You’ve already spent hours on the phone, yet you seem to be getting nowhere. Will you ever get the money you deserve for your Maryland motorcycle accident injuries? Here are five signs that the insurance agent handling your case may never give you the full settlement you deserve:
- Claims You Are Partly Responsible for the Maryland Motorcycle Crash
This is a tactic to deny you the compensation you deserve. Because Maryland is a contributory state, if the other driver’s insurance company can prove that you contributed to the cause of the accident, then you will automatically become ineligible for any compensation for your injuries.
- Points the Blame at a Third Party
Deflecting the blame onto someone else is a simple way for the insurance company to save his or her company money. It also may leave you going back and forth between two or more defendants, with each one saying the other is responsible to pay for the injuries you received in a Maryland motorcycle accident.
- Demands You See an Independent Doctor
While it’s common for insurance agents to suggest such a doctor, you should know that independent doctors are typically paid by the insurance company and, therefore, do not have your best interests in mind. Often, the so-called independent doctor downplays the seriousness of your injuries, which in turn lowers the amount of compensation you can receive.
- Starts With an Extremely Low Settlement
It’s typical for the insurance agent to initially offer a settlement that’s lower than what you deserve. They do this because, honestly, it often works. However, if the insurance agent is starting with a ridiculously low amount, this may be a sign that he will never come up to a decent settlement amount.
- Won’t Return Your Phone Calls
When you can’t even get ahold of the person with whom you are supposed to be negotiating, it’s difficult to get the job done.
If you’re dealing with a stubborn insurance agent following a serious auto accident, you should consult with a skilled Maryland motorcycle accident attorney. At Nickelsporn and Lundin, we have experience negotiating with insurance companies and can help get you the full amount you deserve. To set up a free consultation, call 800-875-9700 today.