You face a lot of challenges following a motorcycle accident. In addition to the injuries and time off work, one of the toughest things you will go through is dealing with the insurance company. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. You should never deal with the insurance company without first speaking with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Atlanta.
I know this because, before opening my Atlanta law firm, I worked as an insurance adjuster. I saw up close the tactics insurers use to deny claims and manipulate accident victims into accepting lower settlements than they deserve. More importantly, I know how to counter those tactics and win my clients a fair settlement. For a free consultation to discuss your case, call S. Burke Law today: 404-842-7838.
Before Speaking to the Insurance Company, Speak to S. Burke Law
Your to-do list following a motorcycle crash is long and stress-inducing. You have doctor appointments, physical therapy, and hospital visits, and you also must find time to get your bike fixed or replaced. All the while, the insurance company is probably calling every day.
You might think the insurer is so persistent in trying to reach you because it is eager to help. This could not be further from the truth. The insurance company’s goal is to save money; insurers often do this by getting to you before you know your full damages and before you speak with a lawyer. The insurance company’s hope is that by talking to you immediately after the motorcycle accident, you will accept a low settlement or will give them a statement that they can use to reduce your compensation or deny your claim.
So there are three important things to remember after a serious motorcycle accident:
- Do not agree to a settlement before speaking with a lawyer.
- Do not give a recorded statement before speaking with a lawyer.
- Do not send your medical records before speaking with a lawyer.
The insurance company will likely attempt to accuse you of contributing to your injuries. This often occurs if you were not wearing a helmet or were speeding. While Georgia's comparative negligence laws allow victims who contributed to their injuries recover compensation, your percentage of fault will decrease your settlement.
Further, the insurer can and will use anything you say in a recorded statement against you. Instead, decline to speak with the insurance adjuster and direct any questions to your lawyer. Once you hire us to represent you, we will take over correspondence with the insurance company to fight back against any unfair tactics the adjuster tries to use.
We Make Sure Your Motorcycle Accident Settlement Includes All the Compensation You Deserve
A typical lowball insurance company settlement offer covers only current medical bills, includes minimal compensation for lost wages, and rarely accounts for pain and suffering. In short, you can leave a lot of money on the table by taking the first offer from the insurance company.
That is why you need our team fighting for your rights. We negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that includes all the compensation you deserve, such as:
- Medical bills (both current and future)
- Medication and medical devices
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we might be able to recover additional damages, such as punitive damages. We investigate the crash and identify all types of compensation for which you are eligible; then we fight for a fair settlement amount.
We Have the Resources to Build an Airtight Motorcycle Accident Claim
Insurance companies have teams of professionals whose sole job is to find ways to pay you less than you deserve. One of their favorite tactics is to call into question the legitimacy or severity of your injuries. Also, they often try to dispute who was at fault in the crash, drawing on the false stereotype of motorcyclists as recklelss. You need someone on your side with the tools and resources to overcome these tactics.
I am that lawyer. My team has the necessary training and skill to build a successful case on your behalf. We can quickly and efficiently gather evidence such as:
- The police report
- Photographs and video surveillance
- Eyewitness statements
- Medical records
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert witness statements (e.g., doctors, medical experts, economists, physical and occupational therapists)
We do not stop working until we are certain our case is solid enough to overcome every tactic used by the insurance companies to undermine your claim and deny you the compensation you deserve.
Call 404-842-7838 to Speak to an Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
No matter the circumstances of your motorcycle accident, who you think was at fault, or where the crash occurred in the Atlanta area, call S. Burke Law right away for a free consultation.
The insurance company will fight for its best interests. You need an attorney who will fight back for yours. As a former insurance adjuster, I have been on the other side, and I know what it takes to win this fight.
Let me and my team handle your case from beginning to end so you can focus on your health and family. Call today: 404-842-7838.