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Did Someone Damage Your Motorcycle?

November 1, 2023
Bicycle/Motorcycle Accidents

We Might Be Able to Get You a Replacement While It’s Repaired!

Motorcycle damaged in Colorado accident

I know a lot of motorcycle riders thanks to my commitment to the biker community via Rider Justice. Not only do I sponsor some really fun events, but I advise bikers on what kind of insurance they need in order to protect themselves after motorcycle crashes. I also represent bikers who have been injured in crashes. But a lesser-known service I provide is to help bikers get reimbursed if their bike gets damaged or totaled due to someone else’s actions.

Did someone back into your motorcycle? Did you loan your motorcycle to a buddy who then wrecked it? Were you in a fender-bender that damaged your motorcycle but left you still able to ride? We might be able to help you get a replacement motorcycle or even some real cash while your bike is repaired or replaced.

How is this possible? Well, if the person responsible for the mishap has insurance, they’re legally obligated to furnish you with a rental vehicle until your trusty two-wheeler is back in its prime, or it’s declared a total loss. This same principle applies if, by some twist of fate, your car is written off in a collision where you’re not at fault. In the insurance world, this is known as a “loss of use” claim, a handy tool for your recovery.

Now, here’s the intriguing part of this equation. If your car ends up in the repair shop, you’re entitled to approximately $30 per day for a rental car. However, when it comes to motorcycles, the rental costs soar to an astonishing $200 per day. Since insurance companies often take their sweet time, typically 30 to 60 days, to assess the damage on motorcycles post-accident, you could be owed a whopping $6,000 to $12,000.

We can help you get reimbursed for that amount by the at-fault person’s insurance. Whether you rent a bike or put it in the bank is up to you.

Let’s illustrate this with a real-life example. Not too long ago, we assisted a biker who found himself in a collision with another driver in Denver. Fortunately, he emerged from the ordeal with nothing more than a few scratches (thanks to his wise investment in top-notch riding gear). The police did their part by impounding his bike for their investigation. Once that phase wrapped up, the motorcycle was handed over to the other driver’s insurance company, which, after careful deliberation, declared it a total loss. This process chewed up a considerable 45 days.

Meanwhile, our client, the motorcycle rider, was due some form of transportation or compensation to cover the “loss of use.” Because of our connection via Rider Justice, he reached out to us even though he hadn’t suffered any injuries in the accident. Ordinarily, motorcycle injury attorneys steer clear of cases without injuries. But our response was a resounding, “Yes, we can help!”

In the end, we managed to secure $9,000 for the biker, demonstrating that these claims can really add up. In fact, we’ve gone the extra mile for riders whose beloved machines were totaled in accidents and succeeded in securing amounts as high as $14,000.

Not too shabby, right?

Here’s another story: We recently assisted a biker who had his motorcycle towed from one location to another. The tow truck operator clumsily dropped the motorcycle from the tow truck! Naturally, we sprang into action, helping the biker file a loss of use claim against the tow truck company’s insurance, because when it comes to motorcycle enthusiasts, we’ve got your back.

So, if you find yourself in a situation where your beloved motorcycle has been battered or wiped out by someone else’s carelessness, don’t hesitate to give us a ring. We’re here to help you explore your options for filing a claim, whether it’s for property damage or loss of use. Our fees will be sourced from the loss of use payment you receive, meaning you won’t need to shell out a penny upfront.

What’s more, we’ll ensure you receive the full, rightful value for your bike in accordance with Colorado law. Since our fee is solely tied to the loss-of-use segment of the claim, you get to keep all the funds earmarked for replacing your cherished ride.

If your bike has been damaged by someone else’s actions, reach out to us today. We’re here to put things right for you.


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