Accidents met by motorcyclists hardly end in a litigation filed against the perpetrator because of the complexity of claim procedure. More than its intricacies, it is the anticipation of the victims that make the claim-filing process look difficult. So, herein, an attempt has been made to simplify the first stages of the routine of filing motorcycle compensation claims to help victims get awarded for the inconvenience and suffering undergone. The process discussed in this write-up is an approximate guide for cases in which severe injuries are sustained.
Contacting and Intimating
The initial stage includes contacting a lawyer right after the accident has been encountered. This does not mean that you have to drop at a lawyer’s office on your way to the medics. When you are fully cured, visit a lawyer and listen to their take on your case. On day 2, your lawyer will ask you to come down to their office to work on the case together. This appointment will follow a couple of sittings with the professional, meetings with the opponent’s insurer, a visit at the repair shop, etc.
The lawyers first deal with all the areas that need immediate attention. For instance, they will arrange a courtesy motorbike for the claimant so that they can carry out their activities without facing any difficulty. For motorcycles that are badly damaged, the personal injury solicitors arrange for a repair job by settling it with the offender’s insurance.
Aside, the lawyers prepare demand letters to initiate the claim in an informal manner. The reply to the acknowledgement letter received from the claimant is also made by them to ensure that the chance of receiving a maximum compensation is maximized.
Investigations made by the police and the adjusters will also be dealt by the professionals, as they know how to handle, what to show, etc. that can contribute to a successful case.
The Liability Decision
It is within three months from the date of the arrival of the acknowledgement letter that the decision regarding liabilities of the opponent is to be made. It all depends on whether the offender has admitted his negligence or transferred it over to the claimant. In motorcycle compensation claims, there is a thin line that distinguishes the primary and partial liability bearing. Even if the opponent agrees to be primarily responsible for the case, you are not on the right side because it leaves you at the end of the minor mistakes. And, the law of the UK needs the claimants to be completely blameless to claim compensation.
In case of the latter, legally referred to as the case of contributory negligence, the lawyers work to assimilate evidence to prove it otherwise. Investigations made to verify your and opponent’s claim has to be focused on to make sure that the truth is kept exposed to them for a fair judgment.
Usually, the process of liability decision is a long-drawn one, whether or not it is an open-and-shut case. The inquest, data assimilation, police clashes, etc. deter the legal process normally.