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Don’t Jeopardize Your Motorcycle Injury Case

December 1, 2019
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You may have recently sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash. If you are thinking about seeking compensation by filing a personal injury claim, you need to understand the potential threats and know how to carefully mitigate them to prevent jeopardizing your case. After all, you don’t want to lose your case because of a technicality, personal attacks, or other avoidable actions.

Social Media

Don’t Jeopardize Your Motorcycle Injury CaseMaybe one of the strongest threats to any case is social media, which can have an insidious impact. When pursuing a motorcycle injury case, you’ll find yourself on the wrong end of negative insinuations. People will assume you are a risk-taker, that you were acting irresponsibly, and that you didn’t take necessary safety measures if you post questionable social media content. Even if liability undoubtedly lies with the other party, these sorts of attacks can have a negative impact on your case and can potentially end your claim altogether. Delete any tweets, videos, or other posts that may reflect poorly on you as soon as you can. 

Casual Conversations

Talking to friends and family can present similar risks as posting to social media. However, you have even less control. Don’t discuss the details with your case, or anything remotely related to it, until after the case has come to a close. If you feel you must tell a close friend or relative something, seek advice from a professional beforehand. You want to make sure you are as safe as possible.

Lack of Professional Help

There are many different technicalities and minute details involved with any personal injury case. If you aren’t experienced with the legal system, you will need an expert on your side to help guide you during the process. The first thing you should do is contact a qualified New Mexico personal injury lawyer. Your attorney can fight for your rights and help you navigate the complexities of the legal system.

Insufficient Evidence

Make sure you get everything in writing. Attend every physician appointment and physical therapy session. Follow up with the responders, police officers, and others at the scene. Document whatever you can in writing, on tape, or recorded in some form. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case will be.

By avoiding these threats from the beginning, you’ll be better able to achieve a favorable outcome from your motorcycle injury case, whether it ends with a negotiation or at trial. 

New Mexico Motorcycle Accidents

Sadly, many motorcyclists sustain serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle fatalities are the highest they have been since 2008. More than 5,000 people were killed in motorcycle collisions in 2016.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation with the help of a New Mexico motorcycle crash attorney. Will Ferguson & Associates has the experience necessary to increase your chances of a successful claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact us today at (505) 243-5566.

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