Confronting insurance companies after a motorcycle accident

On Behalf of | Mar 17, 2016 | Motorcycle Accidents

Getting in any type of accident is often not only physically and emotionally painful, but also extremely confusing for the accident victim. Accidents involving motorcycles, scooters, mopeds or motorized bicycles may entail very serious injuries or death – these types of incidents can be incredibly devastating, costly and overwhelming. Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle collision can be made far more manageable with the aid of Worcester motorcycle accident attorneys.

One of the most difficult and frustrating issues after a motorcycle wreck is the topic of insurance. One’s own insurance company may be tough to get ahold of, uncooperative or pushy when it comes to a settlement offer. Moreover, the negligent driver may not have insurance or, if they do, that insurance company can have their own agenda as well.

Many residents of Massachusetts have personal injury protection or PIP. This is an important type of insurance protection but PIP typically does not pay for the medical expenses arising from a motorcycle accident. Some policy holders do choose to pay extra for Medical Payment, or Medpay, coverage, which does pay for medical bills stemming from motorcycle crashes. Not all local motorcyclists have this coverage, though, and pursuing the other driver’s insurer for medical bills thus becomes a necessity for many.

Motorcycle accident victims can recover for medical expenses against a negligent party. Likewise, the families of victims of fatal motorcycle crashes can also recover against negligent drivers whose actions caused an unexpected death. A successful recovery often depends on proving negligence – without an experienced attorney, this can be extremely challenging.

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Ellis Law Offices LLP have been helping injured parties since 1963. The attorneys offer no-cost consultations and will even travel to victims’ homes or hospital beds if need be. For bikers and others hurt by careless drivers, it is possible to emerge from the other side of the insurance morass in a more empowered position.


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