Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents
Lafayette's original personal injury law firm
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, you are likely facing rising medical expenses and may not be able to return to work. You may be dealing with another serious issue - unhelpful insurance companies that don't seem concerned about your needs. Unfortunately, that is pretty standard following a crash.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan know the tactics insurance companies try to use to avoid responsibility. Often, they try to pay injury victims as little as possible to keep their profit margins as high as possible. What you need doesn't really enter into their thinking. But we make it part of the equation.
We know that most motorcyclists are responsible and safe riders on the road. But insurance companies cling to stereotypes of motorcyclists as being reckless and irresponsible. The way they think is the motorcyclist must have done something to help cause the accident. In fact, they may even try to blame the crash on you.
Most insurance companies will likely make you a settlement offer soon after your crash. But it will likely be a lowball offer that doesn't even come close to covering the damages you suffered. The insurance company is hoping you will just take the offer and go away. Why? Because they think you had something to do with the accident and don't want to pay you more.
A long history of helping the injured
That's why we investigate your motorcycle accident to get the facts about what really happened. We review all relevant documentation - including police reports and medical records - and gather other evidence. We identify witnesses and interview them ourselves. If needed, we consult with an accident reconstruction expert.
We build a strong case that the insurance company has to take seriously. A case that proves the negligence of another driver caused the accident that left you injured. Many times, this convinces the insurance company it is in their best interests to sit down and negotiate a settlement with us.
Any settlement needs to include past and future medical expenses related to your injuries, as well as any lost income you suffered if you could not return to work. We may also seek compensation for other damage, such as pain and suffering, disability and emotional distress. If they won't agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will be ready to fight for you in court.
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Lafayette law firm with a long record of dealing with insurance companies and getting results. Call us at 765-742-0056 to schedule a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney.