How Long Does a Motorcycle Accident Claim Take to Settle? Bottaro Injury Lawyers Weighs in on Getting You Paid After Your RI or MA Motorcycle Accident!

Did you know that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be involved in fatal accidents compared to other motorists? This devastating statistic illustrates just how at risk motorcyclists are when there are careless drivers on the road or unfavorable roadway conditions present. As motorcycle accident attorneys, we are often asked, “how long will it take to settle my motorcycle accident claim?”

The short answer is, it very much depends on specifics of your case. It can take just a few weeks to years, depending on the complexity of the injuries, facts, and insurance policies involved.

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This may not be the most satisfying answer. However, a skilled personal injury attorney can help keep things moving and make sure you understand what’s going on every step of the way. Read today’s blog to learn what factors affect motorcycle accident claim timelines the most.

1. The Nature and Severity of Your Injuries.

The more complex injuries you have, the more complicated it becomes to settle your case. Take this for example: If you fracture your wrist or break your leg after your motorcycle accident, it is easier to provide the at-fault party’s insurance company with x-ray proof of your injuries. It is also easier to show the immediate impact those injuries have on your daily life. However, if you suffer less-apparent nerve or tissue damage – a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, internal organ damage, for example, it may take longer to prove the extent of those injuries and how they affect your everyday life.

Additionally, long-term medical treatment can prolong the motorcycle accident claim settlement process. This is because as effective motorcycle injury attorneys, we need to illustrate the full impact of the accident to accurately request compensation for medical costs and future needs.

Preexisting medical conditions can also complicate the motorcycle accident claim process. Oftentimes, motorcycle accidents aggravate a victim’s preexisting medical condition. Which you can — and should — be compensated for! However, insurance companies will argue that since the injury already existed, they should not have to pay for your care. In this case, we oftentimes need to work with medical experts to prove that your injuries were aggravated by the accident and that you should be compensated as such.

2. How Complex the Facts Are.

In cases where the at-fault party’s fault is clear and your injuries are minor or simple, settlement negotiations may happen relatively fast. However, your motorcycle accident can become complex quickly. For instance, if there are disputes about who is at fault and to what extent, your attorney may need to consult with experts and witnesses to prove your case. This is often the case when there are multiple parties, and therefore multiple people who could be partially at fault for your injuries.

Our firm handles RI and MA motorcycle accident cases for personal injury victims. Even though your damages and injuries are often immediately apparent to you, it can take some time before you see compensation. Call us now to discuss your case!

Additionally, insurance companies may drag out the settlement process to get a victim to accept a lowball settlement. This is why it is important to hire a skilled personal injury attorney to look out for you! If an insurance company ultimately cannot agree to provide an adequate settlement, your attorney may need to file a lawsuit on your behalf.

3. Type of Insurance Policies Involved.

If the person at fault in your motorcycle accident maintains enough car insurance coverage to pay for your damages, your claim may not take as long to settle.

However, if an at-fault driver drives uninsured or underinsured (drive without enough insurance to cover your damages), your attorney may need to work with your insurance company to cover the rest of your costs. In general, the more parties and policies your attorney must work with, the longer it usually takes to settle a motorcycle accident claim.

In short, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to years to settle your motorcycle accident claim. Factors like the nature and severity of your injuries, how complex the facts are, and what insurance companies and policies are involved impact how long the settlement process takes. To help speed up the process after your motorcycle injury, call a skilled personal injury law firm immediately to begin working on your case!

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