It can be frustrating to receive a low settlement offer from an insurance company after a motorcycle accident. After years of paying your insurance premiums, you expect to be reimbursed for your medical expenses and pain and suffering if you are hurt in a crash that was not your fault. Sadly, many injured bikers find out that they have to fight for every penny.
How Can I Get a Bigger Settlement For My Motorcycle Crash?
There are a number of steps you can take to maximize the settlement you receive from the insurance company. First and foremost, contact a motorcycle crash attorney like one of the experienced lawyers at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses.
Remember, your initial consultation with an attorney at our firm is free of charge. In fact, you won’t pay a penny unless and until we resolve your case and you receive your settlement. It pays to have an experienced law firm on your side, even if you feel like you have a relatively minor case.
We have decades of experience representing injured bikers, and we understand the tactics that insurance companies use to try to manipulate the system. We put the power in your hands and help get you a fair settlement, often far exceeding the initial settlement offered by the insurance company.
Whether or not you hire an insurance company, there are a number of steps you can take to maximize your potential compensation. First, keep detailed records of everything. From witnesses at the scene, photographs, police reports, and medical records, everything is important.
Your medical records and bills document all of the treatment that you received for your injuries. This is especially important as many settlement offers are based on your injuries and cost of medical treatment. It is also important to continue to receive treatment until you are released by your doctor. Many times, motorcycle crash victims require a course of physical therapy to help recover from their injuries. By adhering to the doctor’s recommendations, you are validating the seriousness of your injuries. You are showing the insurance company that you are committed to recovering fully.
Another important tip: never, ever accept the initial settlement offer from the insurance company. Far too many people accept this, and then their case is closed. This offer is made because the insurer knows a lot of people will agree to it, which will save them money. But remember, you are entitled to a reasonable compensation for your injuries. Do not settle for less!
Consider all of the factors associated with your case. Even if you were partly at fault, you may be entitled to a settlement. This is where an experienced motorcycle attorney really pays off. They can go toe to toe with the insurer, demonstrating the cost of your injuries and associated pain and suffering. They know the right things to say and do to greatly increase your potential settlement.
Few of us have the legal expertise to present a case in court. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to negotiate, a case must proceed to the courtroom. As someone without legal know-how, it is near impossible to go forward with a case if it needs to go to court. Again, having an attorney on your side is invaluable.
Although there are plenty of steps you can take to increase your settlement, the most important step is to consult with an attorney. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we pride ourselves in helping injured bikers. Although we cannot accept every case, we always try to give tips during your consultation that will help you receive greater compensation. We are only a phone call away, so contact us today!