Were you in a bicycle accident in Arizona and have questions? Check out these 5 bicycle accident questions frequently asked and call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
1. How do I pick the best attorney for my bicycle accident claim?
If you’re in the state of Arizona and you’ve been injured in a bicycle crash, you may be trying to figure out how to hire the right attorney for your case. You want to look at an attorney who has experience handling bicycle crashes, understands the complexity of it, and is able to deal with those issues against the insurance companies. You want somebody who focuses their practice on personal injury, including bicycle crashes because you have to have a knowledge of all the laws that deal with that. You can’t do that if you’re dabbling with it.
Also, I recommend that you look at getting a trial attorney. You want to let the insurance companies know that, if this matter can’t get settled fairly for a fair value, we’re willing to take the case to trial to get what is far. If you have a trial attorney involved early on, you can prepare the case as if you’re going to trial and let them know that you’re not afraid to do that.
2. How much will it cost to hire an attorney?
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle crash in the state of Arizona, you probably have a lot of questions. One of them may be about how affordable an attorney is for your case. The good news for you is if you hire us, there is no fee upfront. As we progress through the case, we’re covering all of the costs, whether we settle it at a settlement stage, go to litigation, or all the way through a trial. You don’t pay anything until we get a fair resolution of your claim.
3. What mistakes should I avoid after a bicycle accident?
In handling a lot of bicycle crashes, we see people make similar mistakes on a regular basis. Some of those mistakes include giving a recorded statement to the other party insurance company. We see people that don’t go to the doctor and get the medical treatment they need. We see people that don’t follow their doctor’s recommendations once they’ve been to the doctor. They don’t do everything the doctor asks them to do to get better. One of the issues that we see is they don’t hire an attorney in a timely fashion. They let some of this evidence get away from them before they hire an attorney. It is hard to get that information later.
We see people that hire the wrong attorneys. It’s so important to hire the right attorney, somebody who’s handled bicycle crashes successfully, somebody who deals with that on a regular basis, and somebody who’s a trial lawyer that can take the case as far as it needs to go to get a fair resolution for your case.
4. Should I speak with insurance companies after a bicycle accident?
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle crash in the state of Arizona, you’ll get a call from an insurance adjuster wanting to take a recorded statement. I’m asked all the time if somebody has to give that recorded statement. I generally recommend that you not give a recorded statement to an insurance company until you’ve had the opportunity to talk to or meet with an attorney. The insurance adjusters are trained to get information and get answers that help their case while hurting yours. For that reason, I recommend that you not give the statement.
5. Will my bicycle accident case go to trial?
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle crash in the state of Arizona, you’re probably wondering if you will have to go to trial. That’s hard to tell at the beginning of a case. We will do everything we can to get a fair offer from the insurance company. As long as they participate and will give us a fair offer that fully resolves the claim, we can get the case resolved in settlement. Most of the cases do get resolved through settlement. If they’re being unreasonable and won’t make an offer that makes sense, a case may have to go to trial. If it does, one of the things about our firm is we’re trial attorneys. We’re prepared to go to trial, and we will have your case prepared for that.
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