What Are My Rights After I’m Hurt In A Motorcycle Accident?

People who are involved in accidents with motorcycles can often be seriously injured. If you have ever been involved in a motorcycle accident and have sustained injuries, you need to know certain things because you’ll have deadlines you’ll need to meet when filing your claim.

Just keep in mind that you’ll be automatically entitled to “No-fault Accident’ benefits if you have ever been involved in a motorcycle accident, even if you sustained no injuries.

You Must Follow These Steps When Filing a No-Fault Accident Claim

● You have 7 days from the date of your accident to notify your insurance company if you want to file a claim.
● Your insurance company will give you the appropriate forms and you’ll have 30 days to fill the forms out and send them back to your insurance company. You can extend this deadline if you have a valid reason. A good example is that extensive injuries that you sustained from the accident kept you from filling the forms out on time.
● You’ll have to hire a lawyer if your claim is denied and you want to appeal. You’ll have two years from the denial date to appeal.

Of course, you can sue for pain and suffering. The issue is that you’ll have to prove that you have sustained physical injuries if you want to receive a settlement. A good Personal Injury Lawyer in Edmonton can help you determine if you have a case based on the nature and extent of your physical injuries. If you have mild injuries, the payout might be low but of the accident left you with serious injuries, you will be entitled to higher amount as compensation.

If you are disabled and are therefore unable to work, you can sue for past and future loss of income. You may also have to pay for housekeeping and other expenses that arise from your accident. Note that this is not an exhaustive list of examples.

You may be tempted to walk away right after you have sustained an accident. Keep in mind that this urge is caused by the adrenaline that’s rushing through your body because of your accident and resist it. Instead, ask for help and (if you are able to) collect as much evidence as possible that will help support your personal injury case or claim.

A lawyer will help you determine if you have a good case. He or she will also help you get the huge settlement that you want, need, and deserve. They understand the legal nuances of the claim process and will help you get justice.