When there is a traffic accident that involves a motorcycle in Georgia or Tennessee, the results are often devastating.
Even when the rider is wearing all of the recommended protective gear, motorcyclists are still at extraordinarily high risk of injury.
The high risk of injury associated with motorcycles comes from the lack of protection their vehicle offers them. Cars, SUVs, Trucks and other vehicles provide drivers with a shell of protection as well as other safety measures like airbags and seatbelts, helping reduce the seriousness of injuries.
Motorcycles lack all of those safety features, as well as being much smaller than the vehicles that hit them. This scenario often leads to more serious, sometimes deadly injuries for motorcyclists.
So, what should you do if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that caused severe injuries?
If you have been in a motorcycle crash, there is a lot of information that you should know that can help make sure you give yourself the best opportunity for a full physical recovery and protect your legal rights, including receiving financial compensation for your injuries.
For more in-depth information, check out our Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia.
Get Proper Medical Care and DOCUMENT EVERYTHING!
Motorcycle riders are at a much greater risk of suffering serious injuries when they are involved in a traffic accident.
Even if you do not think that you were injured after being involved in an accident, you should always be evaluated by a medical professional.
If you are injured, you want to make sure that you receive a proper diagnosis and medical care so that you can give yourself the best opportunity to make a full recovery.
Although most of the time accident injury victims have access to medical care, they are often left with incredibly expensive medical bills that can lead to bankruptcy or a lifetime of payments.
That is why it is crucial that motorcycle accident victims document all of their injuries, keep track of their medical bills and then speak to a personal injury attorney.
If you fail to keep accurate medical records and bills, it can lead to them being left out of your lawsuit and lead to a lifetime of financial struggle. (Learn More about Common Personal Injury Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.)
Do Not Say Anything to the Insurance Companies
After you are involved in a traffic accident, both your insurance company and the at-fault drivers will attempt to contact you to get a statement about the crash.
It is very important that you are very careful with what you say to the insurance company after an accident.
We always recommend speaking with an attorney before the insurance company so that they can guide you with what you can and should not say to the insurance companies.
The reason it is important to be cautious with what you say to the insurance company is that it can affect your lawsuit.
The goal of the at-fault party's insurance company is for you to make a statement that will end up lowering the value of your potential lawsuit.
Remember, the insurance company is out to protect their own interests, not yours. In doing so, they will often call very soon after an accident and ask if you were injured and what type of damage was done to your vehicle.
Many people, when asked these questions, will naturally minimize the situation, or they are simply not experiencing injury symptoms or have yet to be seen by a doctor.
However, once you tell them that you were not injured or feel ok after your accident, it will be difficult to get compensation for them because they will use your own words against you.
Get an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney and Trust Their Advice
The best thing that a person can do to protect their legal rights after being in a motorcycle accident is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney and follow their advice.
Personal Injury Attorney's understand the legalities when it comes to motorcycle accidents, and can help you get the financial settlement that you deserve for your injuries.
An experienced PI attorney will be able to protect your legal rights and maximize your settlement. They will attempt to recover financial reimbursement for:
- property damage
- pain and suffering
- medical bills
- lost wages
Remember, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that they do not collect any legal fees unless they win your case.
It is in both yours and your attorney's best interest to make sure that you get the maximum amount of financial compensation after an accident has left you injured.
If you need an exceptional Personal Injury Attorney for your Motorcycle Accident in Georgia or Tennessee, you need to contact The Roth Firm.
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