Motorcycle Accidents
I'm a Motorcycle Rider - I Get It...

motorcycle accidentsMotorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are environmentally friendly, fun, and are absolutely great alternatives to gas-guzzling larger vehicles when ridden by conscientious riders who know the rules and drive in a safe manner. They provide entertainment as well as transportation. Unfortunately, it is also true that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than people in cars. It is important to drive safely, and to be prepared in case others fail to do so.

Riding Safely

A large number of accidents happen when passenger cars turn left, directly into the path of a motorcyclist. We can’t control what other motorists do but we can do our best to make a safety zone around us. To increase safety, motorcyclists need to:

  1. Wear bright clothing that makes it easy for other motorists to see them.
  2. Keep as much space as possible between you and surrounding vehicles.
  3. Be careful when lane splitting. Don’t ride too much faster than surrounding vehicles.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, first get the medical treatment you need. Then call us to ensure that you will be represented effectively. You only get one chance to settle with the responsible insurance company. Let us help make sure it is done right.

How can I prepare beforehand in case of an Motorcycle Accident?

  • Don’t Drink and Drive – Statistics show that alcohol is involved in a majority of accidents.
  • Watch other vehicles and drive defensively – Give them as much space as you can. Things happen fast at 60 mph. More space gives more time to react.
  • Have both good health and auto insurance. One of the main causes of personal bankruptcy is medical bills, so good health coverage is essential. Good auto insurance can protect you from lawsuits.
  • Get the most uninsured coverage you can on your auto policy. A large percentage of drivers have either no insurance or only minimal coverage. You cannot depend on other drivers to ahve enough insurance to cover your losses. Uninsured/underinsured coverage puts the matter in your control.

What should I do in case I have an Accident?

  • Unless your accident was completely minor and you are sure you have no injuries, head straight for the nearest Emergency Room or your family doctor for examination.
  • Get recommended treatment. Use your health insurance or auto policy medpay to pay. This ensures that you will not suffer damage to your credit score due to unpaid medical bills.
  • From the start keep a file of all relevant medical, police, treatment, wage loss and billing records.
  • Speak with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney to determine the best course of action.

How Can Comerford Law Firm Help Me Recover from a Motorcycle Accident?

The last thing you need when you are injured is to deal with insurance adjustors asking for a statement about the accident, hospital billing staff asking how your bills will be paid, and all the other details that need to be taken care of after an accident happens. You should be spending your time recovering, not doing unfamiliar business. It’s a familiar business to us, and we can help relieve you of much of the stress that comes after an accident. Comerford Law Firm diligently and zealously represents clients who have been injured in traffic, slip-and-fall, animal attack and other types of accidents. We take over communication and negotiations with insurance companies and medical providers so that you can recuperate without having to worry about financial harm that might be a result of the accident.

Our system for handling accident cases

Every accident case is different. Still, the steps involved in seeing to a fast and efficient recovery with the best physical and financial results are the same in most cases. When we represent a new client the first thing we do is ensure that he or she is getting the appropriate medical treatment, and that the treatment is being paid for so that our client will not have financial problems due to the injuries. Next we send a letter of representation to all related insurance companies and medical providers, instructing them to deal primarily with our firm and not disturb the client or his or her family. This instantly provides our clients with the peace of mind that they can concentrate on recovery while their case is being taken care of by caring and dedicated professionals who are looking out for their interests. While treatment continues we monitor the case and provide periodic updates to insurance providers so they will better understand the nature and extent of the injuries, providing a factual basis for later settlement negotiations. Communication with all parties is the key to successful resolution.

When treatment is finished we organize and prepare all the relevant police and medical records in a Demand Letter to the insurance company of the responsible party, summarizing the accident and the injuries and demanding a certain amount of money in settlement. We then negotiate with the company and do our best to negotiate a suitable settlement. We are proud of our record at settling cases before the need for lawsuits and litigation. Nevertheless, in those cases where negotiation does not succeed, such as when there is a genuine dispute over facts of the accident or the injuries, we are ready to file suit and take the case to the next level. It is important to note that because we take a limited number of cases each year, we are in regular communication with our clients. We always consult with them, explain their options, and make sure they are in informed agreement before taking any actions or making any settlement decisions.

Attorney Comerford is a Motorcycle Rider – He Gets It…

John A. Comerford on his Harley Davidson
When he is not in court or working on cases, Attorney John enjoys riding motorcycles. Other drivers are often careless around riders and he knows how to fight and win the maximum possible compensation if you have been seriously injured on the road. He has enjoyed riding motorcycles across the United States, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines.


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