After being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, it is only right that you seek compensation from the liable party. However, there are several costly mistakes after a motorcycle crash that could be made that will immediately sink your injury claim before it starts.
Costly Mistakes After a Motorcycle Crash | Speaking with Insurance
A common mistake is getting on the phone with the insurance carrier that insures the one that caused the accident. They’re going to try to get you to give them information that may end up hurting you down the road. You don’t want to get on the phone with them. You want to speak with an attorney and let the attorney speak with the insurance carrier.
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Costly Mistakes After a Motorcycle Crash | Not Making a Statement to Police
Another mistake that we see made quite often is not advising the police officer exactly what happened. You want to make sure that you get your statement on the record. If the other driver went through a red light, you want the police officer to know that they went through a red light and that you had a green light. You want to make sure the statement is correct and that you’re clear about it.
Costly Mistakes After a Motorcycle Crash | Not Seeking Medical Treatment
You want to make sure that you seek medical attention. If you were injured in that accident, you want to let the police officer know so that they can call an ambulance. If the ambulance personnel show up, you want to talk to the ambulance personnel and tell them your injuries. If you suffered an injury, you need to seek medical attention right away.
A final mistake would not be contacting an experienced attorney right away. If you have been seriously injured in a crash, please contact our experienced New York motorcycle accident lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation.