Personal Injury: Motorcycle & Auto Accidents

If you have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident, there are ten simple steps to protect you from being victimized by standard car insurance defense tactics:

  1. Call the police. Without a police report, the other driver may change their version of the events.
  2. Get the driver’s information at the scene, and verify that they have insurance.
  3. Request prompt medical attention at the scene. It is important to have medical documentation of your initial injury and complaints.
  4. Follow up with a qualified medical professional. Most car accident victims suffer orthopedic injuries, so seek the services of an orthopedic surgeon. Your family doctor is typically not qualified to treat auto accident injuries.
  5. Take pictures of both your car and the other driver’s car in order to preserve images of the vehicles involved in the car accident.
  6. If there were witnesses to the motor vehicle accident, get a business card or an e-mail address from them immediately.
  7. If you are contacted by the insurance company, give them the basic information about the motor vehicle accident, but do not give a recorded statement. Insurance companies try to trick injured people and suggest that they are not injured.
  8. Open a file and keep all of your documentation, including medical bills, in a file.
  9. Take a photograph of the scene of the accident in order to preserve that evidence.
  10. Contact the attorneys of Missouri’s Meehan Law Firm.

Insurance companies evaluate injuries to motorcycle and automobile accident victims based on sophisticated computer programs that analyze the type and amount of necessary medical treatment. Therefore, it is important to get the appropriate treatment from a qualified medical professional. Injuries often go undiagnosed because individuals go to the wrong type of physician.

Preserving medical evidence and obtaining the correct diagnosis and treatment of your injury is key to maximizing the potential settlement value of your case. The lawyers of Meehan Law Firm are experienced in dealing with all types of insurance companies, and we have medical experts available to help present your case to the insurance company.