At Pajcic & Pajcic, we understand the pain and suffering motorcycle accidents can cause victims and their families. We are dedicated to helping motorcycle crash victims on the road to recovery, and we’ll fight to hold negligent parties responsible. Contact us today so we can discuss your options.
Insurance companies will stop at nothing to reduce their costs
Due to the severity of injuries caused by motorcycle accidents, compensating victims can be costly for insurance companies. Victims can take months or even years to recover, and in many cases, the injuries sustained are permanent.
Common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spine injuries
- Cuts, bruises and contusions
- Fatal injury
A single motorcycle accident can cost insurance companies hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. In a perfect world, the negligent driver’s insurance company would compensate you for the full extent of your recovery. However, that is rarely the case. Insurance companies only have one thing in mind: reducing their own costs.
Even if it’s clear that a driver was at fault for causing your accident, their insurance provider will often try to downplay the severity of your injuries. They may deny your claim because of late payments on a policy, or limit compensation because your damage exceeds policy limits. They may even try to pin the blame on you by taking advantage of the common bias that motorcyclists are reckless and irresponsible. But in fact, motorcyclists usually practice caution when riding on Jacksonville roadways with other vehicles. The bias just doesn’t hold up.
That’s why you should never attempt to negotiate with insurance companies, or accept any settlement offers. They will often ask questions to trick you into giving them unwarranted information. This information can later be used to deny your claim and prevent you from receiving compensation. As your medical bills pile up, and you’re unable to work and suffer lost wages, the financial burden and suffering can take a toll on your life. But you deserve better.
A law firm that will fight for you
You should never, under any circumstance, speak to the negligent driver’s insurance company. Any questions they have can be directed to one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys. We can help you file a lawsuit and fight to hold the negligent driver, and his or her insurance company, accountable for your losses.
Following a motorcycle accident, the last thing insurance companies want to do is go to trial. They may offer a lowball settlement. The attorneys at Pajcic & Pajcic will negotiate with them, and if they refuse to pay fair compensation, we’ll gladly take them to trial. We have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies after motorcycle crashes, including a verdict for 3 ½ times the policy limits.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation. You can also call our Jacksonville office at 904-358-8881.