Posted on December 5, 2022 at 7:30 AM by The Biker Lawyers

As if the accident and recovery weren't enough, now you have to deal with insurance companies?

Image of bikers and the Biker Lawyers logo.The world is a rough place sometimes.
We each try to do our part to make it better, but it often feels like kicking water upstream.
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need lawyers to take on insurance companies. We’d just take care of each other and treat each other with respect.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world.
But there are those of us who fight the good fight. Those of us who kick the water upstream as hard as we can, regardless of the cost.
This goes out to you - to those who are guided by a set of principles.

We know what you’re about because it’s what our firm believes. One simple concept:
Protect Your Community.

We do our jobs to bring justice against the insurance companies that would rather pinch pennies than pay a man his due. We protect what is yours by right.

When a motorist is injured in an accident, they want to believe that insurance companies will help them out. This is seldom the case. Insurance companies are more concerned with increasing their profits than paying fair compensation.

In fact, insurance companies are notorious for fighting personal injury claims rather than paying them out. They'll do everything from denying your claim outright, to making up excuses, to even making you feel like you're at fault!

How do you win your personal injury claim?

Talk with a lawyer first! The insurance company will try to get you to settle for less than what you deserve, so make sure our legal team has your back before entering into an agreement with them.

5 tips to maximize your odds of being fairly compensated for your personal injury claim 

  1. Report the accident immediately
  2. Document everything
  3. Hire a personal injury attorney quickly
  4. Don't stop taking your medications
  5. Don't feel pressured to sign anything

1) Report the accident immediately

If you wait too long before reporting your accident, some states will allow insurers to refuse coverage based on concealment or misrepresentation by the insured person or others involved in the accident. Even if this doesn't happen, it could affect how much money you receive for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages (or how much money an insurer has available for these categories).

2) Document everything

Take pictures of your injuries right away; keep track of every appointment for medical treatment of any kind; write down what medications you take and when; record any physical changes that happen to you; and keep track of all your expenses related to the accident - from medical bills to lost wages -so that you can prove how much money you've lost because of it.

3) Hire a personal injury attorney quickly

If you're injured in an accident that's not your fault, talk with a personal injury attorney right away. The sooner he or she gets involved, the better your odds are of recovering full compensation for your losses.

4) Don't stop taking your medications

If you've been prescribed medication for pain or other symptoms following an accident, continue taking it as directed. Taking too much or not enough can make things worse and may even be dangerous. Also, don't skip appointments- Yes, this includes physical therapy and other medical treatment appointments. If you stop treatment or skip appointments, it can delay the recovery process and make your injuries worse.

5) Don't feel pressured into signing anything

If you are feeling pressured by a medical professional or anyone else involved in the accident (especially insurance companies), don't sign anything until you have had time to discuss it with your personal injury lawyer and think about it.


Conclusion

Dealing with insurance companies after a motorcycle accident or car accident is intimidating by design.

Big Insurance is a multi-billion-dollar industry for a reason. They didn't get as big as they are by paying their fair share. Don't go it alone. Call The Biker Lawyers personal injury law firm for a free consultation. We understand the complexity of personal injury cases and dealing with insurance companies and can answer your questions. Ride to recovery with us.

If you’re injured and need help, reach out. We’re personal injury attorneys who specialize in motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, truck accidents, car accidents, slip and fall injuries, and wrongful death.

We fight insurance companies for you like you're one of our own... because you are. 

Get your FREE Guide to Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim here

We're here for you,

- The Biker Lawyers


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