Should I Get a Lawyer for a Motorcycle Accident
In motorcycle accidents in 2018, there were 58.18 fatalities per 100,000 registered motorcycles in America. For cars, there were 12.31 fatalities per 100,000 registered vehicles. What should you take away from this? Motorcycle accidents are so much more dangerous than car accidents. This is why you need a lawyer that knows how to fight for your rights if you are injured—a Brownsville lawyer that knows all the tricks and tactics of the insurance company. A law firm you can trust.
Even when not resulting in death, motorcycle accidents can result in far more serious bodily injuries than car accidents. Motorcycles lack any protection for the motorcyclist. The only protection is the helmet on the motorcyclist’s head and the clothes on the motorcyclist’s body.
After a Motorcycle Accident
When someone is involved in a motorcycle accident, they will suffer some injury. These injuries include bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), neck and back injuries, and friction burns (more commonly known as road rash).
Many times, these injuries can alter your life. You cannot neglect receiving potentially life-saving medical attention. And when you receive that medical attention, the party responsible for the accident should cover the costs.
These injuries can be devastating not only in the physical harm they cause you as a motorcyclist, but also in the cost of treatment. Even the most minor of injuries you might sustain from being involved in a motorcycle accident could wind up costing you thousands of dollars for doctors’ visits, tests, treatments (both short term and long term), and medications. You can be injured twice, first physically then again financially, because of a motorcycle accident.
That is why people get motor vehicle insurance, either car or motorcycle insurance. Insurance companies are supposed to ensure that whenever there is a motor vehicle accident, the responsible party can cover the costs of the victim. This is through the insurance; drivers pay insurance premiums which insurance companies use to pay for claim settlements.
Of course, insurance companies are not too keen on paying for the incredible medical expenses from motorcycle accidents. They employ many lawyers whose job it is to make sure the insurance companies do not have to pay for your medical treatment. It does not matter if that is why the insurance company is being paid to provide insurance, they do not want to pay.
Think of it like this: Insurance companies businesses. As businesses, insurance companies look out for the self-interest of their company and their clients. They do not want to pay. They do not want an accident to affect their bottom line. Your need someone that will always fight for you. A lawyer you can trust.
If you challenge the insurance company yourself, you will have to pay for your medical expenses yourself. You cannot face those lawyers alone. If you want the insurance company to cover your costs, because that is why insurance companies exist, you need to hire a lawyer with years of experience dealing with insurance companies and fighting for residents of the Rio Grande Valley and all South Texas.
What happens when you hire Kenny Perez Law for your motorcycle accident?
When you hire Kenny Perez Law for your personal injury case, the first thing we will do is file a claim on your behalf. At the outset of the process the insurance companies will know, not only that they are dealing with lawyers, but that they are dealing with a claimant that is taking their situation, their injuries, and their right to just compensation seriously. Insurance companies know who we are and we do not give up until we win and you are happy.
If you have not already sought medical attention, the next step will be to get you the medical attention you need to treat your injuries and return to as close a physical well-being as you were in before your accident. Kenny Perez Law has worked with several excellent medical providers that understand the claims process and will work their hardest to provide you with the necessary medical attention you need.
You can take your pick from a list of several providers that can guide you through your recovery, or we can reach out to your preferred providers. If they are willing to accept deferred payment for your treatment, we may be able to work with them as well. We want to put you in front of the best medical doctors for your injuries. That is what you deserve.
After your medical treatment, we at Kenny Perez Law will send a demand to the insurance company. This will let the insurance company know of all your costs and how much you deserve to be compensated.
If that demand is denied, we may have to file a lawsuit. This would serve the dual purpose of showing the insurance company that you are serious about your claim and placing pressure on the insurance company to engage in good faith negotiations. Both parties benefit when the case is settled before court, but the lawyers at Kenny Perez Law have experience taking insurance companies to court when they leave us with no other option.
While the case may settle through negotiations that follow a lawsuit, the case may also end up either in mediation or in court. Mediation is a meeting between the parties’ lawyers to present their cases similarly to what would happen in a courtroom. Through mediation, the lawyers have a chance to meet face-to-face and negotiate a settlement in front of a mediator. In court the cases would be presented in front of judge and jury who would decide the case and any amount to be paid, rather than the parties themselves.
Contact Kenny Perez Law Today
The Personal Injury lawyers at Kenny Perez Law will fight to get your medical expenses covered by those responsible for the accident. Motorcycle accidents are dangerous, but they should not ruin you financially. Contact Kenny Perez Law to have your medical expenses covered by responsible for your injuries. At Kenny Perez Law you never pay unless we win.