- August 10, 2011
- In orange County Personal Injury
If liability in your bicycle accident case clearly rests with the insured person who caused the injury, the insurance company will try to settle your claim. They will generally only dispute your bicycle accident injury claim if one of the following is true:
* The insurance company contends that their insured was not at fault in your bicycle accident. They could believe that you caused the accident, or that the accident was caused by some other third party.
* The insurance company contends that you were not injured in the bicycle accident, or that you were not injured as badly as you claim. This includes cases in which the insurance company believes that you or your witnesses have lied about or exaggerated the nature and extent of your bicycle accident injuries.
* The insurance company contends that you or your witnesses have lied about how the bicycle accident occurred.
How Can I Convince the Insurance Company That My Bicycle Accident Injury Claim Is Valid?
The most important thing you can do to convince the insurance company of the validity of your bicycle accident injury claim is to follow your doctor’s medical advice and try to recover as quickly as possible. This means keeping all of your medical appointments, taking medication as prescribed, and following any physical therapy plan your doctor has recommended.
You can also help convince the insurance company that your bicycle accident injury claim is valid by documenting your injuries with medical reports, medical bills, and information your lost wages. Do not exaggerate your injuries. An insurance company is more likely to settle your case if your records support the bicycle accident injuries you are alleging.
Your bicycle accident lawyer will be able to advise you on what you need to do to increase your chances of settling your bicycle accident personal injury claim. Keep in frequent contact with him or her, and cooperate with his or her staff.
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