Dealing With Insurance Companies After A Motorcycle Accident
An experienced attorney can help you level the playing field
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, the pain doesn’t end when the crash itself is over. In addition to dealing with your physical recovery from your injuries, you have to handle the insurance company – and that’s a tall order. The reality is that insurance companies rarely treat injured people well, and they treat motorcyclists worse than anyone.
But you don’t have to face them alone. Attorney Richard E. Lewis has been taking on the insurance companies in serious injury cases in Spokane and Eastern Washington for over 30 years. If you’ve been hurt, here’s what you need to know:
- The stakes are high. Motorcycle accidents usually involve serious injuries, which means significant medical expenses, lost wages and other costs. The insurance companies have a strong profit motive to protect their bottom line. They’ll put their best attorneys and adjusters to work on the case.
- Biases will work against you. Many people see motorcyclists as irresponsible thrill-seekers. If your case goes to trial, the jury may presume that you caused the accident. The insurance companies know this, and they’ll use it as leverage to try to get you to accept less money than you deserve.
- You don’t have to accept their first offer. Many people assume that they have to take the insurance company’s first offer after a crash. The truth is, that’s just a starting point. You can go back and demand more money – and you should. Once you’ve taken the insurance company’s money, your claim is closed, so you need to make sure the offer you actually accept covers all of your costs.
- You don’t have to talk to them. As an insured operator, you are responsible for promptly notifying your insurance carrier that you were involved in an accident, but that’s as far as that responsibility goes. You don’t have to answer their questions, and you don’t have to talk to another motorist’s insurance company at all.
- You don’t have to face them alone. The insurance companies don’t represent themselves – they’ll retain an attorney to protect their interests. You have the right to do the same. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can make a huge difference in your case.
After a motorcycle accident, get an attorney on your side who knows how to handle the insurance company. Get Richard Lewis Law, P.S. Attorney Lewis and his team will investigate your accident and advocate for your needs in negotiations with the insurance company. Call 866-465-9098 or contact us online today.