Gary Poole Law OfficeNorth Carolina Motorcycle and Auto Accident Lawyer
As a motorcycle accident attorney, my main job is to protect the rights of bikers involved in motorcycle accidents. When I protect those rights, I also take over the responsibility from the biker for dealing with the insurance company of the driver that caused the accident. In a previous issue of Full Throttle, I talked about how I help bikers with claims for damage to their motorcycle and their personal property. I now want to talk about how I help bikers who have been injured in an accident.
We all like to think that we are not going to be in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, last year in North Carolina, there were 3,070 motorcycle crashes resulting in 3,185 injuries. When an accident happens, a lot of people think that the other insurance company has their best interest in mind and will take care of them. I wish that were the case. An insurance company’s obligation is to protect their own driver. My job is to protect the rights of the biker.
Insurance adjusters deal with accident claims day in and day out. These adjusters know that most bikers do not have the same experience. I have had many people tell me how frustrated and confused they have gotten when trying to deal with the insurance company on their own. Once I get involved in a case, it is my job to deal directly with the insurance company. The biker can just concentrate on getting better from any injuries they had in the accident.
When a biker is in an accident, he or she may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and permanent injuries. It benefits an insurance company to compensate the biker as little as possible. It is my job to make sure that the biker is treated fairly by the insurance company. I also do not want the biker’s case to drag out. When the biker is ready to reach a settlement in their case, I get that accomplished as quickly as I can.
What I write about above is the short version of what I do as a motorcycle accident attorney for my clients. It would take several pages to discuss all the ins and outs of what goes into representing a biker who has been injured in an accident. If you or someone you know is unfortunately injured in a motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to give me a call at (800) 942-1191. The consultation is free.