If you are considering accepting a settlement from an insurance company for your motorcycle accident, we urge you to pause for a moment. It can be very tempting to say “Yes” to an offer from an insurer – especially if it seems like a lot of money. However, we want to help you understand your options when it comes to such settlements. Once you know how Utah motorcycle accident settlements work, you can make an informed decision and maximize your settlement.
Utah Motorcycle Accident Settlements – What You Need to Know
A motorcycle accident settlement can be a real blessing – or a major frustration. Here are some things to know that can help you get what you deserve.
1. Insurance companies are primarily focused on profits.
You may have been speaking to an agent from the insurance company and feel like that agent is taking good care of you. The employees at insurance companies are often focused on customer service and skilled at empathizing with your situation. However, the employees can only act in ways that the company allows. And the company’s main goal is to increase profits – which means minimizing insurance payouts.
If an insurance adjuster is kind to you it makes perfect sense to be kind to them. Just keep in mind that they can only offer you a settlement amount that their bosses agree with. That amount is likely to be less than the maximum they would pay.
2. Motorcycle accidents are often more expensive than you realize.
Utah motorcycle accident settlements are supposed to help you cover the costs of your accident. These costs include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Unfortunately, those costs often keep adding up long after you have accepted your settlement.
Think about the injuries you sustained from the accident. You might be feeling ok right now, especially if you got proper medical care. Or, if you are in pain you are hoping that you are on the mend. But what if it takes longer to heal than you thought? You might need medical treatment for years after your accident.
3. Utah motorcycle accident settlements are often bigger when you have a good lawyer.
It is not greedy to want a settlement that will meet the needs of you and your family. The insurance company will often behave differently when dealing with you on your own than with you and your lawyer. A motorcycle accident lawyer from Henriksen & Henriksen can ensure that the insurer treats you fairly and values your settlement according to the facts.
We are here to look out for you and your loved ones. As a family-run law firm, we have seen the way motorcycle accidents affect riders. No matter what the future holds, we want to make sure your settlement is adequate for your needs.
Please give us a call at (801) 521-4145 or complete our secure online contact form now to speak to an attorney. Let us help you stand up for your rights.