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I was injured in a Gurnee motorcycle accident and my bike was totaled. The police say that a distracted driver was at fault. The insurance company offered enough money to cover my medical bills, but they are not offering me enough money to replace my motorcycle. What can I do?

If your motorcycle was totaled in an Illinois motorcycle crash caused by a negligent driver, it is only fair to expect the insurance company to pay enough to replace your motorcycle. After all, isn’t that what insurance is for?

Unfortunately, many Illinois motorcycle accident victims find that the insurance company offers them a check for much less than it actually costs to replace their bike. The insurance companies are trying to save themselves money. The less they give you, the bigger their profit. So, they will often make a low offer and hope you accept. What can you do?

You have two options:

  1. You can negotiate with the insurance company on your own. You will have to provide them with proof that it will cost more to replace your motorcycle than the amount that they offering to pay. You can use dealer quotes, newspaper ads, or Blue Book values for a bike that is similar to the one you lost.
     
  2. You can hire a Gurnee motorcycle accident lawyer. The attorney will be able to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Because he has a lot of experience with Illinois motorcycle accident claims and is able to take your claim to court, your lawyer may be able to get you far more money than the insurance company’s original offer. The best way to find out what a Gurnee motorcycle injury attorney can do for you is to schedule a free consultation. Contact Hupy and Abraham at 866-625-2299.
     

Make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Read about your rights in our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims. To request your free copy, click on the link on this page.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham