Motorcycle Accidents And
Bad Faith Insurance
If you are a motorcyclist, you know the thrill of riding along beautiful winding country roads. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents do happen. When they do, you trust that your insurance company will cover your medical expenses and any damages that have occurred. Yet every year motorcyclists continually find out that this is not always the case. If your insurance company has unfairly denied your claim or is unnecessarily delaying a payment that is rightfully yours, they may be guilty of bad faith practices and can be liable.
When you purchase motorcycle insurance you are essentially entering into a contract with your insurance company. This contract is binding as long as you uphold your end of the contract and pay your premiums. After a motorcycle accident, your insurance company is legally responsible to act in your best interest when negotiating with third parties and when making settlements. Unfortunately, many insurance companies try to unfairly deny claims or fail to investigate a claim appropriately in an attempt to minimize their responsibilities. They may even try to shift the blame to another insurance company and ultimately leave you caught in the middle.
When this occurs, it is important to contact an aggressive and experienced motorcycle accident attorney to represent you. Your motorcycle accident attorney will need to investigate your accident and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf-
Bad Faith Practices include (but are not limited to):
• Refusing to settle a claim
• Failing to reimburse a claim adequately
• Unnecessarily delaying payments
• Failing to investigate your claim
• Unfairly denying your claim
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are currently involved in an insurance dispute, it is important to have an aggressive motorcycle accident attorney in your corner. Insurance laws are constantly changing. Therefore, it is important to have an attorney who is experienced in negotiating and litigating bad faith insurance cases.