Motorcycle accidents are never at the top of anyone's list of things to experience. However, they happen all the time and often when you least expect them to. Regardless of how insignificant you might think your injuries are, you need to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. To help make sure that happens, here are three mistakes you want to avoid making at all costs.
Attempting to fill out paperwork on your own.
Oftentimes, the insurance company will have a bunch of paperwork they want you to fill out for your claim. While you might think you are helping your claim along, you could be making things worse for yourself than what you might think. Not filling out the paperwork properly could end up coming back on you down the road. Answering a question wrong could end up giving the insurance company a totally different impression of what is going on with your case than what it is. You are far better off going to an attorney to get them to help you with filling out the necessary documents and make sure everything is done correctly and there is no chance of error.
Not taking pictures of the scene.
Another key thing you want to do is to take pictures of the accident scene. Show the location of your motorcycle, the extent of the damage and what the weather conditions were at the time of the accident. This also gives you the chance to show what type of vehicle hit you and how much damage the other vehicle sustained. All of these little tidbits of information can come together and form a bigger picture of what it is that you are recovering from and how bad the accident really was.
Not following through on your medical treatments.
Going to the doctor or emergency room after your accident is important. However, it is just as important to go in and continue following up with your medical provider for any additional treatment needed to aid in your recovery. If you are told to go to physical therapy, make sure you are there when you need to be. If your doctor wants to reevaluate your condition in two weeks, make sure you go to the appointment. Not following through shows the insurance company that you don't care about your own health and well-being.
By avoiding the key mistakes above, you can make sure you get the compensation you deserve. For more information, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.