After a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous due to the rider’s lack of protection as compared to an auto driver. Many motorcycle accidents can result in the death or serious injury of the rider. Wearing a helmet is extremely important because most injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents result from head trauma.

Road accidents, including motorcycle accidents usually occur because someone was negligent. Motorcycle riders are particularly susceptible to being missed by other drivers because of the small size of the bikes. There are different laws regarding motorcycle accidents than auto versus auto accidents, so if you are involved in an accident involving a motorcycle, it is almost always a good idea to consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who specific experience dealing with motorcycle accident injury cases. A specifically experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can properly give legal advice to each person involved in the accident, as well as make sure that each person's rights are protected.

It can be very complicated to figure out what exactly happened during a motorcycle accident because so many factors could play their part in contributing to the existence or non-existence of any motorcycle involved accident. One individual person or family doesn’t usually have access to the right resources, like a specifically experienced motorcycle accident injury lawyer, to do the needed investigation of their specific motorcycle accident to make the legal determination of who is actually liable among the various parties involved. Even in rare instances when one individual has the needed resources to do a thorough motorcycle accident injury investigation, an experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney possesses the specific knowledge of motorcycle accident injury law to be effective and successfully get the individual the recovery and benefits that the law allows.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, please remember to keep calm. Please remember to assemble and gather all the necessary potential evidence and information that seems important in any way. Please remember to take notes about the details if possible to help record all the information that your attorney is going to really need.

  1. Try and get all other driver's relevant information such as their name, address, insurance information, license number and all phone numbers.

  2. Try to write down the phone numbers, nicknames and actual names of any person who might have seen what happened in the accident.

  3. Please, if possible take pictures of the accident scene, the other vehicle, you bike, and also get pictures of your scratches, scrapes, bruises, and any other visible signs of your injuries.

  4. Until the investigating law enforcement officer or officers arrive, try and protect the scene of the accident and make sure any evidence is gathered up.

  5. Call the relevant local police authorities and call your insurance policy carrier right away. Always be polite, keep calm and cooperate with the investigating law enforcement officer or officers.

Please know that you are NOT REQUIRED to record, sign or give any statement of any kind to any other driver's insurance carrier or there representatives. Refer any of them to US or your chosen attorney.

Are you in Corpus Christi? Were you injured in a Motorcycle accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 361.444.1111, local if you’re in Corpus Christi.

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The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Our Corpus Christi telephones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 361.444.1111.


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