Common Mistakes to Avoid When Pursuing a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
Failure to report the accidentAccording to the FLHSMV, a driver involved in a crash resulting in injuries, death, or more than $500 in property or vehicle damages must immediately report the crash to the police. Regardless, it is always best to call the police so that they will prepare a report. Police reports provide key information about the other vehicles and drivers involved in the crash, along with witness contact information.
Failure to seek medical attentionEven if you do not feel injured, seeking medical attention right after the accident is very important. If you do not get checked out by a medical professional and injuries present themselves later, it may be more difficult to establish that the injuries were caused by the accident, and this may affect the value of your claim.
Failure to document injuriesWhen you seek medical treatment for your injuries, the care provider will document the injuries and their care instructions and recommend follow-up. These documents will be used as evidence of your injuries and damages. Failing to provide documentation of your injuries will likely result in your claim being denied.
Failure to cooperate with the insurance companyInsurance policies have a "duty to cooperate" clause that requires policyholders to cooperate in the insurance carrier’s investigation of an accident. Failure to cooperate can result in a claim being denied.
Not getting a lawyerStatistics show that accident victims who are represented by attorneys almost always receive larger settlements than those who represent themselves.
Settling too earlyInsurance adjusters are often eager to settle a case quickly for much less than the claim is worth. Very rarely, if ever, is the first offer indicative of the claim’s actual value. Medical treatment is often needed over an extended period of time, and it is never wise to settle until all necessary treatment has been completed. Once a settlement is accepted, the insurance company will require a signed release which will prohibit any additional claims for compensation related to that accident.
West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident LawyerWhen you need an experienced West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyer, Casas Law is ready to help you avoid these motorcycle accident lawsuit mistakes. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.
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