A motorcycle accident can be devastating to your body and your finances. Therefore, it is essential that you take the right steps from the beginning to get as much compensation as possible for your motorcycle accident.
After you have been involved in a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident, you should contact a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. At the scene of the accident is best, if possible.
After a motorcycle accident that is not your fault you would think anger would be the top reaction for the motorcycle rider – but it’s more often confusion and worry.
What will I do now? Who’s gonna pay for this? How do I get fairly compensated? Does the person who hit me have insurance? Will my insurance cover it? Who can help me? How much will it cost?
When you call Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer Lee Gaber I can help recover medical bill expenses, lost wages and file a claim for cycle damages, but most importantly, I will help you recover any pain and suffering amount that is due to you for long-term injuries.
Call 1-888-292-5352 (1-888-cycle-law), consultations are free for PA and NJ accidents.
Your first piece of legal advice
You should limit any conversation with lawyers or insurance agents/adjusters representing the person who caused your accident; as well a limiting conversation with your own insurance company.
You may be asked to give a recorded statement about what happened in the motorcycle accident. I recommend declining to give this statement, and to talk first with a motorcycle accident lawyer. Once you are recorded you can’t take it back, and it is best to be sure about what you want to say before making any definitive declarations in cycle claims.
Never let anyone record a statement about the accident until you speak with your attorney.
As your motorcycle injury attorney, we will advise you every step of the way, take the stressful conversations with insurance companies and their lawyers, and lead you through the process in a caring and professional manner with your best interest at the forefront.
This includes making sure you get the medical attention you need, and keeping an eye on what you will need to get your maximum compensation.
We know exactly who to contact to ensure that the medical bills get paid.
If you are unable to work during your recovery, we help you track and get the lost wages reimbursed.
We are your mouth-piece for all discussion on whether the bike is totaled or repaired and all personal items such as cell phones, helmets, boots, etc. that were damaged or destroyed, get reimbursed or replaced.
If you have suffered severe injuries, we will also seek to recover for ‘loss of consortium’ and loss of future earnings.
For those who have suffered the ultimate tragedy and have lost a loved one, be assured that I will handle your wrongful death matter with the utmost sensitivity and will guide you and your family through this difficult process.
After you have decided to retain our services, and we receive the necessary signed paperwork we set out to investigate your case, getting the police report, collecting evidence, possibly hiring an accident re-constructionist, and proceed down the path to resolve the claim.
We First Seek to Settle Out of Court
Our initial goal in handling your motorcycle claim is to always try and get you the most compensation that is available to you through a motorcycle accident settlement. Only if that is not successful do accident cases need to go to trial.
Facts, Evidence and Demand
We gather facts and evidence to back up your claim, put together a demand package and present it to the insurance company, and eventually reach a motorcycle injury settlement, attempting to get the full extent of the insurance proceeds (as much as several hundred thousand dollars in some cases) on a driver that causes an accident, and our client’s underinsured motorist coverage.
Motorcycle Accident Settlements Process
As an experienced Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, I am mindful that clients that are seriously injured in a tragic motorcycle accident need time to deal with the stress of what happened to them. The issue we have is really an ethical one.
Once an offer is made, especially a “policy limit tender” offer, and is accompanied by a sworn affidavit from the responsible party attesting that there are no additional insurance policies available to cover the motorcycle accident.
We, as motorcycle attorneys, communicate the offer to our clients.
In addition we communicate offers made from our clients’ own insurance company, in the form of underinsured motorist benefits. If client’s private medical coverages paid the medical bills, they are often entitled to be repaid a portion of whatever they paid out.
As your motorcycle attorneys, we are bound morally and ethically to work to resolve your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident claim for the most money available without ever prejudicing your rights; and, the more money we can recover for you, the more money we obtain for our law firm.
In our office, we we never agree to motorcycle injury lawsuit settlements without your agreement, as ultimately you are the boss!
Call Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer, Lee D. Gaber, Esquire, the Cycle Attorney, today at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW) to pass off the burden of cycle claims negotiation onto my shoulders. Let’s team up to gain financial compensation for your injuries.
Insurance Companies Use Trained Negotiators for Motorcycle Claims
I would be remiss if I did not caution you against trying to negotiate your own settlement.
Negotiation is both an art and a skill, and insurance companies are well aware that having trained negotiators will work to their benefit.
This is especially true when they are talking about motorcycle claims with someone who is frazzled from having been injured in a motorcycle accident, and is probably not aware that a sophisticated game of words begins as soon as the conversation starts.
You want to be honest and truthful about what happened in your motorcycle accident, but caution is advised in all conversations with insurance company representatives. As a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney who has negotiated all types of cycle claims over many years, I can give you a heads up about where to be careful.
What Tactics Do They Employ in Cycle Claims?
Timing will be attempted to be used against you. An offer of compensation may be put forward, but only if you accept within a short period of time. The amount of the offer will probably be low, and you will have not had enough time to evaluate how much money you will need into the future.
Pressure to Settle
The agent may lean on you and try to convince you that the offer for your cycle claim is generous and fair, and that they are the experts in determining what it right for your situation. You have no reason to accept an offer that you are unsure about or that you do not completely understand.
Waiting You Out
If you don’t accept an initial offer, they can try to delay the process in order to force you into a situation where your options become limited. The insurance company is not struggling to pay bills, but you may be. Hospital bills, mortgage, rent, and vehicle payments build up quickly.
Working with an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
You should talk to me first, at no cost to you, preferably before you talk with the insurance agents. If you’ve already had conversations with them, no problem, we’ll take it from where you are. I have years of experience in negotiation, and am familiar with the way they will try to minimize the benefit to you.
I really am here to help so, please don’t hesitate to call me for assistance. I am available 24/7, 365 days a year at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW), and If you can’t come to me, I will come to you!