If you are a cyclist in Los Angeles, you understand how frustrating it is to ride in the city. Here are some bicycle injury mistakes to avoid if you have been involved in an accident and are seeking compensation for your injuries.
Bicycle Injury Mistakes to Avoid | Get Medical Attention Right Away
There are several mistakes that you could make in a bicycle accident case. The biggest error relates to medical attention. There are only good things that can happen by receiving medical treatment, yet you have everything to lose if you don’t. When making a claim, you will need your injuries examined so you can know the full extent of the damages and how long you may be affected. All of this goes into how much your case is worth. If you fail to go to the doctor, our attorneys will have a hard time putting together a claim for you. You may even be at risk of having your claim thrown out by the insurance company.
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Bicycle Injury Mistakes to Avoid | Talking with Insurance Companies
It is very important that you interact with the insurance company appropriately. Sometimes that means not interacting with them at all. The adjuster that will be assigned to your claim has been trained to ask you particular questions that will purposefully place you into an incriminating position. Don’t play into their games. You’ll be fighting a losing battle and at a severe disadvantage.
It is almost guaranteed that the insurance company will reach out to you after the accident. If they call you, you do not have to answer. However, if you do answer, you can tell them that you have an attorney who can answer any questions they may have. Our biggest job is taking over the communications between you and the insurance company since it’s likely they will try to do everything in their power to make the accident seem like it was your fault.
If you need more information about bicycle accidents and different mistakes to avoid, please contact our experienced Newhall bicycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation.