If you are involved in a traffic collision while riding your motorcycle you are most likely very concerned about any property damage your bike might have suffered. As a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer who has been helping injured riders throughout Tarrant County and the DFW metroplex since 1991, I know that your first priority should be to yourself. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are usually extremely serious, so it is always very important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don't have good health insurance it is critical that you get treated for your injuries. A board certified attorney will normally be able to help you pay the doctor.
What about my bike?
For most bikers, their motorcycle is like their baby. They've usually invested a lot of time and money in their motorcycle so it's perfectly reasonable to be concerned about your bike's whereabouts while you're lying in a hospital bed recuperating. After a wreck your bike will likely have been towed to a wrecking yard or vehicle impound where it will be held until you are able to collect it. You will be billed for each day that your bike is stored there, so overtime that can add up to a significant extra cost in addition to the mountain of doctor bills you will also have to pay following your crash.
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the wreck is important as the sooner as you have someone fighting on your behalf, the sooner you can get compensated for these damages. It is also possible to receive compensation for any lost wages due to missing work because of your injuries, as well as the very real pain and suffering that you have endured because of the accident.
The Anderson Law Firm understands how valuable motorcycles are to their owners, which is why we've compiled an extensive database of motorcycle repair mechanics in both Dallas, Fort Worth and other cities across the metroplex.
What if my bike is totaled?
In the most catastrophic accidents, it is entirely possible that the property damage to your motorcycle is determined to be a "total loss" by the insurance company. This means that the cost of the repairs would be more than 70% of the fair market value of the motorcycle. Since most bikers have modified their bike with custom details, it is usually prudent to get an independent appraisal of your bike to ensure the insurance adjustor is making a fair offer in the event your bike is a total loss.
If you hire the lawyers at the Anderson Law Film to help with your personal injury claim, will are happy to take on your property damage claim free of charge. To schedule a complimentary consultation on your injury claim, you can call us toll free at 800-354-MARK (6275) or locally at 817-294-1900.
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