Hello my name is Greg Lyon. I am a senior partner in the law firm of Phillips and Lyon and have practiced in the field of Personal injury law for over 30 years. In addition I ride motorcycles, mostly Harleys, but I have spent a fair amount of time in my youth on several metric cruisers. I represent riders who have been involved in accidents with other vehicles or as a result of hazards in the roadway. Because of my motorcycle experience there are a lot of things a new client does not have to explain to me. For example, I know that the fair market value of your motorcycle can not be measured by a number that appears in a book or online. Since part of the joy of owning a motorcycle is adding your personal touches we must inquire further about the aftermarket parts and accessories added to the bike that often times increases the value of the bike by thousands of dollars.
I also know the types of defenses that will be used by the insurance companies lawyer to prevent the biker from receiving fair compensation. Having taken several motorcycle safety courses and having logged many thousands of miles in traveling all over the country I can anticipate and be prepared for these defenses.
Motorcycle accident claims represent different issues than a car accident case and therefore require a different approach in order to obtain a good result for the client. Knowledge of helmet laws, the geometry of a motorcycle, the way modifications affect the handling of a bike are only a few of the areas of expertise that are often times used in the handling of these claims.
Also essential is making sure the rider has access to the various medical specialists that may be called upon to treat or express opinions as to the permanent nature of your injuries. We can assist you in finding doctors that will await payment until the case is over so that your recovery is not compromised.