Previous posts on this blog have discussed uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage in Illinois. In this post we will talk about how an attorney can be helpful to someone who needs to make an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim in order to get full compensation after a serious motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle accidents are more likely to involve underinsured motorists coverage simply because a motorcyclist has less protection and is thus more likely to suffer serious injuries or permanent disability in an accident.
In many cases, if another driver is at fault for the motorcycle accident, then his or her insurance coverage won’t be sufficient to pay for the serious injuries his or her negligence caused. In some cases, the negligent driver will have no insurance at all. The victim will therefore have to turn to his or her own insurance company in order to get additional compensation through uninsured or underinsured motorists coverage.
While people might think of personal injury attorneys as lawyers who sue negligent drivers, that is in fact only one service our firm provides to its clients. We are also skilled in helping our clients identify all possible avenues for getting compensation, as in all too many cases, simply pursuing a claim against the negligent driver will not be enough.
Moreover, we have a lot of experience pursuing uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and negotiating fair settlements with insurance companies. When a negligent driver has caused an injury, we understand how to prove the severity and extent of our client’s losses and pursue the full compensation they deserve.