If you’ve been in a car accident before you may feel you know all you need to know to make sure you get all the help you need to get things back to normal. That may be true if the accident was a relatively minor fender bender. If the accident resulted in some major damage and physical injury or even death, matters become more complicated.
This is something that is more often a concern when one of the vehicles involved happens to have been a motorcycle. Victims of North Carolina motorcycle crashes tend to suffer more severe injuries than those in cars or other larger vehicles.
Motorcycle riders lack the passive restraints and enclosed protection of cars and trucks. But that doesn’t mean they have any less right to be on the road or less right to seek compensation if they fall victim to another driver’s negligence.
But how do you know what just and fair compensation should be? If you are the survivor of a loved one who died in a motorcycle accident, what price do you put on the loss? There is no standard chart for such things and you can be sure that the insurance companies, neither yours nor the other driver’s, are going to go out of their way to make sure all your interests are covered. They look out for their own interests first.
Some accident victims may feel that hiring an attorney somehow taints them as being opportunistic. The reality is that turning to qualified legal counsel is perhaps the most rational choice to make. They have the knowledge of what it takes to seek the fullest measure of compensation. Insurance companies tend to be more inclined to do the right thing when they know they are working with an experienced attorney.