A motorcycle accident can be a jarring experience, especially if it results in an injury or fatality.

It can be a very confusing and stressful time, and the last thing you may want to do is contact insurance companies or figure out how to cover your medical bills. While talking to a lawyer may be another thing you don’t want to add to your plate, it’s important that you do. An experienced personal injury lawyer can make this stressful time a little easier.

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents Different?

Motorcycle accidents are different than truck accidents, car accidents or other personal injury cases. Accidents involving motorcycles, even seemingly minor ones, often result in an injury. Gama Law Firm is aware of the nuances that come with a motorcycle case from more than 10 years of experience handling them in the Denver area. Gama Law is also aware that accidents are rarely the motorcyclist’s fault.

Most motorcycle accidents are caused by distracted driving from others on the road. Car and truck drivers tend to be aggressive towards motorcyclists or forget to watch for them. Even knowing this, it is on the injured party to prove the other party was at fault. If possible, it’s a good idea to get documentation through photos and witness statements to make your case easier to win.

If you were unable to get photos and witness names, that doesn’t mean that your case is lost, but it does make having a lawyer even more important. There are many misconceptions when it comes to the skill it takes to operate a motorcycle. Insurance companies often rely on these misconceptions, especially if a case goes to court. Don’t let your insurance companies get away with mistreating you. Get a lawyer with personal injury, and more importantly, motorcycle accident experience.

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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.

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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Aurora, Colorado

Don’t get run over by your insurance company. Contact Gama Law Firm to speak to an experienced Aurora, Colorado attorney about your motorcycle accident case. Attorney Richard Gama has spent 10 years resolving personal injury claims and has likely solved one similar to yours. Your case will be handled with care and knowledge. With free consultations there is nothing to lose in contacting Gama Law Firm today.