Mistakes to Avoid After a Bicycle Accident
There are several mistakes to avoid after a bicycle accident to ensure you protect your rights and maximize your compensation. Watch this video to learn more.
What mistakes should I avoid after a bicycle accident?
There are probably three main mistakes that you can avoid if you’re injured as a bicycle rider by a motor vehicle driver. The first mistake is to talk to the at-fault insurance company. You do not want to give them a statement. The second thing is that you want to make sure that you go get treatment for your injuries, so that you know fully what your injuries are. Don’t speak to the at-fault carrier before you know what your injuries are.Don’t even speak to the policeman, and tell them you’re not injured. You need to be assessed to make sure that you know what your injuries are, and some injuries can be latent. I got a call just last week from somebody who had waited five weeks to call a lawyer, so most of those mistakes had been made before we got a chance to get involved. Seek medical attention first, talk to a lawyer before you talk to anybody else, and make sure that that lawyer is familiar with automobile accidents and bicycle accidents.
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