Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding
In this video, attorney Ted Spaulding lists the four most common ways that the insurance company tries to avoid paying proper amount after a motorcycle accident in Georgia.
In this video, I’m going to give you the four common ways that the insurance company tries to avoid paying you a proper amount after a motorcycle accident.
Hi, I’m Ted Spaulding. I’m an Atlanta personal injury trial attorney, and I’m the founder here at Spaulding Injury Law.
So what are those four ways? Number one, by trying to get you to do a recorded statement. I’ve heard all kinds of lies that adjusters give to people to try to get them to do a recorded statement. Don’t do it, not with the at-fault party’s insurance company, certainly.
Number two, they try to get you to settle early, all right? They throw $1000, $2000 at you within 24 hours of the wreck. Why? They’re trying to do this before you potentially find out you’re severely injured and your claim is worth a lot more than that. So be mindful of that.
Number three is they try to get you to sign a medical release so they can get all of your medical history, not just related to this wreck but trying to dig to find sports injuries or something else in your past that they can point to to say, “Oh, we’re going to say you were actually injured well before this and here’s why.” Don’t give them that medical release, all right? It’s the last thing that you should be doing.
And the last one I have is, ultimately, if you don’t settle early, they may try to drag out your claim, try to get you to run past your statute of limitation which is two years in the state of Georgia. That way you lose your rights forever. So they’ll drag it out, drag it out, drag it out. Be mindful of that. Do not violate that two-year statute of limitation.
So those are four ways that they’ll try to avoid paying you just compensation after a motorcycle injury.
I hope this answers your questions. If you have any others or you have a claim or case that you would like to see if my firm can handle, please comment to this video below. Go to our website, spauldinginjurylaw.com. We have a contact form on there that you can fill out. Or give me a phone call. Two phone numbers for you, 770-744-0890 or 470-695-9950.
Thanks so much for watching this video.
For over 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.