Protecting Riders' Rights

Motorcycle AccidentHow a Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to remember that you have rights. You have the right to seek fair compensation from your insurance provider or the insurer of another driver who caused your accident. You have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party, such as a manufacturer of a defective bike part, for your injuries. You have the right to hire an attorney to help you deal with the insurance company and possibly file a lawsuit on your behalf to seek maximum financial compensation for all physical, emotional and financial losses or injuries.

With motorcycle accident claims and lawsuits, the full protection of your legal rights is of the utmost importance. Motorcycle-involved collisions have the potential to cause catastrophic injury to a rider, and resulting insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits are often highly complex. That is why we recommend discussing your case with a Houston motorcycle accident attorney at our firm as early as possible. If you were injured, we at Stern Law Group have the experience and resources to protect your rights to the fullest extent. Our lawyers have more than 150 years of combined legal experience and an unparalleled commitment to the pursuit of justice for the injured.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

A necessary task after a motorcycle accident, dealing with insurance companies can prove extremely difficult. Some insurance providers, more concerned with profits than actually helping their policyholders and claimants, may unreasonably delay or deny claims. They may offer low settlements and try to pressure claimants into accepting. If you filed a motorcycle accident insurance claim, you have the right to be treated in a fair and reasonable manner.

Insurance providers are required to act in good faith when it comes to dealing with claims. This means they should not actively try to find ways to deny and delay valid claims. They should treat policyholders fairly when investigating and valuing claims. When insurance companies act in bad faith, they may be held accountable in civil court. Taking legal action against a dishonest insurer is one of the ways that a lawyer at our firm can protect your rights.

Seeking Out All Sources of Compensation

You have the right to fair compensation if you were injured in a motorcycle accident. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident and what party or parties are responsible, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. This may include medical expenses, ongoing medical care, rehabilitative care, lost wages, loss of future wages, pain, suffering and emotional trauma.

When our firm takes on a motorcycle accident claim, we seek out any and all possible sources of compensation to protect our client's right to maximum damages. In addition to pursuing a fair settlement or award through an insurance claim, we may file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in civil court if warranted. This may apply in situations where an accident is caused by an external influence, like a hazardous roadway or defective motorcycle part.

Having a competent lawyer who can protect your rights through the claims process or in filing a lawsuit can help you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life. The damage a motorcycle accident can cause may affect all areas of your life, and seeking justice and fair damages can make all the difference as you work to move on. Find out how our firm can help you by calling a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.