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5 Things to Know Before Filing a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

Published on May 1st, 2022

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If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Sometimes, the other party’s insurance company will offer to settle your claim for a lump sum amount. However, this is not always the case and you may need to file a lawsuit.

The motorcycle accident lawyer at Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols has handled thousands of motorcycle accident cases over the years and has helped numerous clients get the compensation they deserve.

Here are five things you should know about filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit:

1. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim

Motorcycle accidents are typically serious, and they can leave you with long-term injuries. If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. But there’s only so much time you have to file your claim.

In most states, you have two years from the date of an accident — or from when the insurance company denied your claim — to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company for failing to pay your medical bills or compensate you for lost wages.

2. You need evidence that supports your case

If you want to win your motorcycle accident lawsuit, then you’ll need evidence that supports your case. Evidence includes police reports and witness statements as well as photographs of damage to vehicles involved in the crash and any other evidence related to how the crash occurred — like skid marks on the road where it happened or damage caused by debris left behind after impact.

Without this type of evidence, it will be difficult for Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols or any other motorcycle accident lawyer representing injured parties in motorcycle accidents to prove fault on behalf of an insurance company.

3. Motorcycle Accidents Are Different Than Other Types of Accidents

When you are hurt in an automobile accident, there is usually another driver who is at fault for your injuries.

If you were hurt because of something that happened on someone else’s property, such as slipping on ice in the grocery store parking lot, there may also be another party that is responsible for your injuries.

However, when it comes to motorcycle accidents, this may not always be the case. In many instances, it can be difficult to determine exactly what caused your motorcycle accident and who was responsible for your injuries.

4. Make Sure You Have a Good Case

Before you start sending out demand letters and filing lawsuits, make sure that you have a good case against the person who caused your injuries.

You may be tempted to handle your own case and save some money by doing so, but in reality, hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer is one of the best ways to ensure that you don’t miss out on the benefits you deserve. A motorcycle accident lawyer from Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols will know how to navigate through the legal system and can help you get the compensation you need from insurance companies and other parties.

5. Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You

It’s critical that you hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer from Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols who knows how to negotiate with insurance companies and who has experience winning cases like yours (and who knows how many jury trials they’ve won!).

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