After you’ve been involved in an accident that left you seriously injured, please consider these 3 bicycle accident case tips for a more successful case then call us for a free consultation
Get Immediate Medical Attention
If you have suffered a serious personal injury as a result of your bicycle accident, seek medical attention immediately. Some injuries, pain, and limitations are not immediately noticeable and may take some time to develop. In some cases, you may not even be aware that you have suffered an injury at the time of your bicycle accident. But don’t worry, your Florida bicycle accident attorney will recommend a doctor to you so that all of your injuries may be properly documented and treated.
Remember, the longer you wait to seek medical attention, the harder it may be for your attorney to relate your current injuries back to your Florida bicycle accident and therefore prove your case.
Don’t Talk to the Insurance Company
If you are contacted by a representative of an insurance company, do not respond. The insurance company is not on your side. They want to pay you as little as possible for your bicycle accident. After you hire your bicycle accident attorney, ask your attorney to respond to the insurance company.
If an insurance company makes an early settlement offer to you in order to settle your bicycle accident case, you should understand that the offer will usually be very low and nowhere near the amount you could possibly receive through a later settlement or trial.
Don’t Settle Early
Be careful – accepting an early settlement offer will prevent you from proceeding with your bicycle accident lawsuit for additional damages against the responsible defendant or defendants. On the positive side, insurance companies usually make much higher settlement offers once a bicycle accident case approaches its trial date, especially if your attorney is known to have a good deal of Florida bicycle accident trial experience.
If you found these three bicycle accident case tips helpful please call us right away to set up your free first consultation with us to get started getting justice.