Learn about the common mistakes after a bicycle accident that you should avoid. Then, contact our Phoenix bicycle accident lawyers today.
What are common mistakes after being injured in a bicycle accident?
As with most personal injury cases, there is a strong emotional component to bicycle cases. It’s very shocking experience. You’re getting hit by a 4,000-pound machine and you’re trying to recuperate. You’re trying to recover, you don’t want your family to be worried. You want them to know you’re alright, so there’s a great amount of pressure to get well fast. Your bills are due. You have pressure to get back to work. Your children need you. But there are mistakes that can be made along the way. All of those things are important and they are considerable, but there are also things that can be done that will minimize the amount and the value of your case that you have to be careful of.
Be careful not to try to hurry the process to get some money or to get some settlement. That’s never a good idea. First and foremost, you should finish your prescribed course of treatment. Cutting your treatment short because you’re ready to close it and get a check is never a good idea. If the doctor says you need to be treated for a prescribed period of time, be treated for that prescribed period of time because that will only add to the value of the case; it won’t take away.
Also be careful about what you’re saying regarding the accident. The insurance company is still investigating. They’re still snooping on your Facebook page and your other social media accounts, so be careful what you say. And, yes, they have investigators sometimes that follow you around and want to see if you’re out playing basketball two days after you said you were critically injured in a bicycle accident, so you’ve got to be careful not to make these mistakes along the way.
As you get back into the normal course and flow of your life, make sure you keep your attorney apprived. It doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out conversation, sometimes a quick email or text message to your lawyer saying, “Hey, is it okay if I do this?” They’ll give you the counsel and advice that you need so that you don’t adversely affect your bicycle accident case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured by an automobile while out on a ride and have questions about common mistakes after a bicycle accident? Contact experienced Phoenix Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Smith & Green today for a legal consultation.
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