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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS – WHAT’S NEXT
The small steps you take immediately after a motorcycle accident can make a big difference in your personal injury case. You must be prepared in the event of a motorcycle accident. Here are some essential steps you would be well advised to take if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident: More on this webpage
Contact the authorities if you or someone else has been injured in an accident. Remember, it is illegal to leave the scene without exchanging information and contacting the authorities. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, make sure that the authorities are contacted, a report is made, and that your account of the incident gets into the police report.
In the chaos following the accident, you may be in shock, and getting all the information may not be possible. The first step is to ensure you are safe and receive the necessary medical attention. If possible, it will be in your best interest to carefully collect the following information:
The other driver’s insurance information, driver’s license details, name, address, policy number, and license plate number
Contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash
Exact location and time of the crash
A written description of each car involved, including year, make, model, and color collecting
Evidence from the Scene
The more details and evidence you have from the accident scene, the better your chances of receiving the compensation you need. If you do not have a camera with you, you may be able to use your phone to take photos. Remember to photograph the crash site, the damage to the vehicles involved, the positioning of the vehicles, and any injuries you may have suffered.
File an Accident report unless there is a serious injury; it is common for police officers not to respond to an accident. Motorcycle riders would be well advised to file a state vehicle accident report in such cases. This can be done at a local police station. This report can help speed the claim process and document the crash’s details.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
There are several reasons you must seek immediate medical care.
First and foremost, obtaining early diagnosis and treatment will increase your chances of full recovery. Secondly, if you choose to file an injury claim in the future but fail to seek medical attention, it will take away from the credibility of your claim. Your medical records can also indicate the extent of your physical injuries and the type of treatment you sought after the accident.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The next step in the process will involve contacting the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with because most insurance companies aim to reduce the value of your injury claim. If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, it would be in your best interest to refrain from talking with an insurance adjuster or lawyers for other parties. Instead, speak first to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who will fight for your rights and look out for your best interests. Please do not sign agreements or grant anyone other than your attorney access to your medical records. These are actions that may prove fatal to your injury claim.
Suppose you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident. In that case, our law firm’s skilled motorcycle accident lawyers can help you better understand your legal rights and options. We will put our knowledge, skills, and resources to work for you and help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.