Q: What medical bills can I expect the other driver’s insurance to pay when I’ve been hurt in a Maryland motorcycle accident?
In theory, the insurance company covering the person who caused the crash should pay for every one of the injuries that you receive in a Maryland motorcycle accident. In reality, getting the full amount of compensation that you deserve often takes a lot of work.
Rarely will the insurance company immediately offer you enough money to settle all your medical bills. Insurance agents have a reputation for trying to lowball victims into accepting a smaller settlement because, of course, it saves the company money. Typically, they will try to rush a victim into accepting a settlement before the injured person even knows the full cost of his medical bills.
For that reason, personal injury lawyers typically recommend that a person who has been seriously injured in an accident hire a professional who can negotiate on their behalf. The negotiation process demands an experienced lawyer who knows how to:
- Get the facts to prove who caused the crash
- Obtain all medical records to show the full extent of your injuries
- Determine the total cost of your actual expenses
- Set a dollar amount on your non-economic expenses (such as pain and suffering)
- Negotiate a favorable settlement that covers all these expenses
When you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Rockville, Frederick, or Silver Spring, it pays to hold off on accepting that first settlement offer until you’ve talked to a lawyer.
If you believe that the insurance company handling your claim is trying to get out of paying part of the bill for your injuries, then you should speak to an experienced Maryland motorcycle crash lawyer who can fight for your right to full compensation. To request a free consultation, either fill out our online form or call our offices at 800-875-9700.