The insurance company for the driver who hit me says it can send me a check for my motorcycle accident right away. Should I accept it?
No. It’s good for an insurance adjustor to close an accident case quickly and move on, but it’s not always good for the accident victim. By accepting a settlement you must agree that you won’t seek additional compensation, though you may not even know the full extent of your losses.
In addition to repairs to your motorcycle and the medical care required for your injuries, you may suffer a significant loss if your injuries keep you from returning to work for a long time or you have to take a job that pays less than what you made before. The full extent of your losses may not be known for several weeks or months after a motorcycle accident.
It’s important to understand fully the extent of your medical expenses, property damage and income losses before you accept an insurance settlement. Part of the work a Becker Law Office motorcycle accident attorney can do for you is to ensure this calculation is correct.
The Becker Law Office wants you to receive the full amount of money you need now and may need in the future. Once you retain the services of our motorcycle accident attorneys, we can work directly with the insurance company to see that your claim is for an appropriate amount.