No one thinks that they are going to get injured, but injuries can very easily happen. Below are some tips that you can use when you have been injured in a non-fault bike accident and are thinking about making a mountain bike accident claim.
See the doctor immediately
If you wait too long to get medical treatment, this may harm your case in a number of ways. First of all, the company or party you’re claiming against may say that the injury has been caused by something else other than your accident.
Secondly if you leave it too long the doctor will not see the full extent of your injuries as some may have started to heal by the time you visit. Finally the party you’re claiming against may say that you weren’t actually injured and you just visited your doctor to intensify your compensation claim.
To avoid these things go to the doctor right after the accident happened; your recovery time might be reduced if you get medical advice earlier.
Take pictures of your injuries and the scene of the accident
If you are able to show the destruction that happened, this could help your case in the event of a mountain bike accident claim. If your bicycle is damaged, an insurance company may more likely believe that your body was also damaged by your accident. In addition, taking some pictures of your injuries can help to strengthen your claim.
Get statements from expert witnesses for your mountain bike accident claim
If you have at least one qualified and experienced doctor explaining the diagnosis that you have because of your injuries, it’s going to be a lot more difficult for an insurance company to claim that your injury is fake.
Have a diary for your mountain bike accident claim
Write down every day what you’re feeling and how your injury is impacting your life. This is going to help you with proving that your injury is real as well as proving the compensation amount that you deserve to get for it.
Do not hesitate to tell family and friends about the impact of your injury on your life, since they might have to be a witness for you if your case goes to court.
Keep records of treatment for your mountain bike accident claim
People that are really in a lot of pain often are going to get help for their injuries. They want to treat their painful condition and do everything that they can to decrease the pain that they are feeling. If you prove that you have taken the steps that are needed to get the treatment for your injuries, this is going to legitimise your claim through showing that you are doing everything you can to help yourself recover from your injuries.
The final thing you should do is get a solicitor. If you need help with that, give us Accident Advice Helpline call. We are the claim experts and we are proud to be one of the top law firms in the UK. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to connect with a member of our team today.
Date Published: 23rd February 2013
Category: Bike accident claims