Common Mistakes During a Bicycle Accident Case

What common mistakes do people make in their bicycle accident cases?

Question:

What common mistakes do people make in their bicycle accident cases?

Answer:

Common Mistakes During a Bicycle Accident Case People make some pretty straightforward standard mistakes when they have a bicycle accident injury case here in Idaho. It’s things we see regularly. Usually those mistakes are because the injured person is trying to be a decent person. They’re trying to treat everybody honestly and fairly and not make complaints. Often, they’ll admit that they did something when they really didn’t do anything wrong. They don’t realize that the insurance company is not there for them. You’re not in good hands if you’ve been injured by an All State driver, and State Farm is not your good neighbor if a State Farm-insured car has hit you on your bicycle. They’re looking to minimize the amount that they pay you, not take care of you.

One of the things people do wrong is they talk to the insurance company ahead of time without really preparing and thinking about it. When we’re in the trial process and we get ready to have a witness talk to the defense lawyer, we’ll spend hours and sometimes days getting the witness ready. If you haven’t spent your time thinking about what questions they’re going to ask you, and what they want to know and why they want to know it, then you’re going to make a mistake in talking to that insurance company representative.

Another thing people do wrong with some regularity is they don’t really get all the medical care they should or the follow-up they should. Sometimes, you just want to wave off the medical care, disregarding the doctor who said you should do this or you should have this follow-up therapy. If you’ve injured yourself – fallen off the roof of your house and done something to yourself – maybe that’s okay, but it’s very important in an insurance claim situation if you’ve been in a bicycle accident injury, that you follow up with that medical care and do what the doctor says. Why? Because that insurance company for the other side will want to use it against you if you admit you haven’t really taken care of the damages that you’ve incurred. They’ll say it’s your own darn fault that you’re feeling bad still.

Those are a couple of the major mistakes people make over the course of their bicycle accident claims that we have seen here in Idaho. If you have any particular questions, you want to talk about your case, just give us a call here at the firm. Any of us would be happy to talk to you.


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