After a serious motorcycle accident, your claim may need to be filed with your own insurance company. This occurs if the opposing driver either had no insurance or fled the scene and is unknown. Unfortunately, dealing with your own insurance company won't make the case easier. In these cases, your company has the right to step into the other driver's shoes and assert all defenses available. In some respects, a case against your own insurance company can be even more difficult.
Some of the tactics your insurance company may try in an effort to reduce the amount they are obligated to pay include:
- making you sign release forms or agreements without having them reviewed by your attorney;
- demanding recorded statements about your accident where you may be pressured to answer questions that harm your injury claim;
- making mistakes on reporting values of medical bills or lost wages on your settlement estimates; and
- talking you out of seeking experienced legal help from a Front Royal law firm.
Before you file your claim with the insurance company make sure that you’re giving yourself every advantage in this struggle for a fair settlement.
In Front Royal, a law firm that specializes in motorcycle accident injury claims will be your best bet at gaining an advantage in the settlement process. Don’t let the insurance company talk you out of legal representation and don’t give them any information or sign any documents until you’ve had them reviewed by an attorney first!
Get Motorcycle Accident Claim Help from a Front Royal Law Firm
If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas is available to help those who have been involved in a Northern Virginia motorcycle accident and suffered serious injury.