Be Sure Your Future Expenses Are Accounted for in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Motorcycle accidents can be much more severe than auto accidents that occur at the same speed for one simple reason: motorcycles have no built-in safety features. When people are involved in crashes while traveling in cars, trucks, and SUVs, they’re protected by a host of safety features, including the vehicle’s structure, seatbelts, and airbags. But motorcycles have only their helmets and riding gear to protect them.
Because motorcycle injuries can be so severe, it’s vital for riders to fully understand exactly how much medical treatment they’ll need, how long their injuries will last, and how long they’ll be out of work. But unfortunately, riders are often in too much pain to fully consider these factors. All they know is that they need compensation right away, and insurance companies take advantage of that.
It’s common for insurers to pay injured victims quick settlements that cover only their most pressing expenses but quickly run out weeks or months after their crashes. And in some cases, settlements don’t cover any lost wages. To make matters worse, victims who accept these settlements can’t pursue more compensation later, as the fine print always excludes further litigation or settlements.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers can make a fast and accurate assessment of how much money your accident will cost you, and we’ll demand the insurance company you a fair settlement. Contact us today for a free consultation.