Insurance Company's Offer Seems Unfair
"A lady pulled out in front of me and caused me to slide out on my motorcycle and crash. I suffered multiple broken bones and injured my back. The offer her insurance company is making doesn't seem fair. What should I do?"
Sadly, many motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries to the motorcyclists and passengers riding on the bike. The majority of motorcycle crashes generally occur because another driver simply didn’t see the motorcycle, which sounds like what may have happened in your situation. If the other driver’s insurance company is making you an offer, they know their driver was at fault for this motorcycle crash. Insurance companies will want to try and settle the claim as fast as possible, so that there is not enough time for you to realize you may deserve more compensation.
For example, your back may just be aching because there is underlying bruising, but what if there are deeper and more extensive injuries to your back that your doctors may not have discovered yet? The insurance company knows that sometimes back injuries are difficult to diagnose and often take a long time to discover the root cause. This is why they are trying to settle with you quickly. Do not rush into settling with the insurance company.
Generally, the first offer they make you tends to be low. The best advice we can give you is to continue to seek medical treatment to determine your full injuries and to work with a skilled Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney to help you get the most compensation possible. If you would like to arrange a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney at Kalka & Baer LLC, you can call us at to schedule your complimentary no-obligation discussion with our personal injury law firm today.