When a motorist injures you in a motorcycle accident, you may hope for the best and believe that his or her insurance company will treat you fairly. They may even show a lot of sympathy for your condition. But you should be very careful about talking with them and avoid talking with them without an attorney to represent you.
You could have trouble getting money to help with your medical bills, lost time from work, and other expenses. Here are some reasons you should avoid talking to the insurance company without a lawyer to help you:
The insurance company wants to find ways you are liable
Even if the other motorist is clearly at fault, his or her insurance company will try to find ways you might have contributed to the accident. Under Connecticut law, contributory negligence can reduce the amount of money they owe you.
The insurance company may twist your words
Especially if English is not your first language, an insurance company interviewer may ask questions in a way that is hard to understand. They may then use your answer in a court hearing in a way that is unfavorable to you, whether it is what you meant to say or not.
The insurance company may make confusing offers
It can be difficult for anyone to understand the options that an insurance company presents, especially if you are dealing with many emotional issues. They may delay and avoid dealing with your case to try to make you more eager to settle. An attorney can help put you on an equal footing with insurance company representatives who do this every day.
If a motorist injures you in a motorcycle accident, you do not have to go it alone. Talk to a Connecticut attorney who can help you win against the insurance company.