Santa Monica Motorcycle Loss of Use Attorney
If your motorcycle is repairable after an accident: Get loss of use compensation
for the dates it is in the shop
motorcycle accident, if your motorcycle is deemed repairable, you are entitled to compensation
for "loss of use" damages, i.e., money to compensate you for
the days your motorcycle is in the shop being repaired.
If your motorcycle is totaled: Get loss of use compensation from the date
of the accident until the date you receive the total loss check
If your motorcycle is totaled in an accident, you are entitled to loss
of use compensation from the date of the accident until the date you receive
the total loss check.
Get motorcycle loss of use compensation even if you do not rent a replacement
Even if you don't rent a replacement motorcycle, the insurance company
must pay you the reasonable rental cost of a comparable motorcycle. If
you are making the claim against your insurance company, you are limited
by the policy limit of your rental coverage. If your rental coverage is
$20 per day, for a maximum of 30 days, then your insurance company is
only on the hook for up to $600. But if you make the claim against the
other driver's insurance company, it is on the hook for the full amount
of your loss of use claim, assuming the other driver has a sufficient
property damage policy limit.
The insurance adjuster won't tell you that you are entitled to loss
of use compensation
You will not get motorcycle loss of use compensation unless you demand
it. Your insurance company and the other driver's insurance company
won't tell you that you are entitled to be paid for this loss. In
fact, many personal injury attorneys do not demand loss of use compensation
for their clients.
At McGee, Lerer & Associates, our
Santa Monica personal injury lawyers demand loss of use compensation for our motorcycle accident clients.
How much are you entitled to collect when claiming loss of use?
California law requires that the insurance company pay you the reasonable
rental cost of a replacement motorcycle, even if you do not actually rent
a motorcycle. With a typical rental motorcycle costing $100 to $150 per
day, motorcycle loss of use damages can add up quickly.
Don't let the insurance company shortchange you. Do not sign a property
damage release until you have received compensation for your loss of use.
Contact a Santa Monica motorcycle accident lawyer and learn about your right to compensation for the loss of use of your