Often when someone is involved in a motorcycle accident and sustains injuries, they usually do not opt for a motorcycle accident lawyer. Rather, they place blind faith in their motorcycle insurers who they believe will look after them in this unfortunate situation and therefore, they end up paying them exorbitant amounts.
However, the bottom line is that they could not have misconstrued the truth any further than they already have. And there are three powerful reasons as to why this is the case:
1. Unlike insurers, motorcycle accident lawyers act with your best interests at heart. It is comprehendible to think that people prefer insurers because firstly, they believe that since they are already paying for this service, it is inevitable that they will get something back in return. Moreover, they think that opting for a lawyer would be more expensive and would entail a hassle-filled process.
It is fair to assume this but the truth is that insurers only think about reaping profits and this means they need to maximize their premium payments and diminish the amount they pay on claims. Of course, this isn’t an illegal practice. It is just how normal insurance companies function and carry out their business. Therefore, it is likely that you will end up receiving only a bare minimum of the compensation you are entitled for.
However, it is altogether a different scenario when you come to choosing a motorcycle accident attorney. These lawyers mostly act on a contingency basis i.e. if they do not win, you are not charged anything. This ensures that a lawyer will only handle your case if he is sure about his chances of winning. Also, this means that you don’t have to pay any upfront fees or part with your money, until the lawyer comes out as victorious.
2. Another reason for selecting the services of a motorcycle accident lawyer is that of comparative fault cases. If, by chance, you have been at fault in an accident, your insurer will not reimburse you. In order to receive the claim you need to be completely fault-free. On the other hand, in the case of comparative law, you may be able to receive some compensation according to the seriousness of the claimant’s fault.
3. Most lawyers who handle these cases are frequent motorcycle riders themselves. Thus, they grasp the complexities that are involved in riding a motorcycle on a busy road. And therefore, they can view the case from your perspective.
If you feel that you or someone you love has a motorcycle accident case, contact the Kevin J. Davidson at the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm today. Kevin is well known in Missouri and Illinois as a motorcycle accident lawyer.
Schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 588-7200.
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