Do Motorcyclists Get Treated Unfairly by Insurance Companies?
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you are probably wondering how the insurance company might deal with you or if they will treat you the same as someone who was in a regular car accident. Unfortunately, motorcyclists face much more trouble with insurance companies than other drivers. For many reasons, they face a larger uphill legal battle. Fortunately, a motorcycle accident lawyer is on your side.
Where Does the Bias Come From?
Unfortunately, many times the insurance company will try convincing the judge or jury that the motorcyclist had a natural tendency toward riding their motorcycle very recklessly. They do this simply to save money by denying or undervaluing a claim. If they can say the claimant is liable for their own injuries, this means they will have to pay you less money.
Although it’s wrong in many cases, the insurance company will always try to save as much money as they can, sometimes by trying to say that the motorcyclist is much more liable than they’re letting on. But there are ways to respond to a low settlement offer that can protect your interests.
Counteracting the Bias
If you’ve had a motorcycle accident, you should prepare yourself for a fight. There are some ways you can counteract the bias, though, and hopefully make the deal much fairer for you. The best way to get your claim approved and taken seriously is by getting evidence. Evidence can be in the form of witnesses or even camera footage if there happened to be any around at the place your accident took place.
The statements of witnesses should definitely be brought to the attention of the jury and judge, as well as the insurance people. Many motorcyclists also choose to ride with a camera on their helmets so they have first-hand footage of the accident.
If you have a clean driving record, you should also bring it to attention that you have never been in an accident before and are known for being a careful and cautious driver.
Partnering with a Team of Lawyers
Partnering with a lawyer can be a great way to have your case viewed more seriously and ensure that the insurance company looks at you with less bias. They have experience challenging unjust biases when it comes to insurance claims and are always willing to help you get a better deal.
Lawyers who are experienced in dealing with motorcycle accident insurers are ideal because they will allow you to handle the situation better and allow you to get the help you need if the insurance company is not being cooperative.
Learn How a Lawyer Can Help After a Motorcycle Accident
If you need help dealing with the insurance company and they’re not being cooperative, you can call Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462). You can also browse our website to learn more about our team and fill out the online contact form below if you prefer not to talk on the phone.