• Don't discuss your accident or injuries
with anyone, except your doctor and your assigned Property Damage Adjustor. Most importantly, don't give any written
or recorded statements to anyone, especially representatives from the insurance company.
speak to your assigned Property Damage Adjustor for the insurance company regarding your motorcycle damage, car rental, storage,
and towing costs. If they have not already done so, they will be contacting you in the next few days to arrange for
the inspection of your motorcycle.
However, only speak with them regarding your property damage claim. Do not give a
written or recorded statement to anyone. If your motorcycle has been towed and is being stored, lower the amount of your damages
by calling the storage yard to "release" your it to the insurance company, or move it to a "fee free"
Do follow your doctor's advice. Only by following your doctor's advice can you hope to fully recover from
your injuries. Make sure you tell your doctor everything about your injuries. Do not exaggerate, but at the same time do not
understate the extent of your pain or injuries. Keep in mind that your doctor or nurse will write down in your medical chart
everything you tell them regarding your complaints and injuries. If you do not tell them about all your injuries, they will
not be noted in your medical records. This could present a problem if you or your attorney needs to verify a particular injury
and you did not tell your doctor of all your symptoms.
• Do keep all your doctor's appointments. Any missed appointments may be considered
a "gap in treatment," which could reduce the value of your case.
• Don't sign anything. Insurance companies sometimes offer a quick settlement
and request that you sign a General Release giving up your right to seek compensation in the future. We recommend that you
consult with a Motorcycle Accident Attorney for advice before signing any document that might affect your rights.
• Do contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney immediately
if the insurance company treats you unfairly. For example:
1. The insurance company does not return calls within a reasonable period of time.
2. The insurance company has not inspected your motorcycle.
3. The insurance company has failed to pay for your motorcycle
repairs, rental expenses, aftermarket parts or other damaged personal property; or
4. Your health insurance company has not paid all of your medical bills.
• Do keep track of
medical bills and other expenses. Please keep detailed and accurate records of all your accident related expenses,
including bills for doctors, hospitals, ambulance transportation, physical therapy, prescriptions, nursing, and household
expenses. Also keep track of what you spend on taxi fares, rental cars, estimates of repair, and any other bills connected
with your case. Save all bills and ask for receipts. Each bill may help to increase the value of your case.
Do make sure your health insurance pays for all your medical bills.: Even though someone else may be at fault for
your accident, you are still personally responsible for the payment of all of your medical bills until your case is settled
or resolved. As such, if you have health insurance, be sure to submit all of your medical bills to your health insurance company
for payment. If necessary, consult with your doctors or healthcare providers to confirm that they have sent all your medical
bills to your health insurance company. Any delay in doing so may affect coverage for the bills and render you personally
responsible for paying them.
If you don't have health insurance:
If you do not have private or public
health insurance, please contact a customer service representative at your hospital or doctor's office to see if you are eligible
for various Federal, State, or private programs that are available to the public to assist in the paying of hospital charges.
At The Pinizzotto Law Firm, we can also refer you to a doctor or medical specialist.
• Do obtain and preserve the following documents and
of you showing any visible injuries;
2. Photographs of damage to your motorcycle;
3. Your motorcycle repair estimate showing your deductible;
4. Your health Insurance card (front and back);
5. Your motorcycle liability insurance declaration page;
6. The names, addresses
and phone numbers of any witnesses;
7. All medical, emergency
room, hospital and ambulance bills;
8. Any collection or late notices related to your case.
Call now to have a Motorcycle
Accident Lawyer review your case: 732-244-0500.