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Avoid these 4 mistakes when pursuing a motorcycle accident claim

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Your risk of injuries in a motorcycle accident is greater than those risks in a motor vehicle. The long-term complications of those injuries can have far-reaching implications for your life.

Avoid making some of the most common mistakes after your accident to protect your interests.

1. Not seeking medical care

Adrenaline can mask pain and signs of injuries until hours, or even days, after your accident. Seek medical treatment at the scene, even if you just have first responders evaluate you. This establishes your injuries at the scene to support an accident claim.

2. Not gathering information at the scene

In the chaos and confusion following an accident, you might forget to take pictures of the scene and get contact information for the responsible party and anyone else involved or in the area. The more information you have, especially about the other individual involved, the easier it is to file your claim. Make an effort to get as much information as possible, including pictures, insurance card copies and the police report.

3. Accepting a settlement that feels unfair

Insurance companies work in their own best interest, which means they try to settle claims for as little as possible. If you receive a settlement offer you feel is unreasonable, unfair or too low, you have no obligation to accept. Fight for the compensation you deserve instead.

4. Not consulting an attorney

Without legal guidance, you may be ill-informed about your rights. When you work with an attorney, they represent your interests and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Gathering information at the scene and seeking medical attention will help you and your attorney support your claims for a fair settlement.