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Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents

What you should know about insurance companies if you are injured in a crash

Insurance companies want motorcycle accident victims to think they have their best interests at heart. When insurance companies make injury victims an offer, these companies often claim that's the best they can do.

We know better. We know that most insurance companies often do everything they can to pay accident victims as little as possible. That's because our experienced Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm have years of experience handling such complicated cases, from crashes on I-77 in Akron to accidents on I-76 or I-80 near Youngstown.

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    We take on insurance companies to maximize compensation on behalf of our clients. We offer a free case evaluation to all potential clients. Find out how we can help you. Contact us right now. Call (866) 622-4096. We proudly serve motorcycle accident victims in northeast Ohio.

    Why do insurance companies blame motorcyclists for causing accidents?

    Insurance companies and some drivers have some very outdated - and outright false - ideas about motorcyclists. Many people believe the rebel image of motorcycle riders - that they live outside the law and play by their own rules - is true for all riders. Drivers tend to see motorcycles as going too fast on the road. If a driver is in an accident with a motorcycle, often the motorcyclist gets blamed - and the insurance company will make assumptions about the rider that are not supported by the facts. The insurance company may argue that riding a motorcycle is an "assumption of risk." In other words, a rider knows that he or she is at risk of injury and automatically should be blamed in a crash.

    We know the truth and will protect our clients who are facing this type of bias. Most motorcyclists are like most people living in northeast Ohio. They're law-abiding citizens who simply enjoy the freedom of the open road and riding motorcycles on them.

    If you are injured or a loved one is seriously injured or dies in a motorcycle wreck, we can fight for your rights. You need a lawyer experienced at handling motorcycle accident cases and going toe-to-toe with the insurance company.

    How can a lawyer deal with insurance companies after my motorcycle crash?

    When you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can take an aggressive approach with insurance companies after your motorcycle accidents. Instead of the insurance adjuster dictating the terms of your motorcycle accident claim, you can take control.

    We're able to work this way because we rigorously investigate every motorcycle accident. From carefully reviewing official police accident reports to consulting with experts in the field, we turn over every stone in pursuit of the truth. And the more information you have, the stronger your legal case will be.

    Let us help you get your life back together after a motorcycle crash. Contact our law firm and schedule an appointment today. We can meet with you in your home, your hospital room, our office or wherever's convenient for you.