Many people enjoy heading out for a ride on their motorcycle during a warm summer day. Unfortunately, there are times when things don't go as planned and you end up being involved in an accident through no fault of your own. While this is a frustrating and overwhelming experience, you want to make sure you don't end up doing something that is going to make your claim for compensation even more difficult and troublesome. Avoid making one of the following mistakes to ensure you get the money you deserve.
Failing to get checked out right away.
Oftentimes, people will end up putting off going to the doctor or ER to get checked out by a medical professional. Since your adrenaline tends to be higher after an accident, you might not be able to feel the extent of your injuries. What might seem insignificant right now, could end up being quite painful in a couple days. Injuries tend to show up and intensify in the days following an accident. However, you want to make sure you get in and get checked out right away to document anything you have going on. This ensures the insurance company can't try and blame the injury on something else that happened in your life.
Not taking pictures of your bike and your injuries.
Take pictures of any cuts, scrapes, bruises, broken bones and other injuries that you sustained from the accident. Document the injuries with each passing day to keep an account of how the injuries progressed. You also want to take as many pictures of your motorcycle as you can. Even the smallest of details can be quite significant when all is said and done and you are looking to replace your bike. You also want to make sure the insurance company doesn't try to omit any injuries or custom details and short you on your claim.
Ignoring your follow-up appointments.
If you have follow-up appointments with a physical therapist or healthcare provider to get checked out, make sure you go. Don't miss the appointment or continually reschedule them. It shows that your injuries aren't that bad. It is vital that you go when you are told and continue with the progress toward recovery.
By not making one of the mistakes above, you can make sure you get the money you are entitled to and the insurance company doesn't try and take advantage of you along the way. If you need additional help fighting against the insurance company, contact a law firm, like Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey & Hagg.