Motorcycle Statistics and the Reason for a Lawyer
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatal motorcycle accidents in 2017 was 5,172 — a 3% drop from the year before. Even with that small drop, motorcyclists are more likely to get into a crash at a disportionately higher rate than other drivers. Often times motorcycle accidents are caused by the distraction of those drivers.
Motorcyclists are more exposed than car and truck drivers and thus are more prone to injury and fatalities. Because of motorcycle statistics, many insurance companies will do what they can to avoid taking care of you like they should. That is why having an experienced personal injury lawyer is needed before filing a claim. A lawyer is needed before filing the claim because an insurance adjuster may use motorcycle statistics or anything you say as a reason not to give you compensation.
Time Limits and the Accident Claim Process
In Colorado, it’s easy to file a personal injury claim by just calling your insurance company. And, in most cases, you will have up to three years to file a claim following a motorcycle accident. While it may be simple to begin with, it can get tricky very quickly. Having a lawyer to guide you through the murky waters can be a saving grace, especially if the accident did not happen recently.
Filing a claim on your own could lead to a crucial piece of missed evidence. Having a lawyer who is well-versed in personal injury law will simplify the claims process and drastically improve your chances of recovering compensation.
Here at Gama Law Firm we know the importance of fighting for our client. We want to take as much stress as we can from you during this time. We have been operating in the Denver metro for over 10 years with much success in helping those with personal injury claims. We will help you navigate your insurance claim and make sure those who need to be are held responsible.