Mistakes to Avoid After a Motorcycle Accident
In this video, our Austin injury attorney explains what mistakes to avoid after a motorcycle accident. Call our office for a free consultation.
What mistakes should I avoid after a motorcycle accident?
The first mistake that people make regarding motorcycle accident cases is they don’t seek medical treatment right away. Related to that mistake is they don’t follow the doctor’s orders. When you don’t seek medical treatment right away and you don’t follow the doctor’s orders, the worst part of it is you’re hurting yourself because you’re hurting your chances at recovery. Second to that, the insurance company is going to treat you differently because they’re going to say you would’ve gone to the doctor right away or they would have followed the doctor’s orders if you were actually hurt.
The next mistake that people make is they give a recorded statement. Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance adjusters. Insurance companies and insurance adjusters are not in the business of providing people with fair and just compensation for their claims. They’re in the business of limiting their exposure and paying as little as possible.
The next mistake people make is they delay in hiring legal representation. When you delay in hiring legal representation, that means that your attorney has a harder time investigating what actually occurred. Witnesses will forget things or they’ll go missing. We need to make those phone calls and investigate as close to the accident as possible.
The last mistake people make is they hire the wrong attorney. People need to hire personal injury attorneys who have experience in motorcycle accidents. Beyond that, they need to hire a trial attorney who has experience going to trial. If they don’t, that’s generally what costs them the most. Insurance companies know which attorneys go to trial and they compensate people accordingly. In the worst-case scenario, that the insurance company never comes to the table with a fair offer before trial, you have an attorney who is ready to go to trial and represent you and get the best possible outcome.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a motorcycle accident?
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