Insurance Companies Do Not Like to Pay Fair Settlements to Injured People
When you’ve been in a bicycle-car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may think that the insurance company will settle your claim without a problem. This is rarely the case. Insurance companies do not make money by offering fair settlements. They will do whatever they can to blame the accident, or at least part of the accident, on you!
Especially if you were in a bike crash caused by a negligent driver, you may think that the insurance company will offer you a settlement that accurately reflects the financial damages you’ve suffered. You will probably be disappointed. If they offer you a settlement right away, it will likely be far less than you need to cover your damages. Your disappointment and feeling of betrayal may cause you more pain than you are already dealing with from your injuries. Insurance companies make huge profits by demanding huge premiums and paying as little as possible to settle claims.
How Can a Bicycle Accident Law Firm Help Me to Get Fair Compensation?
An experienced bicycle injury attorney knows your rights and the laws in the state where your accident happened. The insurance company may try to reduce the amount of money they have to pay you for your injuries by claiming that you are to blame or partly responsible for the accident.
If you do not have an attorney, they may begin with the assumption that you do not know your rights or the rules of the road.
The insurance company could claim that you were:
- Not paying attention
- Breaking the law
- Driving a bicycle that needed repairs
There are countless ways that an insurance company could blame the accident on you in order to reduce liability or avoid it altogether.
The above are just a few common examples. An experienced bicycle accident lawyer will investigate the accident to prove that you did not cause or contribute to the accident.
The Sooner You Call Us, the Faster We Can Investigate Your Accident
If you or somebody you love have been in a bicycle accident, it is very important to call an experienced attorney as soon as you possibly can. With outdoor accidents, important accident scene evidence can change rapidly with the weather and other factors. Witnesses might be harder to locate or could disappear entirely. The sooner an investigation starts, the sooner we can work to prove liability so that we will be able to negotiate a fair settlement amount with the insurance people.
At Isaacs & Isaacs, we understand that serious bicycle accidents happen all the time, and we are on call 24/7 to assist you as soon as possible in your emergency. Call us now at 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form to speak to an experienced, aggressive and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs bike accident lawyer. It won’t cost you anything to give us a call.