Your motorcycle accident lawyer will deal with the insurance companies for you if you decide to hire one to work on your case.
Working with our law firm that handles motorcycle accident cases can help you focus on your recovery, as we can handle many legal tasks on your behalf.
What We Can Do For You
On your behalf, your lawyer can also:
- Identify who is liable for the motorcycle accident
- Assess how much compensation you may be entitled to receive
- Complete and submit insurance claim forms
- Negotiate a settlement outside of court if possible
Avoid adding additional stress to the aftermath of a motorcycle accident by letting our legal team handle paperwork, establish the at-fault driver’s liability, and navigate the settlement process on your behalf. While you focus on your physical recovery, your motorcycle accident lawyer can deal with the insurance companies for you.
We Can Handle the Insurance Company Paperwork
The short-term and long-term aftermath of a motorcycle accident may involve an extensive amount of insurance company paperwork and paperwork requests. The Insurance Information Institute (III) mentions that the insurance company may require certain forms to be submitted, such as a “proof of claim” form. They may also request copies of other documents included in your case file that prove the cause and financial effect of the accident, such as the crash report or financial statements.
If the at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured and you are seeking financial coverage from your own insurance company, they may also request your case file documents and have their own claim forms. When you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm, we can deal with both your and the opposing party’s insurance companies on your behalf.
Our Legal Team Can Measure the Value of Your Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
The value of your compensation lawsuit is based on the economic and non-economic damages you sustain. We can help you create a checklist of your compensable damages, including:
- Health care expenses
- Motorcycle repair estimates
- Motorcycle value
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Wage and income loss
- Loss of future earnings
The damages you may be entitled to recover are unique to you and may be difficult to determine on your own. Our team can take an objective look at the bills, estimates, and receipts that document your economic damages. We can also help assign a value to your non-economic damages.
We Can Investigate Whether the At-Fault Driver May Be Held Financially Liable
Aside from handling insurance claim forms and calculating how much compensation to pursue, our legal team will also have to identify whether the opposing may be held liable for your damages. Proving liability is a key component in building a motorcycle accident, which involves establishing multiple elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty of care
Your lawyer can explain these legal principles and their significance in establishing the other driver’s financial liability. If we can establish how the at-fault party’s negligence caused the accident to their insurance provider, we can recover your damages. We can also provide the insurance company with:
- The police report
- Witness statements
- Photos and videos of the accident
Our legal team can help you obtain copies of these documents. We can also use these documents to help you effectively navigate the insurance claims and settlement negotiations process.
We Can Help You Navigate the Financial Settlement Process
The financial settlement process might be complex and involve receiving and evaluating several offers before both parties reach an agreement. When you are represented by our personal injury team, we can help guide you through the following stages of the settlement process:
- Initial contact with the insurance company
- Submission of required forms and evidence
- Evaluation and determination of fault
- Offers and evaluation of offers
- Acceptance of a monetary offer
Your lawyer can help ensure your potential compensation package is accurately valued prior to the start of settlement talks. Once an offer is accepted, your lawyer can explain the anticipated timeline for receiving the final payment.
Let Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Deal with the Insurance Companies
When members of our motorcycle accident legal team handle the insurance companies after a motorcycle accident, you can focus on your physical recovery while we deal with the massive amount of required paperwork. Contact the client support team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 to get help dealing with the opposing driver’s insurance company.