When You Are Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

Meet With An Attorney Before Talking To Insurers

Medical care is expensive, and serious injuries can leave you unable to work. It is only natural to want to resolve an insurance claim as quickly as possible. Insurance companies want the same thing. Do not talk to adjusters without an attorney. They want to resolve the claim in the best way possible for them, not you. You could end up with less than you deserve.

Remember: You can have a lawyer present to protect your rights in any conversation with an insurance company.

At Goble & Yow, PLLC, we are always on your side. Contact our law office in Clarksville at 931-266-4763 after a bike accident. Our attorney will move quickly to preserve evidence and handle the insurance process for you. When settling is not in your best interests, we are always ready to go to trial and advocate for you.

Anything You Say Can Be Used Against You In Civil Proceedings Too

"Anything you say can be used against you" is a very important warning. Although it is most often associated with criminal court, it applies in any legal situation. In a bike injury case, insurance adjusters will use your words to deny or underpay your claim. They are trained to use tactics, which could include:

  • Reasonable guesses: Accidents happen fast, and you may not remember every specific detail. Adjusters will try to get you to fill in the gaps with your best guess, but then use it to say that your statement is not entirely accurate.
  • Estimates: Like guessing as to missing facts, adjusters will try to get you to make estimates about speed or distance. The estimates can be twisted to fit fact patterns that help the insurance company.
  • Medical history: They will ask about your medical history. Can you recall every date, test or diagnosis? They will conduct their own investigation and compare your statements to their findings.
  • Ambiguous or leading questions: They can trick you into saying what they want by leading you to the answer they need or asking ambiguous questions.

Have Goble & Yow, PLLC On Your Side | Free Initial Consultations

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Goble & Yow, PLLC can help you protect your claim. Call our law office at 931-266-4763 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation.