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A few years ago, I was in a pretty serious car accident. During the aftermath, I became really familiar with a lot of different types of lawyers. I worked with personal injury lawyers, insurance lawyers, and many others. Perhaps the most important, though, was the estate planning lawyer. I was really young, and neither my wife or I had thought about starting a will. But the accident kind of scared us into it. What would happen if one of us were to die? Even when still in the hospital, I was working with the lawyer to draw up a will. Now, I have some peace and security about what the future will be like if something should happen to me. And I have a lot of experience working with various types of lawyers! The accident was kind of a blessing in disguise in that way.

Do You Wish To Receive Maximum Compensation For Your Motorcycle Accident Damages? 4 Workable Ideas

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Motorcycle accidents carry a high risk of permanent disability, especially when riding without quality protective gear. So, in addition to exercising caution on the road, you should seek instant treatment for injuries sustained in an accident. Timely medical care keeps you away from life-threatening conditions. Besides that, a doctor's medical report enables you and your lawyer to substantiate your claim. 

But even with medical evidence, the insurance company may be hesitant to compensate you for one reason or another. Because of that, you should prepare adequately for this legal battle by taking the following measures:

Keep Your Damaged Bike, Helmet, and Clothes in a Safe Place

One strategy to maximize your gains from the claim is by ensuring that you have sufficient evidence to show the damages incurred from the accident. For instance, you should resist the urge to repair your bike since it can serve as evidence. Also, keep your helmet and the clothes you were wearing during the accident in the same condition. These items will counter any allegations the at-fault party might put forward against your claim. 

Wait Until You Reach Maximum Medical Improvement to Settle

Some injuries are identifiable immediately after an accident. That makes it easy for doctors to determine the services you require to recover. Unfortunately, an internal injury can manifest after several days, weeks, or months. For this reason, it is advisable to wait until you reach maximum medical improvement before accepting any settlement offer. That way, you'll be sure that the settlement you receive will cater to all your current and future medical costs. If you accept an offer too early, you'll have to foot the medical bills should other health complications emerge.

Let Your Lawyer Handle the Insurer and their Agents

The insurance company can allege that you participated in the accident to lower your claim. Besides that, they'll ask you contradicting questions in a bid to make you give implicating statements. For this reason, it is not advisable to deal with the insurance company even if they seem polite and helpful. Instead, refer them to your lawyer. They will know how to answer the questions without comprising the outcome of your claim.

A good payment will enable you to get quality treatment and continue living a comfortable life until you recover. That is why you need to follow the guidelines highlighted above. But, most importantly, hire a personal injury lawyer from a firm like the Law Office Of Timothy M. O'Donovan to guide and represent you in this legal battle. 


24 March 2022