3 Things to Avoid After a Motorcycle Accident in West Virginia
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in West Virginia, there are three things you shouldn’t do:
- Don’t give the insurance company a recorded statement.
- Don’t give the insurance company a signed release that allows them to obtain your medical records.
- Don’t let the insurance company trick you with your settlement.
Let me tell you what I mean by each of those.
Number one, you don’t want to give a recorded statement to the insurance company because their goal is to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. And what they’ll try to do is trick you into saying something that will be harmful to your case. So don’t fall into their trap.
Number two, they’ll send you a document and say, “We just need to get your medical records and bills so that we can pay you for your motorcycle accident.”
But if you’re not careful, that form will allow them to get every medical record you’ve ever had in your entire life. That will allow them to peer into your medical history for issues that may not even be related to the injuries you sustained from this motorcycle accident.
So, never sign that kind of document. It’s intrusive and unfair.
And finally, when they make you an offer to settle your case, that’s not going to be what it appears to be. Let me explain: If they offer you $5,000 to settle your case, they may take $4,000 of that to pay your medical bills, leaving you with only $1,000 for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced.
Make sure you know the amount that will be attributed to the medical bills and the amount that will be attributed to your pain and suffering.
I hope this has been helpful.