If you are a motorcyclist, you know the thrill of riding along with Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming’s scenic roadways and through the state and national parks. In fact, motorcyclists from all over the country flock to the Western states for its exceptional riding and scenic countryside. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen. You trust that your insurance company will cover your medical expenses and any damages that have occurred. Yet every year motorcyclists continually find out that this is not always the case. If your insurance company has unfairly denied your claim or is unnecessarily delaying a payment that is rightfully yours, they may be guilty of bad faith practices and can be liable.
When you purchase motorcycle insurance, you are essentially entering into a contract with your insurance company. This contract is binding so long as you uphold your end of the contract and pay your premiums. After a motorcycle accident, your insurance company is legally responsible to act in your best interest when negotiating with third parties and when making settlements. Unfortunately, many insurance companies try to unfairly deny claims or fail to investigate a claim appropriately, in an attempt to minimize their payouts. They may even try to shift the blame to another insurance company and ultimately leave you caught in the middle.
When this occurs, it is important to contact an aggressive and experienced bad faith motorcycle accident attorney to represent you. Your motorcycle accident attorney will need to investigate your accident and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf --- to ensure that all of your medical needs are met. In addition, if your insurance company is guilty of bad faith practices, they may be liable for all damages and injuries that have occurred.