Common Mistakes After a Motorcycle Accident
Do you know the common mistakes after a motorcycle accident? Learn more about the mistakes to avoid in this video, then call our Tampa Bay attorneys.
What are common mistakes people make if they have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tampa Bay?
One of the most common questions we’re asked is what kind of things clients should avoid or what mistakes are commonly made in motorcycle accident injury cases. The first issue that we find is that most motorcycle accident cases involve the injured victim going to the hospital and then loved ones talk to the insurance company of the at-fault driver and give them information rather than seeking the input of an attorney first. You do not want your family to talk to the at-fault insurance company. You want your family to be looking for a lawyer who can make sure that your medical bills are paid, to make sure that you receive appropriate evaluation.
We represent a motorcycle driver right now, and we talk to our clients regularly. We were able to find out that our motorcycle driver, who a truck driver turned in front of and catastrophically injured, was still having pain in areas that hadn’t been evaluated while he was in the hospital for two weeks. We were able to obtain the services of an orthopedic surgeon who discovered that our client had two additional fractures up in his shoulder area – in his collarbone and in his shoulder blade – that weren’t evaluated by the surgeons either while he was in the hospital or afterwards when they followed up with him.
In fact, great doctors, but trauma surgeons, so they kept telling our client that’s normal. You’re going to have aches and pains in various areas. Instead, we were able to have our client evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who got new x-rays, and those fractures were discovered. Those fractures are being treated, and now those fractures are part of his compensation, so don’t make the mistake of just relying on the hospital physicians. Seek the advice and the input of an attorney so that you can be fully compensated for your motorcycle accident injuries.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in Arizona and have questions about the common mistakes after a motorcycle accident? Contact experienced Tampa Bay Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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