There are several mistakes that will ruin your bike accident case. However, there are two huge mistakes that you absolutely need to avoid at all costs: 1) not receiving immediate medical attention, and 2) giving a recorded statement to the negligent party’s insurance company. If you hire an experienced Newhall personal injury attorney, we can make sure that your rights are protected, and you avoid making case-ruining mistakes. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with our dedicated injury lawyers.
Mistakes that Will Ruin Your Bike Accident Case | Not Receiving Medical Treatment
The biggest mistake you could make after being injured in a bicycle accident would be to not receive immediate medical attention. When filing a personal injury claim, you will need your injuries examined in order to know the full extent of the damages you have suffered (and how long you may be affected). If you fail to see a doctor, our attorneys will have a hard time putting together a claim for you. You also may be at risk of having your claim denied by the insurance company.
Mistakes that Will Ruin Your Bike Accident Case | Speaking to Insurance Companies
It is very important that you interact with the insurance company in an appropriate fashion. Sometimes that means not interacting with them at all. An insurance adjuster assigned to your claim is trained to ask you particular questions that will mislead you into making incriminating answers. If you pick up a phone call from the rival insurance company, you are already at a severe disadvantage.
It is almost a guarantee that an insurance company will reach out to you after an accident. Keep in mind that you have no obligation to answer their calls. However, if you do answer, you can direct all communication to your attorney. Any statement that you give can and will be used against you in an attempt to lower the value of your claim.
If you need more information about bicycle accidents and what mistakes to avoid when filing a personal injury claim, please contact our experienced Newhall bicycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation.