Motorcycle riders who are involved in traffic accidents face challenges when resolving an insurance claim or lawsuit. The main reason for this is that the general public (including insurance adjusters) view is that riders are second class road citizens. This is normally a result of the general negative idea about two wheel riders that is far from true. One such assumption, that is not entirely true, is that motorcyclists are wild and reckless.
Helping Your Motorcycle Case
Some ways to help your argument about how the accident happened are:
- Driving record – Your driving record is not available to an insurance adjuster during the process of your insurance claim. In addition you are not required to reveal your driving record during your claim negotiations. However, if your record strongly suggests that you are a cautious rider then you can bring it up. Your being a responsible driver will show by your record of not having had an accident with a motorcycle. And that you have been riding for a considerably long period of time.
- Protective clothing – You should point to any protective clothing that you were wearing at the time of the accident. This shows that you are cautious and responsible, and that your injuries were sustained despite such precautions. Even if you did not suffer a head and neck injury mentioning that you were wearing a helmet is relevant. It paints a picture that you are a responsible rider though this does not relate directly to your accident. This is despite whether such protective clothing is required by law.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence you need legal help. For personal injury claims advice and representation contact a Vinson Law Office attorney. The Vinson Law Office is a law firm of experienced professionals with a proven track record of success.