If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, our experienced Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident lawyers may be able to obtain you a settlement to compensate you for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. One of the biggest obstacles associated with motorcycle accident cases is proving fault. Many times, the other driver will claim they did not see the motorcycle. Based on this, the insurance company will try to show that the motorcyclist is either totally or partially at fault in an effort to deny the claim or offer a smaller settlement than you deserve. In these cases, it may be necessary to hire an accident reconstruction expert to help prove the motorcyclist was not at fault for the accident.
It is always an uphill battle to convince the insurance adjuster to fully compensate you for any pain and suffering. Insurance companies utilize tactics to show that your pain and suffering was not as severe as it may have been. Our lawyers know these tactics and can help you show that you are entitled to more for your pain and suffering. Part of this process involves reviewing the medical records and ensuring you receive treatment for all your injuries. We will closely document your progress and negotiate with the adjuster to make sure you are fully compensated.
A detrimental mistake that could impact your case is the failure to attend important medical appointments. This makes it difficult for our attorneys to offer proof to the insurance company that you are experiencing pain and suffering due to your injuries. Lack of medical record evidence could leave the insurance company adjuster unconvinced as to your alleged pain, and could be reflected in the award that you receive. With that being said, be sure to attend all medical appointments and be persistent that your doctor records this in your medical report.
Every case is different, but typically insurance companies will pay you more money for pain and suffering based on both the severity of your injuries and the duration of time that you are totally or partially disabled and experiencing pain, as indicated by your doctor. For example, pain and suffering damages awarded for a broken bone are typically more extensive than that for a soft tissue neck or back injury.
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There are many other variables that our Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident lawyers consider when determining what your case is worth. We ask that you do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.