What many people don’t realize, is that a motorcycle claim is going to be quite a bit different than a car claim.

Let’s take a look at how the Car Crash Captain describes the three S’s that differentiate personal injury claims that resulted from a motorcycle wreck versus a car wreck.

Three Differences between the Two Wrecks

There are, of course, more than just three differences when handling a motorcycle claim.  These three, however, are the biggest that can end up having a big impact on your settlement offer.

Severity of the Injuries

Without that cage of protection around them, motorcycle riders are much more vulnerable than those riding in cars.  Even when you’re traveling at lower speeds, the risk of severe injury is present.

This can be confusing to adjusters that don’t understand riding a motorcycle.  The immediate response is that a low-speed wreck shouldn’t cause injuries that are that severe.  Therefore, they feel that you are lying about the wreck.  This immediate bias can put a damper on the resulting settlement negotiations.

The best way to combat this is to immediately go in for a medical exam.  Make sure that everything is well documented.

Scrutiny by Legal Experts

There is a bias that makes adjusters think that you may be lying about your wreck, and that comes from a lack of knowledge and understanding.

There is also a bias that comes from a stereotypical prejudice.  Some bikers ride fast, take risks, and give a bad name to the entire community.  But they are just a small percentage of those who legally ride and are safe riders.

But that stereotype can filter over to your situation.  The result is that your case is given extra scrutiny; almost as though they are looking for a way to dismiss your claim and “punish” you.  Having a great Texas motorcycle wreck lawyer on your side lets you push back just as hard.

Span of Time until Settlement

Because of these biases, your settlement might not happen as quickly as you hoped.

With the pushback because of the extra scrutiny, and the skepticism caused by your severe injuries, the adjusters and insurance company will try to drag things out in the name of being “thorough.”  In reality, their goal is to make you desperate to accept any settlement offer that comes your way.

Your best recourse is to get the ball rolling with Herbert Law Group.  With experience dealing with motorcycle claims, we can help get you the settlement you need and hasten the process.

Herbert Law Group Knows Motorcycle Claims

How does it all work?  How do you get started with Herbert Law Group on your motorcycle claim?

It all begins with a simple phone call.  We have to get to know you, find out what happened, and then discover how we can help.

Let’s start with a chat.  Call us at 214-414-3808, or fill out the contact form on our site, and we’ll be in touch for a free initial consultation.