Dealing With Insurance Companies After a Motorcycle Accident

Dealing with auto insurance companies after a vehicle collision is often frustrating, especially for motorcycle accidents. Motorists must carry auto insurance in most of the country; however, even though policyholders pay good money for coverage, they often find the process challenging after a crash.

At Price Benowitz, our legal team has extensive experience dealing with insurance companies on behalf of injured bikers after a motorcycle accident. If you were recently involved in a motorcycle crash caused by a negligent motorist, speaking with one of our skilled injury lawyers could help you recover the maximum potential settlement amount.

Protecting Your Rights After Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle operators are at significantly higher risk of sustaining severe and life-altering injuries during collisions. This can cause their settlement amounts to be higher to cover their medical care, and pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, they often find themselves frustrated with excuses, and settlement offers are much too low to cover their damages. Seasoned motorcycle collision attorneys understand the process and could handle the communication with insurers to negotiate a fair compensation amount for the injured rider.

What Steps Should You Take When Talking to the Insurance Adjuster

When an insurance company representative calls for a recorded statement after a motorcycle wreck, remember that anything said could affect the settlement amount.

Furthermore, anyone feeling the stress from requiring costly medical cases while also having to miss work may be tempted by the insurance agent’s offer because they will receive the payout quickly. One should only provide general information, including the following:

  • Their full name and address
  • The names of those involved in the collision
  • The date, time, and location of the accident
  • Make and model of their motorcycle and the other vehicles involved in the crash.
  • The name of the insurance company they have coverage through

Keeping the conversation brief and only providing the minimum amount of information possible until speaking with an experienced lawyer is an effective way to protect their interests.

Police Officer Accident Reports

Police officers will create motorcycle accident reports after an investigation, which typically can include interviewing the drivers involved in the crash and speaking with witnesses. The report can be an essential piece of evidence and can play a substantial role in the payout amount offered by the insurance company.

Officers commonly provide motorists with a copy of their report at the scene of the traffic accident. However, if the rider cannot take the report with them immediately, they can request a copy from the police department.

Let a Qualified Motorcycle Accident Attorney Deal With Insurance Companies

A knowledgeable attorney could handle communications on an injured biker’s behalf and negotiate with the insurance representative to assist in collecting the damages they need and deserve. When the insurer fails to agree to the appropriate payout to cover the rider’s needs a proactive attorney could help them take the case to civil court. Call today to discuss your legal options with a well-practiced lawyer at Price Benowitz.