At our local personal injury law offices in Mt. Sterling, Lexington, Owingsville, and Morehead, we provide a variety of services to our clients who have been hurt in a motorcycle accident.
While many motorcycle accident attorneys do not have much direct communication with their clients, this is where our strategy is different. We communicate with our clients through every step of the process to make sure their questions are answered, and they are never left in the dark on the progress of their case.
After you report an accident to your insurance company, you will likely get a call from an adjuster. They will tell you that they are calling to help you sort out your claim. It may even seem like they are truly working in your best interest.
But, in reality, their job is to save the insurance company as much money as possible. Part of that process is limiting the amount you are able to recover. As a tactic to reduce your claim, they may record your statements on the phone call.
If you say the wrong thing, it is easy to destroy your potential for a large settlement. Often times, you may naturally want to tell the adjuster “I’m doing okay.” or “I’m doing better.” Simple statements like these are nearly always recorded and used against you at settlement time. For these reasons, it is imperative to make sure you consult with an experienced Kentucky motorcycle injury attorney before you make any statements.
Further, you should also have a motorcycle accident lawyer look over any documents or authorizations that the insurance company asks you to sign. It may seem straightforward to give the insurance adjuster working on your claim access to your medical records to speed along the process.
But, they could use that consent to dig through your medical history to blame your injuries on a preexisting condition, such as a broken leg you may have had as a child or an old sports injury. They may also use preexisting conditions to dispute the extent of their liability for your current injuries.
In order to get a proper settlement from your insurance company, it is important to get checked out at the emergency room or your primary care doctor right away. The longer you wait for treatment makes a substantial difference in your settlement value.
To ensure your case is handled with caution and care, seek a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible after a collision.
At Maze Law Offices, we are dedicated to answering your calls. We will do everything we can to protect your interests and help steer you through the insurance claims process. Contact us today.