Motorcycle Accident Insurance Claims
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you will need to file a claim with your insurance provider. Dealing with the insurance company – yours or the other person’s – can be a difficult and stressful process. This is particularly true when the insurer tries to unfairly delay or deny your claim or offers a low settlement that does not actually cover all of the harm that you and your bike experienced. If you do not handle your claim properly, you could end up being blamed for an accident that you did not cause (and thus experience an increase in your insurance rates) or may experience lasting financial difficulties because all of your expenses and losses were not covered.
Handling motorcycle accident insurance claims is an important focus for our firm. At Pacific Attorney Group, we realize that riders need strong advocates who can stand up for their rights inside and outside the courtroom. Riders are often blamed for accidents they did not cause and are actually at a higher risk of injury or death when they are involved in collisions. If you were injured, a motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm can provide aggressive representation and knowledgeable insight to help you approach your claim in the manner that is best for your current and long-term interests.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
We have all seen the heartfelt ads, the families and loved ones being taken care of by insurance providers who are quick to offer compassionate and fair support in the wake of an accident. Though some employees of these companies may truly believe they are helping people – and some companies may have been established with this goal in mind – the reality is usually far from this. On a day-to-day basis, claims are delayed, overlooked, denied and underpaid in an attempt to pay out as little as possible and forward the interests of shareholders, not policyholders and beneficiaries.
When an insurance company offers a lowball settlement or a valid claim is denied, motorcyclists and their families can turn to the legal professionals at Pacific Attorney Group. Having a lawyer by your side during the claims process shows the insurance provider that you mean business. It also helps you avoid getting the runaround and can actually result in a better settlement offer the first time around. When an offer is made, having a knowledgeable lawyer to review this can help you ensure it is truly fair and accurate. A lawyer who knows motorcycles can make sure it covers not just your current medical bills but future care as well, lost earnings and any and all damage to your bike (including aftermarket parts and custom work).
At times, insurance providers act in bad faith when handling motorcycle accident claims. When this occurs, a lawyer can help you sue for damages. You may be able to recover compensation not only to cover the value of your original claim but may be entitled to additional damages as well.
Getting Legal Help from a Qualified Attorney
Whether you believe you were at-fault in your accident or if another driver caused your injuries, you may benefit from having a qualified attorney to represent your interests. This is even true if no other vehicles were involved in your accident. A poorly designed or maintained roadway or defective motorcycle part could have contributed to your collision, and you will still need to recover fair compensation from your insurance company. Take action and schedule a free case review with a motorcycle accident attorney at our firm – and protect your future.
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