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Motorcycle

Accident

You’ve had an accident with your motorcycle. Whether or not you were liable for the accident, it’s your insurer who indemnifies you. Be careful however! The compensation you receive will depend on your policy coverage. Your liability in the accident will also be a factor in establishing the compensation.

Degree of liability

Your insurer always assesses your degree of liability. He does that to establish the compensation to which you’ll be entitled. Are you 0%, 50% or 100% liable? He’ll establish your liability using a document entitled Direct Compensation Agreement.

Five-step process

Discover the five-step process in case of accident.

Your insurer will indemnify you within 60 days following receipt of your request and the supporting documents. For a speedy claims settlement, make sure you have all the relevant documents handy.

Damage to your motorcycle

Were you at fault for the accident? You will be compensated if you purchased Collision coverage under Section B of your policy. Your insurer will deduct the amount of the policy deductible from the compensation. If you only purchased civil liability coverage (Section A of your policy), you will receive no compensation.
You weren’t at fault for the accident? You’ll be compensated even if you didn’t purchase Collision coverage. And you won’t have to pay the policy deductible.

Short-term rental of a vehicle (Endorsement 20).

This coverage allows you to rent a vehicle for a specified period of time, should you lose the use of your vehicle following an accident.

Rundown of a settlement process in a motorcycle accident

Settlement process in a motorcycle accident

Contact your insurer Assess the liability Appraise the damage Agree on a settlement Indemnity payment

Call your insurer or broker as soon as possible. Send him a copy of the duly completed Joint Report or the police report number.

Your insurer will assess your liability in the accident.

Your insurer will examine your motorcycle to appraise the damage and establish the cost of repairs.

Your insurer will repair or replace your motorcycle depending on the extent of the damage. The settlement will respect the terms and conditions under your policy.

Depending on the agreement, your insurer may indemnify you or reimburse the garage directly.

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