Ensuring A Successful Claim: What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
In the aftermath of a crash, you are likely to feel confused and unsure of what to do. But right after the incident, even at the scene itself, factors will crop up that can make or break your compensation claim later on.
Get Medical Attention
Many motorcycle riders don’t feel the pain right away as adrenalin rushes through the body during a crash, masking the immediate pain. For the sake of your health as well as your claim, you must let a medical professional check the true extent of your injuries.
Report the Accident
As soon as you can, call the police and make an accident report. This document can be an important piece of evidence in your claim, so make sure to get a copy or at least take note of the report number. Notify your insurance company of the accident immediately. Make sure you document this notification. If you fail to alert your insurance company of the accident, it may have grounds to deny any accident claims you file. Do not make any statements without first consulting your personal injury lawyer in Cyprus.
Take photos of the accident scene, the damage to your motorcycle, and your injuries. If you can, talk to people in the area who may have witnessed the crash and take their contact details. In the days that follow, remember to keep any related documentation such as medical records, hospital bills, pharmacy receipts, and motorcycle repair bills.
Making Comments and Statements
Do not discuss the accident with anyone except the police officer investigating the scene. Do not admit liability. Any statement you make could be used against you later, so you want to make sure you stick to the facts and let the investigation determine who is at fault. Ask the investigating officer to provide you with his or her business card and the incident number so that you can obtain a copy of the accident report.
Contact an Attorney
Before giving out any statement or signing anything, it’s crucial to have a lawyer on your side to guide you. Many accident victims make costly mistakes such as settling for early insurance offers or signing away their right to sue. An experienced accident lawyer should protect your rights and advise you on your best legal options.
Getting Help for your Motorcycle Accident Compensation
In this area of the law we work with clients that have suffered injuries due to motorcycle accidents with the sole purpose of safeguarding their rights and claim on their behalf the maximum attainable compensation. We have assisted many victims of road traffic accidents to get the compensation they deserve. Our office has secured for many road traffic accident victims fair compensation for their continued medical care, the loss of their income and the pain and suffering they have endured due to the negligence of others.
Call us today at our law office in Nicosia at +357 22 020130 or email us for a free assessment of your road traffic accident case. If you are unable to visit us at our office we may arrange for a home or hospital visit.
Our law office is in Nicosia and we take on cases and appear before all district Courts in all cities of Cyprus.
We do not charge for the initial consultation. The decision of whether you wish to proceed is entirely yours. We will advise as to the merits of your case, the chances of success and the amount you may expect as compensation. We offer no win no fee funding agreements which means there is no financial risk to you.