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4 Tips If You've Been Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

by Andrew Martin

Motorcycles can be fun and exciting, but when involved in an accident, they can leave devastating injuries. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident recently, you may be considering your options, especially if you have large medical bills to pay. Before you sign anything from the insurance carrier, however, make sure you check out these four tips to ensure you get a fair settlement.

Determine the Extent of Your Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can cause major injuries, so it's important you get examined by a doctor immediately. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have visited the ER right after the accident for emergency care and treatment. However, even if there were no life-threatening injuries that required immediate care, you should see your doctor quickly. Your doctor can determine the extent of your injuries, so you know how much money you'll need for medical bills. This gives you and the insurance carrier a starting point for negotiations.

Consider Long-Term Pain and Suffering

The term pain and suffering is often used a lot in personal injury lawsuits, but pain and suffering usually involves life-changing physical and emotional pain or injuries. For example, if you shattered your leg in the accident, the leg may heal, but you may have a limp or scar, which impacts your overall physical well-being. Of course, these can also impact your emotional well-being, which is why pain and suffering includes emotional pain too. Depression, anxiety, anger, loss of interest in sex, etc. can all be used to prove emotional pain and suffering.

Avoid Talking About the Accident

You'll have a lot of people who want to talk about the accident. Some people, like those who work for the insurance carrier, may need to talk about the accident for professional reasons, and others may simply be interested in all the details. Either way, be careful about what you say and where you say it. Insurance carriers employee investigators who investigate large claims to ensure there is no fraud. If they overhear or see something (in person or on social media) incriminating, they can use it against you. Even something that seems harmless can be manipulated to make you look like a liar.

Hire an Attorney to Help Prove Your Case

The best option is to simply hire an attorney. With an attorney, you won't have to talk with anyone about the accident because they'll do all the work for you, such as talking with insurance carriers, gathering witness statements, etc. An attorney is also your best ally if you are pursing pain and suffering because pain and suffering is often difficult to prove, especially emotional pain and suffering. Whether your suing or filing a standard accident claim, your attorney will help prove your injuries.

Getting into an accident can be stressful, but getting your settlement shouldn't be. Depending on the severity of your injuries, long-term pain and suffering may be an option, but only if you can prove your case. For more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact a motorcycle accident attorney in your area today.