Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents
Our lawyers stand up for injured motorcyclists in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis
Insurance companies should make everything easier for people injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver. Unfortunately, the opposite often turns out to be true. Instead of helping injured motorcyclists, many insurance companies do everything they can to make the entire process as difficult as possible.
When this happens, it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who can fight for your rights. Our dedicated legal team at Glaser & Ebbs can help you every step of the way. Our trial lawyers have more than 100 years of combined legal experience representing injured motorcyclists in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.
When you have us on your side, you can stand up to insurance companies and demand the money you deserve. They don’t intimidate us. We know how the system works. We know what your rights are under the law. As your attorney, we won’t back down. And we fight to win.
What makes dealing with insurance companies so complicated?
Insurance companies often try to blame motorcyclists for causing collisions involving other drivers. They think they can get away with it because some people mistakenly think that all motorcyclists are risk-takers. By doing this, insurance companies are hoping to avoid having to pay the injured motorcyclist’s accident expenses.
We know how to respond to scare tactics, and we know how to find evidence in support of injured motorcyclists. This is important since Indiana has a fault-based insurance system. That means the insurance company for the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for all accident-related expenses for all injury victims.
Even so, be prepared for a fight with the driver’s insurance company. That’s because there’s often a lot of money at stake. Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries. Those injuries often require extensive medical care and time off from work to recover. All these things cost money and it’s up the at-fault party’s insurance company to pay these bills.
What options are available to me?
If you’re having a hard time dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company after your accident, you often have several options available to you. Such options often include:
- Accept the at-fault driver’s insurance company’s settlement offer.
- Negotiate a better settlement offer with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Many people choose to take legal action against the driver’s insurance company. This is especially true if the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith or simply denies your motorcycle claim altogether.
No matter which legal route you decide to pursue, having a lawyer on your side can often make the entire process much easier. An experienced attorney knows how to deal with insurance companies and hold them responsible for their actions.
Take a stand after your motorcycle accident. Contact us.
You don’t have much time after your motorcycle accident to take legal action. Technically, you have two years from the date of your crash to file lawsuit under Indiana state law. But if you wait that long, the evidence you need in support of your claim might no longer exist. Accident debris often gets destroyed or lost. Witnesses who saw what happened might move away or forget what happened.
Take your motorcycle accident seriously right from the start. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our Indiana law firm. We can meet with you in our Fort Wayne or Indianapolis office or one of our other convenient locations statewide.