Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Learn about the the 3 common mistakes after a motorcycle accident to avoid, then give our office a call.
1) Not Calling an Attorney
If you’ve been a motorcycle accident victim, you’ve heard stories about people that made mistakes that cost them thousands, tens of thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars because they didn’t know. We have that question come up fairly often with people contacting our office who have been in motorcycle accidents. Recently they posed that question to one of our attorneys. What the attorney explained is there’s plenty of common mistakes. One of them is just accepting what an insurance adjuster has to say about the accident situation.
Let’s say someone was not wearing a helmet and they had some significant head injuries. It’s very common for an insurance adjuster to say no helmet, no pay. Hopefully at least at that point you will call us, if not before.
2) Giving a Recorded Statement
Another very common thing is they’re always looking for ways to not pay. They’ll say hey, you want your bike fixed? Of course, you want your bike fixed. They’ll say you’ve got to give me a recorded statement. Do you think they’re taking that for their educational benefit? They’re looking for any way that they can blame you totally or partially for what happened.
They’ll ask you about speed, what you saw before whatever, and you can just answer questions that you think are fairly innocent. Then they have their little accident reconstruction and say look at that. You see? He said he was going 53, not 52. They’ll say he actually contributed to this accident or he could have avoided it. That’s one of their favorite ones. Call us first.
For our clients, we don’t ever have them talk to insurance adjusters and get recorded statements. We say, you want some information? You give us the questions in writing. We’ll give you the answers in writing. That allows us to make sure that they’re not trying to trip you up. Then those things don’t happen to our clients.
3) Not Seeking Help
Other common mistakes are you suffer a concussion. You have the headaches, the memory fog, the short-term memory loss, things like that. Maybe it’s diagnosed in the emergency room and then nobody ever does anything about that or tries to help you afterwards. That’s a huge mistake. It’s a huge mistake physically. It’s a huge mistake to your case.
We’re very sensitive to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Again, just call us and we can give you a lot of that information for free over the phone. One of our attorneys will analyze your case for free. If you want to avoid those mistakes, and they’ve done statistics and studies, the people that call a lawyer and just talk to them one time end up with a lot more money even if they settle the case on their own. That’s another reason to call us.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call us. The call is free. The information is free. We’ll do our very best to help you for free on that phone call because we really do this and care about you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in Arizona and have questions about the 3 common mistakes after a motorcycle accident? Contact experienced Gilbert Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Free Injury Advice today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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