Insurance Companies And Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents Require Prompt Investigation for Injury Cases
A motorcycle accident can leave you with very serious injuries that require months or even years of medical treatment. The costs of this medical treatment can add up quickly. And you may be losing income because your injuries have left you unable to return to work. Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand the challenges you're facing and can help you recover financial compensation.
The process should be much simpler than it is. A driver causes an accident in which you are hurt, and the insurance company covers the costs of the damages you've suffered. You deserve financial compensation for what happened and count on the insurance company to come through for you. But getting that compensation can be difficult.
Insurance companies commonly place most of the blame for accidents on the motorcyclist. That's because there is a bias against motorcyclists. A common belief is that they take risks on the road, so are probably at fault for any accidents that occurs. The truth is, motorcyclists tend to be responsible and safe operators. But insurance companies will look for reasons to blame you.
That's why it's essential to contact Smith & Hassler to start your case soon. Our legal team will make use of all possible resources to see that no evidence is lost or tampered with when it comes to your injury claim. We review police reports, medical records and all other relevant documents. We talk to witnesses and will consult with experts, if needed. Our attorneys know how to build a strong case that proves you were not to blame.
We fight for your rights
We know there's a bias against motorcyclists when insurance companies consider claims, and we will aggressively fight that bias. Our attorneys present the evidence to insurance companies and will negotiate a settlement that works for you. If they still refuse to make a reasonable settlement offer, we will take them to court.
The at-fault driver's insurance company may contact you and ask you to make a statement about what happened. What they are really doing is trying to get you to say something that can make it look like you were at least partially to blame for what happened. If you are contacted by the insurance company, politely decline to answer any questions. Let them know you want to consult with your attorney first, then get legal advice.
The insurance company may also question the extent of your motorcycle accident injuries. It is likely that they will request that you get an independent medical evaluation. This exam is conducted by one of their doctors, and the insurance company is looking for an excuse to pay you less.
It's important to be honest with the doctor during the exam. We can help you prepare for it to make sure the doctor has all the necessary information. We can also challenge any finding by the doctor that calls your injuries into question.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.