How long does a motorcycle accident case take?
There is no set time limit for a motorcycle accident case and the reason for that is each case and its circumstances differ. Some cases may take 30 days, some 90 days or longer. When a claim is filed, a timeline is set for each step of the process. But if something happens at one of the steps, the resolution of the case may be delayed.
If you are claiming damages after a motorcycle accident, you need to prove that the other driver caused your accident and the damages and also outline how much those damages happen to be. Filing a strong claim helps you receive damages. If the other driver is totally at fault, the insurer is responsible for all damages.
Typically, the insurance company tends to make things difficult as they do not want to pay out or pay out much on a claim. They may make a low-ball offer or blame the victim for the accident. The more complex the case the more likely the insurer will resist. However, with an attorney is representing you, they help strengthen your claim. An attorney will negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement. You may even wait up to 30 days to get a first settlement offer. Should an offer be accepted, there is usually about a five to seven day wait for the settlement check to arrive and in most cases involving a personal injury attorney, the check goes to them, fees are deducted and the rest of the settlement is sent to you.
There are instances when the lawyer and the insurance company are just not able to reach a settlement and that may mean going to court. Trials can take anywhere from one to two years, if not longer, which is usually why insurance companies prefer to try and settle out of court to hedge their bets on the cost of a settlement.
Other Motorcycle Accident FAQs:
- Are motorcycle crashes considered different than accidents involving two cars?
- Do I have to have UN/UIM coverage on my motorcycle?
- Do I need a motorcycle accident lawyer?
- Do Kentucky motorcyclists have to have insurance?
- How long does a motorcycle accident case take?
- How long does a motorcycle insurance claim take?
- I was in a motorcycle accident will PIP pay for my bills and lost wages?
- I was in a motorcycle hit-and-run accident, what are my options?
Marty fought for me when the insurance company denied my claim. We sued and got the insurance limits.