Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in Arizona? Read these Motorcycle Accident Tips and contact us today.
Choosing a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The state of Arizona is a very special state in that, outside of our few months of heat during the summer, the weather here is perfect. You have a lot of outdoor activities, and you have a lot of motorcycle riders. Of course, that yields a great number of motorcycle accidents that result in injuries, and some of these injuries are horrific, even life-threatening. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and you’re looking for an attorney, we invite you to call our law office. There are some things that you must specifically look for when selecting an attorney to address your motorcycle accident and the injuries that have resulted from it— someone that understands the nature of motorcycle riding and the specific laws that relate to motorcycle riders and also understands the injuries and causes of action underlying long-term injuries and results from a motorcycle accident. We urge you to call our office. One of our intake staff and one of our attorneys will speak with you specifically about the facts concerning your accident, make sure we deal with the insurance company, and get you the representation and the outcome that you deserve.
Talking to Insurance Companies
After a motorcycle accident, you will have a barrage of calls from insurance companies – your insurance company, the at-fault driver’s insurance company, the healthcare insurance companies – the list goes on and on of folks who will want to talk with you. They’ll want to get recorded statements from you. One thing should be abundantly clear— it is so important that you retain competent counsel as soon as possible after being involved in an accident because the insurance companies will press you for a recorded statement. Please be assured that they’re not recording these statements for your benefit; it’s for their benefit to determine the amount of liability. Yes, your own insurance company can deny liability for your injuries that you have sustained as a result of the accident.
It’s never a good idea just to trust the insurance company and give a recorded statement. It is the best idea to call an attorney early on. They will walk you through the insurance process, talk to the insurance companies for you, and tell the insurance companies, in fact, to not call you at all and to call the law office and deal with them, so you don’t say anything that could be used against you later to devalue your case or minimize the amount of your recovery.
Common Mistakes After a Motorcycle Accident
As with most accidents, there is a strong emotional component to it— the want and the desire to get back up on your feet and get moving again, back to the normal course of life. Oftentimes, a rush to do this is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make when it comes to a motorcycle accident and the underlying injuries. Of course, the insurance company and the bad driver is going to be looking at how fast you returned back to your normal course of duties because they’ll use that as some type of indication to determine how injured you really were. Sometimes you can return to some duties but still be severely injured and convalescing and rehabilitating. One of the worst things you could do, if you’re a victim and injured in a motorcycle accident, is rush too fast. You want to take the advice of your doctors and take the time that is necessary to heal and to convalesce, but don’t do too much too fast.
Make sure you discuss it with your lawyer so that you’re not doing things that will hinder your case. If you got in a motorcycle accident yesterday, you shouldn’t be out playing basketball today, if you’re asserting that you’re injured. You want to talk with your lawyer along the way as you resume the normal duties of your life. Make sure you speak with your lawyer so you make sure you’re not doing anything that hinders and hampers your case. Make sure you have that fluid conversation with your attorney so that you can always get the best possible outcome as it relates to your motorcycle accident.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in Arizona? Read these Motorcycle Accident Tips and contact experienced Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Smith & Green today for a legal consultation.