If you have been in a serious motorcycle accident, there are a few things that you should do as soon as possible to ensure that your options remain open. Too often, people suffer injuries in a car or motorcycle accident and believe that the first offer from the insurance company is the best they will get, or that they don’t need to see a doctor because their injuries are minor, or that they will not be able to seek repayment for any of the issues they are suffering beyond just property damage. This is not the case — especially if the other driver was at fault for the crash.
No matter what steps you have already taken, it is essential that you partner with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to be sure that you are properly cared for. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, and read more below about some important steps to take in order to prepare for a successful personal injury lawsuit in Atlanta.
Document the Accident
Any piece of information or documentation that you have will be an asset for creating a complete picture of the scene. This includes things like eyewitness accounts, police and accident reports, pictures, hand-drawn maps, and anything else that you can do. Keep in mind that by the time you take this to court, your memory of the situation will have faded, and it is important that you present a completely accurate picture to the judge.
Seek Medical Attention
No matter what you believe the extent of your injury is, it is important that you seek medical attention. There are a few reasons for this, starting with ensuring that you receive the appropriate care required. In addition, it is important that you establish contacts with medical professionals about your injuries early, in case the insurance company or defendant claim that your injury may not be a direct result of the accident.
Speak with your insurance representative as soon as possible, and determine the steps that they suggest you take in the immediate regarding your medical coverage and policy details. Every policy is different, and you want to be certain of how your coverage will work before you are able to seek repayment.
Don’t Accept Any Offers From The Other Insurance Company
The other driver’s insurance company will contact you with a settlement offer for your accident – DO NOT ACCEPT IT. Even if, somehow, this was the best offer you can get (it isn’t), you will need to sign away your rights to seek any future damages from their client. Before you agree to anything, speak with a lawyer so that you know your rights.
Find a Personal Injury Attorney
Working with a personal injury attorney is the best way to ensure that you are following all of the procedures right in order to maximize your likelihood of being awarded what you truly deserve after your accident. From the start, you will be confident that you have legal advice to follow to make sure that everything is done properly.
At Cambre & Associates, we will guide you through each step of the process, while building a case that accurately tells the story of your accident and injuries to a judge. Before a trial, we will negotiate directly with the insurance company in an attempt to reach a fair settlement without needing to go through a formal court procedure
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Atlanta, contact us today to speak with a legal professional about your rights, and the options you can pursue to get fair compensation for your injuries.