The law does not require you to hire a lawyer to file an insurance claim after you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash. You could choose to handle the claim on your own. However, you do so at your own risk.
You Have the Right to Hire a Lawyer: Know the Advantages
Before you can decide whether to hire a lawyer to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company after your motorcycle crash, it is important to know more about the advantages that a lawyer can provide you. Specifically, a lawyer can:
- Help you put an accurate and fair value on your case.
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Often, insurance companies take claims more seriously when legal counsel is involved. Additionally, having an attorney on your side can take the stress of these negotiations off of you.
- Advise you as to whether it is worth accepting a specific settlement offer.
For these reasons, it is worth talking to a lawyer about your case.
The Costs of Hiring an Attorney Are Probably Less Than You Think
Most personal injury lawyers will provide you with a free consultation and will not take any money from you up front. Instead, they will be paid a percentage of your ultimate recovery through settlement or the courts. Thus, you have nothing to lose and potentially much to gain by talking to a lawyer about your rights.
For more information about protecting your motorcycle accident claim, please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, and please start a live chat with us today.