Check out this video to learn about the common mistakes to avoid after a bicycle accident case in Florida. Then call Norden Leacox for a legal consultation.
What are some common mistakes that people make during a bicycle accident case?
One of the most important topics that I discuss frequently with clients is the mistakes that others have made in the past regarding bicycle accident claims here in Orlando. There are numerous mistakes that are made. Probably the largest one is that they fail to seek medical treatment when they’re injured. By waiting to seek medical treatment or not seeking it at all, they let the problem fester. It also prevents them from getting the medical treatment they need to improve.
The number two mistake is they talk to the insurance company and give a recorded statement before speaking with a lawyer. That is a huge mistake, as the insurance company is not your friend. They are not there to protect you. They are there to protect their insured. They’re there to protect their money and their bottom line.
The third mistake I see frequently is that they fail to contact a lawyer at all and try to resolve the matter themselves. Again, the insurance companies are extremely experienced in negotiating these claims. Their job is to settle these cases for the least amount of money possible. Most people don’t deal with insurance companies on a daily basis. They don’t negotiate with them. They haven’t seen hundreds or thousands of cases to know the true value of these cases. That’s why it’s extremely important to hire a knowledgeable, educated, and experienced trial attorney— someone that has evaluated these cases for years and can fight the insurance companies because they know the true value of the claims. We are here to help. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, please contact us.