Motorcyclists are prone to serious injuries when involved in an accident. A motorcycle accident can cause permanent head injuries, road rash, and scarring. Many motorcycle accidents occur when other drivers fail to observe and anticipate a motorcyclist. Insurance companies may argue that you were at fault or contributed to your injuries for failing to make yourself visible or wearing appropriate safety equipment.
Be aware that your interests are different from the interests of the insurance companies. The insurance companies have trained adjusters that want to settle claims as quickly and for as little as possible, or find a reason to deny liability of your claim. Until you have consulted an attorney,
- Do not sign a release of your claims.
- Do not make any written or recorded statements or sign anything that could be against your interest.
- Do not discuss settlement until you are fully recovered from your injuries and have been discharged by your physician.
Laws from state to state may vary with respect to an accident involving a motorcycle and other vehicles, and it is very important to consult with an attorney to understand your legal rights and laws in the state where your accident occurred. Legal rights, including filing a lawsuit, are subject to time limits. You may need to act immediately to protect your rights. Please call 513-824-6300 to speak directly with the law office of Gregory S. Young and to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.