Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Birmingham
Victim of a Hit & Run Motorcycle Accident
Being in a motorcycle accident is never a pleasant experience. You find yourself in pain, worried about your passenger if you had one, worried about the extent of your own injuries, about the damage to your bike, about missing work, and how you'll be able to support your family. The only thing that could be worse is if the driver of the vehicle that hit you left the scene of the accident.
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident while riding your motorcycle, you are no doubt wondering who is going to pay your medical bills and for your bike repairs. That is why you need qualified legal representation. Since 2002, Guster Law Firm, LLC has been successfully representing Alabama injury victims. We can help you recover many of the losses you have incurred in your accident.
To get your case underway, call us today at (205) 581-9777 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Steps to Take After a Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident in Birmingham
- Providing that you're not too injured to do so, call 911 immediately. This will get an ambulance and paramedics on the on the way to treat you. It will also alert law enforcement that a hit and run driver is on the loose.
- Whenever you're able to, contact your insurance company to report the accident. However, it is crucial that you don't sign any papers or make any recorded statements.
- Contact a qualified motorcycle hit and run accident attorney. Remember, you don't want to sign anything or make any statements until you've consulted an attorney.
Compensation for Losses After a Hit and Run in Birmingham
In the best case scenario, police will catch the hit and run driver and the driver will be insured. However, there's the likelihood that they will be uninsured - which is probably why they fled the scene. You can sue the hit and run driver, even if they are uninsured, but chances are an uninsured driver won't have much in the way of assets.
If the hit and run driver is never located, or if they have no insurance or retrievable assets, you may be able to secure compensation for your losses from your own insurance company, providing you have uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage on your policy. While many states require a vehicle operator to have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, Alabama does not.
Dealing with Your Own Insurance Company
You may be making monthly premiums to your insurance company, don't expect them to be eager to adequately compensate you for your losses. In spite of all their rhetoric, your insurance company isn't all that concerned about your well-being. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not taking care of you. This is why we urge you not to sign any papers or make any recorded statements until you talk to a qualified motorcycle hit and run accident lawyer in Birmingham.
Guster Law Firm, LLC will see that you get an insurance settlement worthy of your injuries and losses. Call our Birmingham, Alabama offices today for a free consultation. Call (205) 581-9777 today.