If you were injured while riding a bike due to being struck by a vehicle, you need to make sure your rights are protected. You have the right to seek compensation, but you need to make sure you follow the correct procedures when doing so. Avoiding case-ruining mistakes after a bike crash will be a top priority. Contact Murray Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation and learn how our attorneys can help.
Avoiding Case-Ruining Mistakes After a Bike Crash | Dealing with Insurance Companies
Your biggest adversary is going to be the insurance company. They are not interested in your well-being or getting you back to fighting shape. They are most concerned with their bottom line. Because of that, they will take any opportunity they can get to either make you seem at fault for your accident or claim that you aren’t as injured as you say you are. Not going to see the doctor in a timely manner will only help the insurance company when they say you’re not really hurt.
Avoiding Case-Ruining Mistakes After a Bike Crash | Recorded Statements
Another thing to be aware of with insurance companies doing all they can to throw out your claim is when they try to call you after the accident and get a statement from you. They are trained to ask you loaded questions. They will lead you into saying something that you might think is innocuous but ends up being detrimental to your case. In order to avoid saying something that will end your claim, don’t say anything to them at all. Don’t answer their questions or willingly give them a statement without having an attorney present. An experienced attorney should give them a statement on your behalf. We know what to say to avoid putting you in a position to lose a claim.
Avoiding Case-Ruining Mistakes After a Bike Crash | Statute of Limitations
A big mistake happens when people find out about the statute of limitations. In Oklahoma, you have two years after your bicycle accident to file a claim. We have had clients call us a week before this two year limitation runs out and we are unable to help them. While you technically have two years, you do not want to wait. Calling an attorney as soon as possible will only help you to build a stronger case against the insurance company.
If you are looking for a skilled Stillwater bicycle accident lawyer, please call our office today to schedule your free consultation.