.: Motorcycle Insurance Claims
Although accidents and mishaps on the road are never desirable, they do occur now and again, a fact of life that makes insurance especially important for motorcycle riders. When accidents occur, policy holders file what's referred to as a “claim,” or a documentation of what happened along with the damages that occurred. There are various types of claims, just as there are various ways these claims should be made, depending on the circumstances. Typically, motorcycle riders who experience an accident may encounter liability, medical, or collision claims and some may have to work through the process of filing a theft claim, as well.
Liability claims cover damages for which the rider may be responsible, such as scratches on another vehicle, a broken fence, and so on. Medical claims cover the costs of any necessary treatment or transportation associated with the accident, while collision claims are associated with any repairs that may need to be made on the policy holder's motorcycle. When a bike or part is stolen, insured riders should file a theft claim. No matter the type of claim being filed, it's important to provide a thorough account of what happened, and to demonstrate as clearly as possible why the rider was not at fault.
Motorcycle riders in the United Kingdom can rely on insurance agencies and brokerages to provide step-by-step counsel on how to file claims correctly, and should carefully read any literature they're given in connection with their policy to make sure they follow proper procedures.