A motorcycle accident is distressing enough, but worrying that the insurance companies can make the process especially difficult. After all, you are probably seriously injured, struggling to deal with the pain and trauma of your accident, and simply seeking the compensation you deserve.
When you’re injured in a motorcycle accident< you need to be prepared. At this stage, you may be only wondering whether motorcyclists get treated unfairly by insurance companies, but you need to be ready for to face the reality that insurers will take any opportunity to treat you unfairly if it helps their bottom line.
Luckily, an attorney can help prevent some of the roadblocks you might face for riding a motorcycle, which can protect your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries. When you’re struggling with serious injuries and dishonest insurance companies, contact a firm that’s willing to fight for you. Haffner Law is ready to help.
Being a motorcyclist comes with a lot of freedom on the road, but it also exposes you to a lot of risk. And not all those risks are on the road.
Simply put, insurance companies don’t want to pay for your accident, and they’ll do what they can to avoid doing so. You can expect your position as a motorcyclist to be used against you—it’s unfortunate, but motorcycle riders are often stereotyped, and that “reckless biker” image may be used to prevent you from receiving compensation.
You can expect insurers to call you reckless, careless, and negligent, even if you weren’t the cause of the accident. Because of comparative negligence rules in California, the result could be a loss of part or all of your compensation.
They’ll Avoid Discussing Your Settlement
Before you even get the chance to discuss your case, you can expect pushback from the insurance companies. In many cases, even if the other driver is obviously at fault, insurers will do what they can to avoid compensating you. They’ll resort to deceptive tactics to make you think your claim is worth less than it is.
For instance, you may find it difficult to get answers about your case. The insurers may simply avoid responding to you, or they’ll continuously delay any action to get your compensation. This can be especially stressful when you only have two years to file a lawsuit This is meant to leave you feeling desperate—the longer the insurers take, the more likely you are to accept whatever they offer you.
Getting Help with the Insurance Companies
When you’re facing this kind of pushback, getting legal help can make the process much easier on you. Often, motorcyclists are treated unfairly by insurance companies, so you may need someone invested in protecting your claim.
At Haffner Law, we’re dedicated to giving you the help you need—no matter what you drive. We’re ready to fight for the maximum compensation available to you. To schedule a free consultation, just give us a call at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637) or fill out the online contact form below.