Were you severely injured on a scooter and have questions about how to win your moped claim? Read this blog, then contact our attorneys now.
Choosing an Attorney
If you were involved in an accident that involved a scooter or a moped, you’re probably wondering how you can select the best attorney possible to help you with your situation. Sometimes that can be difficult because there are a lot of attorneys out there to choose from. First off, you want to talk to someone and pick someone who has experience handling accident just like yours. You’re also going to want to pick somebody who you feel most comfortable with because if you were involved in an accident, they’re going to be helping you through one of the most personal times in your life. Feel free to reach out to our office so that we can see what we can do to help you with your scooter or moped accident.
Common Mistakes To Avoid
A common question that people ask when they reach out to us is what they might do that could inadvertently harm their scooter or moped accident case in Virginia. That’s a great question to ask because you never want to do something that’s going to cause more harm than good. One of the most common things that people do that can hurt their scooter or moped accident is not seeking medical treatment right away. Insurance companies are looking for reasons to not have to pay you.
One of the most common reasons is a large gap in your treatment. You want to make sure that you don’t have any gaps in between your accident and you seeking medical treatment. The larger the gap, the more difficult it is to determine causation between the accident and your injuries. Make sure that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you don’t make a common mistake like that in your case.
If you were involved in a scooter or moped accident in Virginia, dealing with an insurance company can be tough. When you get to the point when it’s time to start the negotiation process, an insurance company is probably going to make you an offer that is seems unreasonable. It’s going to seem that way because it probably is unreasonable. When going through a negotiation process, it’s very much like building a house. An insurance company is going to build the floor.
They’re going to make you an offer that’s bare bones at the bottom, and there’s probably more room for them to go up. Your attorney is going to counter that offer with something that’s extremely high, which you could think of as the ceiling. This offer is going to be too high for an insurance company. Ideally, a final sum will be reached that’s closer to the ceiling than the floor.
When you’re negotiating, the thing that you need to keep in mind is that when there’s an initial offer and there’s a counteroffer, you can go back and forth to get to a point that’s going to be fair and reasonable for you and your accident. Make sure that you reach out to an attorney and never accept that first offer. More than likely, there’s room to grow.
Were you or a loved one severely injured on a moped in Virginia and have questions about how to win your moped claim? Contact our experienced Virginia moped accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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