Anyone who has ever ridden a motorcycle knows the exhilaration and freedom that comes from cruising down a wide-open country road on a warm, sunny day.
And, anyone who has ever ridden a motorcycle knows the uneasy feeling that comes from being boxed in on a busy highway with a semi-truck on either side of you.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable out on the road and, unfortunately, accidents do happen. After an accident, the injured rider needs solid, practical advice about how to deal with insurance companies, medical providers, and the courts.
Those who haven’t been involved in a serious motorcycle or car accident often expect that an insurance company will take care of their bills and compensate them for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. But for many the nightmare is just beginning. The pain caused by the wreck becomes almost secondary to the unfair treatment the victim receives from insurance companies that have one objective – closing the file for as little money as possible without fair compensation for the injured.
You’re at a natural disadvantage when you deal with insurance adjusters who handle claims for a living. They do it every day and all day. It’s the way they feed their families and pay for their homes. In short, they’re professionals and you’re not. It has nothing to do with how smart or successful you are in other areas of your life.
Here is the first step of the Top 6 Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident in order to ensure fair compensation:
1. Seek treatment immediately. Never wait to go the emergency room or doctor. You could be injured and not know it. We have handled many cases where clients thought that their pain would go away, only to discover weeks later that fractures were present the whole time.
Want more information? Call toll free 800.637.8170 and our Toledo, Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers will send you a FREE copy of The Ohio Motorcycle Accident Book to learn how to protect your rights.