Facts About Motorcycle Insurance
Understand What Your Insurance Might Cover With Help From a Rio Rancho Lawyer
Rio Rancho motorcycle accident attorney Brad Goodwin represents injured
bikers on motorcycle accident and injury claims in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho,
and all over New Mexico. For a free consultation including a discussion
of all motorcycle insurance, call (505) 340-2223. He can explain what
might be available to you regarding your motorcycle injury case.
On this page, Mr. Goodwin has provided information to help you get a better
understanding of insurance policy terminology. However, please remember
that you should consult with a professional motorcycle insurance agent
before deciding on a type of motorcycle insurance.
This is the portion you, the insured, have to pay to contribute to the
payment of a loss. A higher deductible should lower your premium. Ask
your agent to quote you for a low and a high deductible.
This is the person named in the insurance contract that will be driving
the motorcycle or vehicle. Normally the spouse of the named insured who
also lives at the same address will also be covered. This is one reason
to keep your address current on your driver's license.
This is coverage that protects you in the case of the theft of your vehicle.
Leaving keys in the ignition or easily available may be a reason for your
insurance company to deny a claim. Alarms often will lower your insurance premium.
This coverage will pay for some of your medical bills. Ask your agent how
your medical bills are paid if you have health insurance and what happens
to medical bills if the at fault driver has insurance or if the at fault
driver is uninsured.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Uninsured motorist coverage on your bike and other vehicles may pay you
for your motorcycle personal injury claim, including medical bills, lost
wages, and pain and suffering. This occurs if the at-fault driver does
not have insurance (is uninsured).
Underinsured Motorists Coverage
This is coverage pays you if the at-fault driver did not have enough insurance
to cover all the damage that he did.
Liability Coverage protects you if you are at fault for an accident and
someone makes a claim against you for their property damage and personal
injury losses. In New Mexico, the minimum required liability coverage
is $25,000.00 per person and $50,000.00 per accident.
This coverage will pay for losses to your motorcycle, regardless of who
is at fault. You should consult with your agent as to what deductible
amount will be best for your personal circumstances. In New Mexico, it
is legally required to have your motorcycle insured in order to lawfully
drive on public streets. Another reason to have insurance is your insurance
company has a duty to defend you if you get sued by another driver.
Types of Insurance Coverage
There are some types of good insurance coverage you should consider having
on your motorcycle policy. They are medical-payments coverage and uninsured
motorist coverage. Usually for only a slightly higher premium, your agent
can sell you one of these types of coverage which can really help you
by paying you benefits if you are in a motorcycle accident. You must check
with your agent as to how medical pay and uninsured motorist coverage
is handled. It is good to check whether it is offered on your motorcycle
policy, as well.
Brad Goodwin, Rio Rancho motorcycle accident lawyer, is dedicated to handling
cases involving motorcycle injury and accident claims.
Contact Goodwin Law Office for a free consultation.
There is no fee unless compensation is collected, so there is no risk!
Call (505) 340-2223 today!
Reviewing the Facts
You should have an attorney review the facts of your motorcycle accident
case, as well as all insurance policies involved. Certain facts of your
motorcycle accident case or the failure to follow-up on certain types
of insurance coverage could cheat you out of thousands of dollars! Many
victims across the country lose thousands of dollars because they did
not understand insurance policies and lacked the right insurance.
Many individuals believe they have full coverage when they do not, and
others do not realize the major differences in various types of insurance
coverage available to them. There are hundreds of thousands of vehicles
on the road that do not carry any vehicle insurance.
This type of insurance can greatly help if you were:
- Injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist.
- Involved in a "hit and run."
If you are in these situations, you can collect for your injuries from
your "Uninsured Motorist" coverage in your policy. This pays
for most damages and comes for your protection. If you do not have this
coverage, then you and your family could lose up to thousands of dollars
which might be desperately needed. You should carry uninsured motorist
coverage-the more the better!
Unfortunately, most wrongdoers who have insurance in New Mexico carry only
the $25,000 policy limit required by state law. This means if you or a
member of your family are seriously injured and the value of the claim
would actually be $50,000 or $100,000, the wrongdoer insurance company
would only have to pay you the $25,000 policy limit carried by the wrongdoer.
For this reason, insurance companies offer underinsurance motorist coverage.
This coverage means that your own insurance company will pay you the true
value of your injuries, if there is not enough insurance carried by the
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This information is not meant to be a complete discussion of all the aspects
of motorcycle insurance. It is written in the hope of giving you a better
understanding of the law in order to change your insurance, if necessary,
and to provide the knowledge to protect you and your family. Contact your
local insurance agent to review your coverage!
If you wish to get advice from an experienced Goodwin Law Office motorcycle
accident attorney, then contact Goodwin Law Office