How do I make a claim for damages to my motorcycle?

Being in a motorcycle accident can have extremely damaging effects not only on your property, but also on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, which is why having an attorney on your side can provide you with the guidance and support you need to get back on your feet. At the Law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, our team of lawyers has extensive experience working with insurance providers and fighting to recover the compensation you are entitled to. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight accident victims. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover compensation for their injuries. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

If you are involved in a motorcycle crash caused by a negligent or distracted driver, you have the option to file and pursue two different types of civil legal claims to cover both your injuries and the damage to your motorcycle. The type of claim you pursue is likely to depend on the kind of commercial insurance coverage available to you and whether or not you have collision coverage on your own policy. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

Having collision coverage as part of your policy can help you recover damages to your motorcycle faster, as it gives you the option to work with your own insurance provider to repair or replace your vehicle. It also protects you in the event the at-fault driver failed to carry a current insurance policy or was unable to provide reimbursement for your losses. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin have successfully recovered over 150 million dollars for clients like you and can help make sure you have a complete understanding of your situation and are appropriately reimbursed. Being involved in an motorcycle accident and suffering injuries in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care.

Since collision coverage is not mandatory in the state of Illinois, it’s possible that you are not covered by its benefits and would instead have to pursue a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. In this case, you would file a claim against the at-fault party’s Property Damage Liability Coverage. Motorists who own or operate a vehicle in the state of Illinois are required to carry at least $15,000 in PDL coverage to cover the damages caused in a motorcycle accident. Fighting to ensure all of your losses are covered can be complicated and is something best left to experienced attorneys like our team at the Law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, as we will work tirelessly to ensure you are reimbursed for your expenses and compensated for your suffering. If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Once the at-fault driver’s insurance has accepted liability, the next step is to repair the damages to your motorcycle. Typically, the insurance company you’ve been working with has the option to repair or replace your motorcycle, or reimburse you for its actual cash value (ACV) or its fair market value. This amount is calculated by determining what your motorcycle would have sold for in the local market on the date of the accident. If your motorcycle is deemed impractical to repair, meaning repairing it would not be cost efficient, it would be considered a total loss and the insurance company may choose to replace the vehicle or reimburse you for its ACV. It’s essential to note that if you are “upside down” on your payments and owe more on your motorcycle than you can recover, a lawsuit may be necessary and you’ll need a lawyer to help you collect compensation for all of your losses. Should the insurance company choose to repair your vehicle, you have the right to choose which repair shop will complete the restoration, as long as they are properly licensed.

Another thing to keep in mind is that insurance companies are only legally obligated to restore your motorcycle to the state it was in before the incident, as in they do not have to pay for any improvements to your property. For example, if your motorcycle is two years old and needs a new engine following an accident, the repair shop can choose to replace it with a part that is also two years old or otherwise used. If such a part is not available, the shop might have to use a new part, however you will be charged for the cost difference between the two.

Your world does not stop because of a motorcycle accident. You’ll still need to get to work and other commitments, and you’ll need a reliable method of transportation to do so. The insurance company of the at-fault driver must provide you with a rental vehicle for the entire period that your motorcycle is being repaired. In some cases, you might have to cover the rental bill out of your own pocket, with reimbursement supplied by the insurance agency once the claim has gone through. If you have questions about your accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and need help recovering damages for your property loss, contact our team of skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin. We can provide the support and guidance you need to get through these difficult times and explore every option and avenue to ensure you get everything you are entitled to. Reach out to our lawyers today to discuss your rights, available choices and next steps or to simply seek free advice from experienced attorneys.

My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by injury and accident victims, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your injury and accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.