Mistakes to Avoid After a Motorcycle Accident

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid after a motorcycle accident?

Answer:

I had a client the other day call me and ask me some of the common mistakes that are made in the early stages of a motorcycle accident case. Some of the common mistakes that we see prior to us being retained as an attorney is people giving a recorded statement to the insurance company of the individual who hit them. Mistakes to Avoid After a Motorcycle Accident There is no duty for you to give a recorded statement to the other side. In fact, many times, it’s used against you, and therefore we advise clients not to do that.
Another thing that we see is not immediately getting medical treatment and following up afterwards. We strongly encourage our clients to comply with all doctor requests because that’s always documented, and that becomes an easier thing for us to work through when we’re negotiating with the other side. The other thing we see a lot, especially in these types of cases, is that people delay getting treatment. Therefore, the other side tries to use that as a tool saying that you obviously weren’t injured because if you were, you would’ve gone to the hospital. We always advise right after the accident to go seek treatment.

Another thing that I advise clients immediately after the accident is to not post anything related to the accident on social media. Don’t post photos of you doing any sort of physical activity on Twitter or Facebook because the other side’s attorneys and insurance adjusters are very well-versed on social media, and if they can find things that show that you were doing very active things after an accident, they can use that to drastically lower the value of your case.


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