Motorcycle Accidents

Factors in Your Motorcycle Accident Insurance Claim


To file a successful motorcycle insurance claim, you must show that other rider’s negligence, carelessness, and slackness directly caused your injuries. Nonetheless, the principles of motorbike crashes and claims may vary from one state to the other. Below is a comprehensive overview of what you should know to file a successful motorcycle accident lawsuit. You Must Have Adequate Insurance This is where it all starts. You cannot file a suit for damages caused by a motorcycle accident if you don’t have adequate coverage. Unlike most policies, motorcycle coverage is particularly strict and insurance requirements differ from one state to the other.  In most states, if you don’t have adequate or appropriate motorbike coverage your options to pursue compensation after an accident are limited. It even gets complicated if you live in a no-fault state. If no other rider was involved in the crash, or the at-fault rider has no insurance…

Auto Accidents

How Witness Statements Support Your Car Accident Claim


In a lawsuit, the odds are stacked in your favor if you have enough evidence to exonerate yourself from blame. Car crash claims and cases are no different. The more witnesses you have on your side, the easier it is to show that you are not legally responsible for the crash. In fact, testimony presented at the court could make or break your case. But, how important is to have witness statements to support your case if you get sued for a car accident? A personal injury explains. Witness Statements Can Support Your Claim of Innocence Witness statements made at the court can reduce or eliminate accusations that you are to blame for the accident. Among other things, witness recollections can help determine the positions of the vehicle, the speed of one or both of the cars at the at time of the accident and statements made by onlookers soon…

Auto Accidents

What Are Your Legal Options When Hit By a Drunk Driver?


It is relatively easy to sue successfully a driver who causes an accident while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As a matter of fact, assuming that the police have already determined that the at-fault driver was drunk, all you need to do is file a personal injury against the motorist and hope everything plays out in your favor.   There is a little twist, however, if you reside in a no-fault state. Your quest for compensation may not be as easy, and you need to be well acquainted with your legal options before filing a claim. When hit by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, here is what you ought to know. Filing an Insurance Claim is Always a Better Option For starters, if you live in a no-fault state, the law prohibits you from taking legal action against a negligent motorist unless your…

Pain and Suffering

How Do I Determine Pain/Suffering In My Accident Case?


A number of factors come into play when determining the value of your injury claim following a car crash. Most often, your insurance company will consider the medical bills incurred and the lost income as well as the pain and suffering. Unlike medical costs and lost wages, equating pain and suffering to a monetary value is not as straightforward.  In a bid to help you understand what goes into estimating a personal injury claim, here is a comprehensive look at the formulas used to calculate the amount of damage caused by pain and suffering. The Multiplier Formula Under this method, your attorney will multiply actual damages (lost income and medical expenses) by a certain number. Most often, the lawyer will multiply the actual damages by three. Thus, if your medical bills amount to $5,000 and the lost wages add up to $1,000 the damage caused by pain and suffering is…