Motorcycle Accidents

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

The first 24 hours after a motorcycle accident can be crucial to your case.

We hope you'll never have to worry about what happens after a motorcycle accident and enjoy years of safety riding your bike on the road. It isalso important that you take certain steps to protect yourself incase you are ever involved in an accident.

1. First, the most important thing to do after a motorcycle accident is to call the police and seek medical attention. Medical professionals should evaluate your condition and treat you immediately after the accident.

2. Second, get the names, detailed contact information, driver's license numbers, insurance information and vehicle descriptions, (such as:color, make, model, license plate number, VIN number) from all the drivers involved in the accident. If you are unable to do this, ask someone to do this for you.

3. Third, after the accident, look for any witnesses who were on foot or in other vehicles and get detailed contact information from them. The type of information that should be collected from the witnesses includes: their names, addresses, phone numbers, employers’ names, work numbers, and email addresses. Again, if you are unable to do this, ask someone to help you. You can even ask police officers or emergency personnel on scene.

4. Fourth, talk to a lawyer who focuses on motorcycle accident cases as soon as possible. Our Law Firm has been protecting Riders since 1992. The sooner you do, the easier it will be to preserve the facts of the case. A good lawyer will respond immediately by visiting the scene, interviewing witnesses, and taking photographs. This will preserve any evidence related to what happened. It is important to record the details of the accident while they are fresh in everyone's minds.

5. Fifth, help protect yourself after the accident by refraining from talking to anyone other than law enforcement officers about the case until you have consultedwith your lawyer. This includes refraining from anyone that shows up at your door or hospital – uninvited, such as chiropractors, lawyers or body-shop reps, the opposing insurance company or even your insurance company.

When you do speak to law enforcement officers, it is important that you stick to the facts. You are not required by law to give a statement to any insurance company, whether it's another driver's insurance company or your own. When insurance companies talk to the parties involved, they are seeking any information that will help reduce the amount of money they will have to reimburse the victims for. Although insurance is essentialto your protection, insurance companies are not in the business of shelling out money for damages rather they focus on reducing their payments to those that have been affected.
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