Common Mistakes After a Motorcycle Accident
Avoid these common mistakes after a motorcycle accident to make sure your rights are protected. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.
What mistakes should I avoid when making a motorcycle accident claim?
You may be wondering what mistakes you can avoid. The first thing is, as soon as the accident happens, and it’s documented with the law enforcement at the scene, you need to obtain medical care with appropriate medical professionals. You need to document those injuries that you sustained as a result of the motorcycle accident, either at the emergency room, the walk-in clinic, or another appropriate doctor, immediately. If you wait days or weeks, it’s going to be used against you, and it’s going to be more difficult to prove your case.
The other thing you need to do is make sure that you call an attorney before you speak with an insurance representative. Insurance representatives are highly trained, and their job is to make sure that they minimize what they pay to injured people in motorcycle accidents. They can do that in a simple conversation that happens the day of the accident by asking you questions that they’ll use against you as the case continues. Don’t let that happen. Call an attorney first, so that the attorney can deal with the insurance companies.
Make sure that you don’t hire the wrong attorney. You need to hire an attorney who practices personal injury exclusively, and handles motorcycle cases regularly. If you hire an attorney who does family law, bankruptcies, or any other type of case, they’re not going to be as experienced in handling these types of cases, and they’re not going to be prepared to take your case all the way to trial if need be.
What I tell people in a motorcycle accident case is not to make these mistakes as they’re very easy to avoid. Get immediate medical care. Call an attorney who is qualified and handles only personal injury and motorcycle accident cases before calling anybody from the insurance company.
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