Like other types of personal injury claims, motorcycle accident claims are dependent on liability. In California, you do not have to prove that the other person was entirely at fault for the accident in order to obtain compensation for your injuries. Instead, a California accident victim must show that:
- Another person was partially at fault for the accident
- The accident caused your injuries, and
- Your injuries led to significant economic or non-economic damages
Additionally, California follows the rule of comparative fault, meaning you can still recover compensation for your damages if you are found to be partially liable for the accident. It is important to note that if this is the case, your total recovery amount will be reduced by your at-fault percentage.
Keep in mind that this process can be incredibly complex and, unfortunately, insurance companies will often do everything they can to devalue or deny your claim. Remember, insurance companies are generally not acting in your best interests; it is best to avoid speaking to any adjusters or insurance company representatives without first speaking to your attorney. You do not have to provide a statement to anyone other than your own insurance provider. Instead, contact the Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers at our firm and ensure that your right to a fair recovery is entirely protected.
How to Negotiate with Insurance Companies after an Accident?
First of all, it is important to be aware that Insurance claims adjusters are trained to reduce the amount of a settlement you are paid. They are rewarded for protecting their bottom line – not yours. Insurance companies want you to believe that handling accident claims is a simple matter that does not require the assistance of an attorney. On a daily basis, insurance companies delay payment, offer insufficient settlements before accident victims fully understand the extent of their damages, or sometimes, flat-out deny any valid claims made against them.
The only way to make sure you get a fair settlement or award is to have an aggressive trial attorney who understands the insurance system is well prepared and experienced in trying cases in court, and of course, will do everything possible to fight for your rights.
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Dennis Law Group offers motorcycle accident victims a free initial consultation. If you or someone that you care about is in a motorcycle accident – or you have lost one – here anywhere in California, contact the experienced personal lawyers of Dennis Law Group. The sooner you do, the sooner we can begin to protect your rights and begin to fight on your behalf.
For a free consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyer, Call (888) 820-2889 our office or complete the contact form on our website to set up a consultation.
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