Motorcycle Accidents & Insurance Claims

Motorcycle Accidents and Insurance Claims

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota or Wisconsin, working directly with the insurance companies involved to recover damages for your lost wages, pain and suffering and medical expenses can be difficult. While a reasonable person would assume that there is a standard method to determining who is at fault and how much it will cost to fully recover from your injuries, it can be an extremely complex and confusing process.

If you are facing a difficult situation because of a motorcycle injury, we can help. Rick Schroeder is an experienced and effective accident and injury lawyer as well as an avid motorcyclist who understands the unique challenges that motorcycle operators face in day to day traffic. We can help you work with the insurance companies as well as make an objective evaluation of your accident and determine what damages you have suffered, and who is at fault.

The following items should be considered in determining case value.

  • Damage to your motorcycle and any related items, (for example, helmet, gloves, pants, shirt, etc.)
  • Payment of all medical and chiropractic costs and consideration of any future medical bills. (For example, if your accident has left you temporarily or permanently in a wheelchair, making your transportation and living environment accessible.
  • Payment of all lost standard and overtime wages, other job-related benefits and consideration of future loss of earnings and potential income.
  • Compensation for pain and suffering - this area of the claim doesn't adhere to a strict formula. It takes years of experience to determine a fair amount and only then all factors of the case are considered including scarring, residual symptoms and permanent disability. This is the area where attorneys are most valuable.

After we know the answers to all the above questions then, and only then, can we put a value on a case. For example until we know how long you are going to be off work we can't assign a value for wage losses.