Nashville Motorcycle Accident FAQ
When you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury in a motorcycle accident, you likely have many questions about what’s going to happen next and how the law will impact your ability to obtain repayment from the person or persons who are at fault for your crash. For this reason, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding bike crashes below.
Commonly Asked Questions in Nashville Motorcycle Wreck Claims
How long do I have to file my claim?
The length of time you have to file your lawsuit is known as the statute of limitations. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations begins from the date of your bike accident, or from the date of your official medical diagnosis, and will run for just one year.
Once 365 days have passed, the statute of limitations will expire and you will no longer have the privilege of having your case heard in court. Although one year may seem like plenty of time to pursue your claim, between recuperating from your injuries and regaining control of your life, the time will pass faster than you realize, which is why you should have an experienced attorney working on your claim.
Do I need to speak to the insurance adjuster?
We do not advise our clients to make a statement of any kind to the insurance adjuster. Although insurers may seem friendly and as if they are looking out for you, the fact is that their company is losing money by paying out on your claim.
The insurer is going to look for any reason they can to reduce your settlement offer, and giving them a statement opens up the possibility of the insurance adjuster using your own words against you, no matter how well-intended they may have been. Your attorney can provide the insurance company with your official, carefully worded statement so your award isn’t at risk.
What happens if the insurer makes me an offer?
If you’ve been issued a settlement offer by the insurance company, you have to decide if you want to accept it. You should always have your lawyer review the details of your settlement to ensure that you don’t accept less than you deserve. However, you do have the right to decide how you want to proceed if you’ve been offered a settlement.
Get in Touch with a Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
For all of your motorcycle accident claims questions and concerns, a Nashville motorcycle accident lawyer at Raybin & Weissman, P.C. is standing by, ready to help. You can even schedule a free claim review by filling out the brief contact form provided at the bottom of this page or by giving our firm a call at 615-256-6666.