Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents
An experienced Nashville attorney ready to fight for you
After a bad motorcycle accident, the focus should be on your healing. You should have all the resources you need to make that happen. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. There’s often an insurance company standing in the way.
If you are going to heal from your bike wreck injuries - whether it’s road rash, broken bones, a concussion, or worse - you’re going to need medical attention. At The Law Office of Eric Beasley, we fight to hold negligent parties accountable so they can pay for your recovery.
Before you can get any compensation, you must prove you are in pain, that you’ve suffered damages, and that the accident wasn’t your fault. It’s not a Nashville police officer or a Vanderbilt Hospital doctor that you need to convince, either. To properly access medical care now and in the future, you must win over an insurance adjuster whose sole job is to compensate injury victims as little as possible.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you’re hurt, probably missing work, and worried about bills. This is no time to take on tricky insurance companies by yourself. Put your attention back where it’s supposed to be - on you healing - and contact our firm. Our law firm will hammer away at the insurance companies and get you the compensation you need to recover the health, property and security you lost in an accident.
Attorney Eric Beasley has been winning verdicts and settlements for motorcycle accident victims in Nashville since he opened his practice in his hometown, Goodlettsville, Tennessee, more than 20 years ago. Our firm handles all kinds of bike accidents including slides, intersection crashes, head-on collisions and those involving drunk or distracted drivers.
Our legal team is made up of only skilled and knowledgeable negotiators who are upfront and honest with clients. Most insurance companies opt to settle with our clients rather than face us in front of a Nashville judge. However, our law firm isn’t afraid to take a claim to court when insurance providers are being unreasonable.
Not long ago, when an insurance company refused to pay more than $3,000 to settle a serious motor vehicle accident, we took the case to court and won a $98,000 verdict for our client.
Our firm offers free consultations, and we take many personal injury and accident claims on contingency - meaning we don’t get paid until we win your case.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a motorcycle accident, it is important that you contact a lawyer experienced in Tennessee accident and personal injury law as soon as possible to handle the insurance companies. Don’t fall into one of an insurance adjuster’s many traps. A simple “yes” or “no” at the wrong time could ruin your whole case.
Insurance company tactics
Here are just some of the tricks we’ve seen insurance companies try to pull:
Never forget, the insurance adjuster works for the insurance company – not you. The adjuster you meet will most likely be pleasant and friendly at first. They want to build trust to make it easier to weasel information out of you that they can twist around and use against you later. Say as little as possible. You do not have to, nor should you, talk to the insurance company of an at-fault driver. It may seem odd – because you’ve been a paying client for years – but you cannot fully trust the adjuster from your insurance provider, either.
“You Need to Settle Right Now”
Insurance companies know that you are in pain and likely unsure of what to do next after a serious bike wreck. They try to exploit this difficult time in your life by offering you a tiny settlement and bullying you into believing that this is the best they can do for you. Your claim must be handled quickly, they’ll say, so you don’t have to put off the medical attention you need right away.
While you almost certainly need medical attention after a motorcycle accident, you do not need to settle right away. Your winning verdict or settlement will cover past, current, and future expenses related to the accident. We understand no one wants to take part in a long and drawn-out claim. We will work quickly to get you the compensation you deserve, but we will never accept an inadequate and small settlement that doesn’t meet your needs.
Say It Again
After an accident, insurance adjusters – yours and/or the at-fault driver’s – are collecting evidence to build a case against you and your claim. They will often ask many versions of the same question in the hopes of getting you to contradict yourself or show even the slightest bit of uncertainty about your claim. They want to make it sound like the accident was your fault, that you don’t know what you’re talking about or that you’re lying. If they’re successful, they may be able to get out of doing what the insurance industry is supposed to do – pay the claims of accident victims out of the billions of dollars a company has collected from you and other clients.
Our firm is dedicated to helping the injured in Metro Nashville, Davidson County, and the surrounding area get the compensation they deserve. Attorney Beasley was born in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and knows the local community, legal system, and insurance providers. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, contact us for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.