Being involved in a Gilbert Motorcycle crash can be a terrifying experience, especially if you come out with serious injuries. If you’ve recently experienced a collision and are wondering what you need to do to recover, here are some things that you need to know right now.
- You’re not alone. It may seem like a lie right now, and you probably feel very much alone and afraid, but you are not the only motorcycle rider who has ever been hit by another motor vehicle. There may even be another motorcyclist in the hospital at the same time as you. There are two things to keep in mind in the aftermath of your crash: your physical recovery and your injury claim.
- Making sure you have the best medical care is very important. If your doctor says to follow up with medical care, heed his/her advice. The insurance companies will examine the medical records and look for any time where you didn’t follow the advice of your doctor, skipped appointments, or had a lot of gaps in treatment.
- You do need to talk to the insurance company, just probably not as much as you think. The insurance company isn’t on your side. They are only interested in their bottom line. And they aim to settle cheap and quick. They also have a tendency to try to make motorcycle riders think that they were in the wrong simply by riding a motorcycle. We recommend reporting the claim and then not communicating any further with the insurance company. Even in most cases, we recommend that a friend or family member report the claim. Generally, you should avoid all contact with the insurance company until you consult with an attorney.
- You need a lawyer. Why? Because many people are instantly against motorcycle riders due to misconceptions driven by stereotypes. An attorney can plead your case and help you move closer towards an optimal case outcome – but only if you call them.
Just remember: you’re not alone, and there is someone out there ready and willing to help you. If you would like to speak to a leading injury attorney, give The Husband & Wife Law Team a call today. Also read the motorcycle accident guide written by attorneys Mark and Alexis Breyer for more advice on how you can protect your rights as an injured motorcyclist.
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