Filing an Insurance Claim after a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accidents Dan - August 9, 2019
South Bend motorcycle accident lawyer

Filing an insurance claim arising out of a South Bend motorcycle accident can be a complex and tedious task. However, by filing a claim against the at-fault driver following your motorcycle accident, you could pursue financial recovery for all of your personal injuries and damages. 

The South Bend personal injury attorneys at Blackburn & Green understand that insurance claims often create more questions than they do answers. Our knowledgeable team of experienced attorneys can assist you with filing a personal injury claim arising out of your motorcycle accident and pursue financial recovery on your behalf. 

Fault State

The State of Indiana is a “fault state” when it comes to auto insurance. This means that in the event of a motorcycle accident or other motor vehicle collision, the accident victim has the right to pursue financial recovery directly from the at-fault party or parties. Usually, this means filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. 

Submitting a Demand and Pursuing Settlement Negotiations

As part of filing an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s motor vehicle insurer, the accident victim – or preferably, the accident victim’s attorney – must submit a demand package to that insurance company. A demand package typically includes the following documentation:

● Copies of all medical records and bills which the accident victim is relating to the motorcycle collision

● Copies of all lost wage documentation which shows time missed from work as a result of the collision

● Copies of the police report and all other pertinent documentation regarding the collision

● Copies of all photographs which depict property damage resulting from the motorcycle collision

Litigating a Motorcycle Accident Claim

In some instances, a motorcycle accident claim can be settled with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. At other times, however, the insurance company is not willing to offer adequate compensation that will fully and fairly compensate the motorcycle accident victim for his or her injuries and damages. When that occurs, a South Bend personal injury attorney would need to file a lawsuit on the accident victim’s behalf and allow the case to wind its way through the court system. 

Even after a personal injury lawsuit has been filed, however, the case could still settle at any point. The motorcycle accident victim has the ultimate decision-making power when it comes to deciding whether to accept a settlement offer or go to trial. 

Speak to a South Bend Personal Injury Attorney about Your Motorcycle Accident Today

By successfully pursuing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party in a motorcycle accident case, you could recover compensation for all of your related medical expenses, lost earnings, past and future pain and suffering, inconvenience, and other economic and non-economic costs. At Blackburn & Green, our experienced legal team will do everything possible to pursue a successful personal injury claim on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. 

To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a South Bend personal injury attorney, call us today at (260) 422-4400 or contact us online to discuss all of your legal options.


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