4 Strategies to Help Strengthen My Motorcycle Accident Case
Accidents are commonplace on Nevada’s roads; but for bikers, these frequent occurrences are far more likely to result in life-altering injuries. Save for a helmet and a jacket, riders usually have little protection against crash forces, so even a minor wreck can have major ramifications.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle wreck, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury claim to get compensation for the losses you’ve incurred. In this article, we look at a few steps you can take to help mitigate disputes:
1. Visit the Doctor
If you were able to pick yourself up after the wreck, you could be forgiven for thinking a medical assessment is unnecessary. However, failing to seek treatment after an accident is a serious mistake that could not only affect your health, but could also cost you a fair settlement.
When you visit the doctor, he or she will usually create detailed medical records documenting your injuries, treatments, and other aspects of your recovery. These records will not only help demonstrate the severity of your condition and the healthcare costs you’ve incurred, but can also connect your injuries to the wreck. Additionally, these documents can show the insurer that you took sufficient measures to mitigate your losses and that you’re taking your recovery seriously.
2. Lay Low on Social Media
After a wreck, the digital space may be one of the first places you turn. On social media, it’s easy to connect with friends and family to recount the harrowing events of the crash, seek emotional support, and ask for advice. However, anything you post online could be used to discredit your claim, so it’s important to think carefully about what you share. In most cases, it’s best to disable your social media profiles for the duration of proceedings.
3. Gather Evidence
A strong case is almost built on a foundation of compelling evidence. Unfortunately, some of the most important proof for your case could be time-sensitive, leaving you with just a short window to gather what you need to support many aspects of your case.
With that in mind, you should take steps to obtain proof immediately after the accident—even if you have to ask someone else to do so on your behalf. Photos from the scene, eyewitness statements, surveillance camera footage, dashcam videos, and many other types of proof could all play an important role in your case.
4. Track Your Damages
In a personal injury claim, you will only receive compensation for the losses that you are able to prove. As such, any receipts, invoices, and estimates for your accident-related expenses will likely play an important part in your claim. You should save such documents in a safe place so that they’re ready to share with your attorney during the initial consultation.
Speak to a Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Were you hurt while riding your bike? You may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
At Maier Gutierrez & Associates, we can help you gather the proof you might need to support your claim. We can also provide tenacious representation throughout proceedings, fighting tirelessly to help you secure a favorable outcome. Dial 702-629-7900 or head over to our contact form HERE to request a free case evaluation with a Nevada motorcycle accident attorney.