How To Recover Damages from a Motorcycle Accident
Man: Do I need an accident attorney for my case or can I save the money? Greg Lyon has practiced personal injury and wrongful death law in Arizona for over 40 years. He has handled thousands of cases exclusively representing Arizona accident victims. He does not represent insurance companies.
Greg: Hello, my name is Greg Lyon. I’m an attorney that has practiced in the field of personal injury and wrongful death for over 40 years. In addition, I’ve logged well over 100,000 miles on a number of different motorcycles, the last seven being Harley’s.
If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, being treated fairly on the damage to your bike is at best frustrating and at worse a nightmare. We as riders know that what you paid for your motorcycle is not your investment in the bike. After you purchase the motorcycle, you then proceed to make it your own. Aftermarket pipes, seat, windscreen, extra chrome, custom paint, the list is endless. Finding an insurance adjuster that understands and is willing to pay you for these extras will be a real challenge. Start by getting your own independent estimate. I would start the process by going to the dealer that you have hopefully established a relationship with in the purchase or servicing of the bike. If you find yourself without such a relationship, call me and I’ll be happy to give you some companies that have assisted our clients in the past. The second impact arises once the motorcycle has been repaired. This second hit will occur when you try to sell a repaired motorcycle. I have discussed in another video the concept of diminished resale value. I would strongly recommend that you view that as well. Finally, do not sign a release until it has been reviewed by an attorney to make certain you’re getting all that you should.
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