Serious injuries, such as head injuries, back and neck injuries, fractures, lacerations, and internal injuries, can occur in bicycle accidents. You will require compensation to assist pay your medical expenses and to compensate you for any time you were unable to work due to your injury.
Unfortunately, if you make any of the following blunders over the course of your case, you may be denied part or all of the compensation you want and deserve. Keep Reading to learn some of these common mistakes. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Not telling the truth
You must be completely honest about everything that occurred as a result of your bicycle accident. Everything you’ve claimed about your accident will be brought into question if you’re discovered lying, even if it’s about anything relatively insignificant. It’s preferable to say you don’t know or are doubtful about something than to risk making a mistake.
Not reading a release before signing it
It’s never a good idea to sign a paper before thoroughly reading it. You may be accidentally admitting blame for the accident, relinquishing your right to privacy, or signing away some or all of the money you are entitled to.
Failure to keep track of your injuries
The more proof you have, the more difficult it will be for the at-fault party to dismiss or restrict your compensation. You should consult a doctor as soon as possible so that your injuries may be identified and related to the bicycle accident. Take photographs of any obvious injuries and establish a personal injury journal to track how your injuries and symptoms influence your quality of life on a regular basis.
Making a social media post
Friends and relatives will understandably be worried about you after learning that you were gravely injured in a bicycle accident. They could message you on social media to check up on you. You should be very cautious about posting anything on social media about your accident or injuries, as these words might be used against you later.
You should also refrain from publishing anything that makes you appear healthier or happier than you are. Even if you want to put on a brave face for your friends and family, keep in mind that doing so may allow the at-fault party to say you weren’t as seriously injured as you claim, and therefore you don’t get the full amount of compensation you’re seeking.
Failure to seek legal advice
Without contacting an attorney, it is often hard to fully comprehend the potential worth of your case. Your lawyer can clarify your rights and alternatives and assist you in remaining firm until the at-fault party makes a reasonable settlement offer. For a free consultation regarding your bicycle accident injury case, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.