What To Do Following a Motorcycle Collision

Motorcycle accidents can be deadly and leave the rider severely injured or permanently impaired. Many times collisions are due to motorist negligence and can be preventable. Simple safety precautions by drivers like looking twice before merging can not only prevent accidents but save lives as well. If you have been involved in a motorcycle collision that was not your fault, there are several things you need to do right away to make sure you help your future case.

 

  1. If you are injured in the accident, always call 9-1-1 and request medical assistance. If you do not request medical assistance and go to the doctor later, it could be harder to prove the extent of your injuries and receive compensation. It may seem like your injuries were minor and not severe.
  2. Never admit fault after the collision. Collisions happen very quickly and it can be difficult to recall all the events leading up the collision. A police officer will be able to assign blame at the scene.
  3. You need an attorney to help determine the best course of action after an accident. So, call a personal injury attorney as soon after the accident as you can. This will allow them to preserve evidence and even visit the scene as soon after the accident as possible.
  4. Keep a careful record of all medical bills, expenses, doctor visits, etc. It will be important to have clear records of all medical visits to receive full compensation.
  5. Don’t negotiate with the insurance company without your attorney. A good attorney has experience dealing with insurance companies and can provide the best negotiation you will need to bring you the settlement you deserve.

 

A motorcycle accident attorney will be on your side to help fight for you. Consider a reliable attorney and make sure to do your research before deciding on what personal injury attorney will represent you. Many attorneys view your case as a number – at the Law Office of Brian T. Smith, we believe Every Injury Is Personal!

 

 

Resources:

 

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycle-safety – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/motorcycle-accidents-common-causes-30330.html – NOLO