Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents
Get an experienced Arizona attorney who won’t put up with their bull
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, the insurance company is supposed to help. But unfortunately, that’s not often the way it works. Insurance companies aren’t on your side after a crash. That’s why you need an experienced Arizona motorcycle accident lawyer who is ready to fight back against their attempts to pay you less.
Attorney Byron Browne of Browne Law Group fights for injured bikers in Gilbert and throughout Maricopa County. He understands the impact that motorcycle accident injuries can have on victims and their families. And he knows how frustrating it can be to deal with insurance companies. He is committed to recovering maximum compensation.
Injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident can be serious, and medical expenses can add up fast. You may have needed X-rays, MRIs, surgery, a hospital stay, medication, physical therapy, and home care. You may need multiple follow-up visits with doctors.
All you want is fair compensation for the damages you suffered. All the insurance company wants is to pay you as little as possible. There are many tactics they’ll use to do that.
Five ways the insurance company will try to pay you less
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you can expect the insurance company to use one of these tactics when dealing with your claim.
- Downplaying your injuries
Insurance companies may try to minimize your injuries and argue that aren’t that bad. Why? Because that means they won’t have to pay as much. They may ask you to get an independent medical exam (IME) with a third-party doctor – one that they choose.
- Looking for past injuries
In this tactic, the insurance company may seek access to your medical history. They’re looking for evidence of similar injuries in the past. If you hurt your knee in a motorcycle accident, but had problems with that knee before, they’ll argue that the crash didn’t cause your injury.
- Asking you some questions
This one sounds harmless. An adjuster for the other driver’s insurance company may contact you. They just want to ask you some questions. Don’t be fooled. What they are really doing is trying to get you to say something that they can use against you.
- Putting the blame on you
Under Arizona’s comparative negligence system, the amount of compensation you receive after an accident can be reduced if you were found partially responsible. That’s why insurance companies will try to say that you were at least partially at fault for what happened.
- Making you a “lowball” settlement offer
That doesn’t sound so bad. An adjuster contacts you with a settlement offer soon after the accident. They’ll promise quick payment. As medical bills start to add up, you may be thinking of accepting the offer so you can move on. But it will be a lowball offer that doesn’t come close to covering all of your damages. And once you accept a settlement, you can’t go back and ask for more money.
A motorcycle accident attorney who has your back
Attorney Byron Browne can help you fight back against these B.S. tactics. If you are contacted by the other driver’s insurance company, you don’t have to talk to them. Don’t answer any questions or agree to any settlement. Explain that you would like to get legal advice first. Then call Browne Law Group.
Our team of legal professionals is committed to helping you get the best results possible. We investigate your motorcycle accident to get the facts. This involves gathering evidence, carefully reviewing accident reports and medical records, and interviewing witnesses. We know how to build strong cases that prove a negligent driver caused your accident.
Byron Browne takes a tough stance in negotiations with the insurance company. He is only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. That means compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
Schedule your free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney
Our firm can guide you through the legal process every step of the way. You’ll get regular updates on the progress of your case. We know that you may have questions or concerns as your case moves forward. All you have to do is call Byron. Our clients get his cell phone number.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle in Gilbert or anywhere in Arizona, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review the details of your accident, go over your legal options for recovering compensation, and answer any questions you have.