Protecting the Value of Your Insurance Coverage for Stolen Motorcycle Claims
Motorcycle theft is a fairly common crime; no motor vehicle is more portable, and a bike can be stolen and headed out of state under cover in a matter of minutes. If your motorcycle insurance coverage protects you from loss by theft, you have the right to expect compensation at the fair market value of the bike.
Unfortunately, you shouldn’t be surprised if your insurance company puts you through a lot of grief along the way. If you run into problems settling a claim with your insurer for stolen motorcycle coverage in Central Florida, contact The Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., to learn about your legal rights. Better yet, call us at the same time you report your loss to law enforcement and your insurance carrier.
Our lawyers can protect you from the mistakes that policyholders often make in the first days after a loss. These mistakes can keep you at a disadvantage throughout the progress of your claim until you eventually settle for a compromise amount. In some cases, the insurer won’t settle at all — instead, it will cancel your policy and refer you to be prosecuted for fraud.
At The Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., our experience with motorcycles, insurance practices and law enforcement can add up to a significant advantage for the insured in stolen motorcycle cases. We can help you manage the insurance claim investigation process — including the examination under oath — so that the information you provide doesn’t create additional problems for you.
Insurance companies are not bashful about making their policyholders feel more like criminal defendants than valued customers. We know how to deal with the circumstances that insurers look for to justify adverse settlement decisions. These include:
- Insured was trying to sell the bike before the theft
- Insured had financial problems
- Possibility of a staged theft, collusion with the thief, or other “inside job” theories
- Insured has a history of theft or fraud convictions
Insurers would often rather scare a policyholder away from pursuing a claim than settle it at a fair value. Our attorneys know how to stand up to these tactics to protect the value of your claim.
If you own a motorcycle that was stolen in Greater Orlando or Central Florida, our legal advice can help you avoid problems with your insurance claim. Contact The Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A., in Altamonte Springs for a free consultation.
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