How to Ensure that Your Settlement isn’t Derailed
There is so much on your mind after getting into a motorcycle crash here in Texas that it’s hard to keep track of what you have to do and what you shouldn’t be doing. Because we work as motorcycle crash lawyers serving the Dallas area, we want to make sure it’s as simple as possible for you. Let us take the stress off your plate, while you focus on healing.
When it comes down to it, there’s one major issue that a lot of accident victims mess up on. It’s a simple one to avoid, but you have to be aware of it before you get in a wreck.
After Your Texas Motorcycle Crash Make Sure You Don’t…
… give more information to the insurance companies than necessary.
It seems like a simple concept, but these companies are not on your side. Their goal is to minimize the payout, hope you take a quick settlement, and then keep collecting premiums. Here’s how this might look.
You’re in a wreck where you’re pretty banged up. Maybe even a broken bone or two. The at-fault driver’s insurance company calls you, and rattles through their disclosures. One of those is that you’re on a recorded line.
As they ask what happens, they slip in a little sneaky. It sounds like small talk, but the representative asks how you’re doing. If you mention anything along the lines of “I’m not too bad.” Or “Could be worse” or even “I’m fine.” They will use this against you later.
At the time of the accident, you have a ton of adrenaline going through your body. That adrenaline numbs the pain, and it makes serious injuries seem a whole lot less serious. But as the adrenaline wears off, you’re going to start noticing just how severe your injuries are.
If you have told the insurance company that you’re fine, but before anything is settled, you try to make a bigger claim, it will come back to bite you; they will use your own words to minimize the claim.
After you have been in a Texas motorcycle crash, don’t give any information to the insurance companies that isn’t absolutely necessary. Really, you should just tell them that you’re working with Herbert Law Group to ensure proper settlement.
Other Ways to Help Your Motorcycle Crash Settlement
There are a few other points that you should pay attention to after your motorcycle wreck. Of course, if you’re being taken to the hospital by ambulance, many of these might not be feasible.
- Before riding, make sure you have at least one camera going.
- After the wreck, get contact information and statements from any witnesses.
- Take pictures of the wreck area. You may want to do a video and explain what happened from your vantage point.
- Don’t diminish the severity of the wreck, or admit any fault.
- Have Herbert Law Group on speed dial.
Come to Herbert Law Group for Support
Here at Herbert Law Group, we see a lot of Texas motorcycle wrecks. We know how to deal with the insurance companies, and we know what to watch out for when they try to pull a sneaky on us.
If you have been in a wreck on your bike, then we should talk.
Give us a call at 214-414-3808, or fill out the contact form on our site and we’ll reach out to you for your free, no obligation, get-to-know-you call.