Do Motorcyclists Get Treated Unfairly by Insurance Companies?
The short answer is yes, even though motorcyclists are far more likely to be severely injured than people in a car when they’re in an accident. If it wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay all the bills, but without a Texas motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, you might be stuck doing just that.
Our team at the Colley Firm, PC has the experience, winning record, and knowledge you need to recover full and fair compensation.
Insurers and Their Unscrupulous Tactics
Insurance companies will always do what they can to prevent a claim from hurting their bottom line. When it comes to motorcycle riders, they like to use the “reckless biker” stereotype.
Insurers like to pretend all bikers are speed demons who get a thrill from causing mischief. The goal is to get the case dismissed or settled for a small amount.
The fact is that most motorcycle accidents are caused by careless car and truck drivers who fail to notice the smaller motorcycle in their mirrors or blind spots. Despite this, people, courts, and insurance companies still generally treat motorcyclists unfairly and often prejudge accident causes before investigating.
How Insurers Try to Manipulate Texas Laws
Insurance companies will also take advantage of Texas’ modified comparative fault rule, which allows you to file a claim even if you’re partially to blame. However, if you win, your compensation will be reduced by the same percentage as the amount of fault you’re found to hold.
That’s where the insurance companies try to twist your words and the evidence against you. That way, they can minimize the damage to their precious profit margins. For instance, if you were to win and be awarded $100,000 but were also found to be 10 percent at fault for the accident, then you’d only get $90,000.
Team Up with the Colley Firm, PC
To win your motorcycle injury claim, you will likely need to find a qualified and experienced Texas motorcycle accident lawyer. Our team at the Colley Firm, PC has these qualities and all the other tools you’ll need to get justice in the form of fair compensation.
Schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation by calling us at 1-877-411-2001 or filling out the form below.