I've been in a motorcycle accident not my fault and the other driver’s insurance company and I disagree on property damage issues? What are my options?
It is important to remember that your motorcycle accident property damage claim is against the other driver, not his insurance company.
If the driver’s insurance company is being unreasonable, taking too long, treating you unfairly, refusing to perform an inspection, refusing to provide a rental vehicle, refusing to reimburse tow billings, storage charges, and the like, then maybe your best and only remedy is to file a lawsuit against the responsible person (not the insurance company) to obtain reimbursement.
Sometimes, the insurance company for the other driver will think twice about treating you unfairly if you advise them that you intend to pursue their insured in small claims court (assuming you’re seeking damages of $7,500.00 or less).
Before filing in small claims court however, we advise that you consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as this suit may influence, or even preclude, your recovery for your injury claim.
The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith are experienced motorcycle accident attorneys expert in motorcyclist rules and regulations.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call us anytime for free, friendly advice. Sacramento 916-921-6400. Elsewhere 800-404-5400. Or Contact Us Online.