I swear I am not sue happy. However, some insurance companies are so rude and frankly insulting when it comes to the treatment of handling claims that law suit is the only language they seem to listen to. Recently I had a very heated telephone conversation with an insurance adjustor for Progressive. While he had the authority to pay out the medical expenses of my client and her toddler son, he boldly refused to on the simple grounds that she and her son waited too long before starting treatment with a physician. “Too long” in this case was a mere 7 week period over Thanksgiving and Christmas. My clients in this story are not very well off and tried everything they could to avoid seeing a doctor notwithstanding the pain they were in because they simply couldn’t afford it. Finally the pain became too severe and they went in for treatment. To their surprise they were happy to find out that in an accident case their medical expenses would be reimbursed. Feeling relieved and at peace that they could finally get some help they began chiropractic treatment.

The insurance company of course feels that this was a “low speed” and a “very minor impact” accident. The joke of it all is that too many personal injury attorneys get in the habit of rejecting smaller cases or settling them out quickly so they can focus on bigger fish that the custom in this industry is to just ignore the pain and suffering and medical expenses and pay a paltry sum of money out to the victims to get them to go away. In my case, the insurance company is only offering $350 to the toddler boy who treated with a chiropractor for several months because he was so twisted up from this alleged “very minor impact.” I haven’t seen a figure this low in many many years. It is downright insulting.

Next step – file a lawsuit and finally get some earned justice for my clients. Most insurance companies literally bank on the fact that most lawyers will not spend the thousands of dollars to file a law suit on such a “small” case. Well, they don’t know me very well. Out of principle a lone I will enjoy dragging these clowns through court and highlighting their woefully inadequate settlement offers and backwards business policies that lead us to have to file in the first place. For your viewing pleasure the insulting offer is below (redacted to protect the privacy of my clients).


Arizona bicycle accident attorney Ben Dodge

Ben Dodge - Arizona Bicycle Lawyer

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In recent years there has been approximately 700 bicycle fatalities in the united states every single year. Approximately 2,000 bicycle accidents are reported in Arizona every year. approximately 30 fatal bicycle accidents are reported in Arizona every year. Bicycle fatalities are terrible and horrific tragedies that affect the lives of too many families and friends to count. Understanding your rights and obligations as a cyclist can bring clarity to your specific accident situation. It will always be in your best interest to be represented by an attorney who knows the bicycle laws and has a successful track record of winning bicycle accident cases. The negotiation tactics and strategies of winning a case are extremely important but should always take a back row seat to the litigation experience and knowledge of court room rules, local, state, and federal rules of civil procedure that can have significant impact on your bicycle accident case. It is wise to be represented by someone well versed in bicycle accident law, local and state bicycle ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and laws. You should hire someone very familiar with negligence and tort law, civil procedure, and the rules of evidence as they all relate specifically to bicycle accident cases.

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Bike Accident Attorneys, PLC

Call Ben Dodge, the Arizona Bicycle Lawyer today at 1.855.663.3922. Reach him by fax at 1.800.958.8902.

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His main offices are located at:

Mesa Arizona (home base office)
4824 e. baseline rd., suite 124
mesa, Arizona 85206

Phoenix Arizona office
2415 e. Camelback rd., suite 700
phoenix, Arizona 85016

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