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What should I do after being injured in a motorcycle accident?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash in the state of Arizona, the first thing you should do is make sure you take care of your medical treatment. Your main job should be to get yourself as healthy as you can, as quickly as you can, and get as close to how you were prior to the crash. The other thing you want to do is make sure that any of the evidence from the scene is preserved. Take photographs of the scene, the vehicles, the motorcycle, and everything around the scene. One of the other things that become important in that same vein is hiring an attorney quickly to help preserve the evidence. Make sure that witnesses don’t disappear without getting some information about them and the electronic data doesn’t go away. The final thing is making sure you hire the right attorney, somebody who’s experienced in motorcycle crashes, deals with that as a regular part of their practice, and is a trial lawyer who has the ability to get a fair resolution.
Mistakes to Avoid
The insurance company that represents the driver who hit you is going to try to throw out your case or reduce the amount of compensation they owe you. They have tactics that they will use to do this. If you were to have waited for medical attention or avoided treatment, they will claim that you could not possibly need compensation because your injuries were never treated.
The insurance company will also try to reach out to you to get a recorded statement. They are going to seem very friendly, supportive, and helpful on the phone but be warned that they are not looking out for your best interest. They will ask you questions that are going to force you to answer in an unfavorable way and they are so tricky with it that you might not know that you are ruining your case with everything you say. Even if you had no part in causing the accident, they will try their hardest to make it seem like you did so that they owe you less compensation or they can throw out your case altogether.
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