Mistakes to Avoid After a Bicycle Accident
In this video, our experienced Austin injury attorney explains what mistakes to avoid after a bicycle accident. Call our office for a free consultation.
What mistakes should I avoid after a bicycle accident?
You may be asking yourself, “What are the most common mistakes that people make?” The first most common mistake that people make is they delay seeking medical treatment, and they also fail to follow the doctor’s orders. That’s the biggest mistake because that can hurt your chance at a full recovery. Beyond that, the insurance company is also going to look at it as if you didn’t seek medical treatment right away or you didn’t follow up with the doctors, then you must not have been hurt that badly. Another mistake that people make is they give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster is there not to fairly compensate you, but to limit the exposure of the insurance company and pay as little as possible.
Next, people delay in hiring an attorney to represent them. If someone delays in hiring an attorney, then it’s difficult for that attorney to fully investigate that claim. Witnesses will go missing or forget things. Related to that, people hire the wrong attorney. You need to hire an attorney who has a large part of their practice devoted to personal injury litigation and has experience in bicycle accidents. Also, that attorney needs to be a trial attorney. Insurance companies on the other side know who the trial attorneys are and, in turn, they’ll offer a more reasonable settlement. If, for whatever reason, you don’t get a reasonable settlement offer in your case, you’ll still be prepared to go to trial and get the best result possible.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while riding a bike and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a bicycle accident?
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