What to do after a Motorcycle Accident to get Justice
While many victims of auto accidents can walk out of the accident without harm, it is different with people who ride motorcycles. Often, rider have less protection and once they are hit by a four-wheeled vehicle they receive the brunt of injuries. This applies even to situations where both the car and motorcycle riders were traveling at low speed.
The result of these injuries can be catastrophic and life changing. If either you or any of your family member is involved in a motorcycle accident, your actions after the accident will help or injure your chances of proper compensation.
While nobody ever wants to think that they will get involved in an accident, it is unfortunate that most people find themselves there. Thus it is important that before an accident occurs, you must have the contact details of a motorcycle accident lawyer. This assist you to quickly contact your lawyer even when you will be in the hospital.
Inform the Police
Contact the cops on 911. All accidents are supposed to be reported no matter how minor it may seem. The police will complete a report that will determine who was negligent in the case of a motorcycle accident. Make sure the report is completed and filed by the police on the scene.
Get a Medical Examination
Even when you think that you haven’t been injured, that decision should be left to the medical professionals. Injuries related to the brain, soft tissues, neck, and back may take couple few days before they are realized. A medical examination dome immediately after the accident can help prevent complications that are life threatening. The more delay in getting medical care, the more the chances of fatal incidences.
If you can do so, take some pictures with your Smartphone. The photos should include any damage to your motorcycle and the other vehicle, the accident scene, any noticeable injuries on your body and tire tracks. You can get the contact information of witnesses who can support your side of the story. Be sure to also get the insurance details of the other driver and offer them with yours too.
Don’t Repair your Motorcycle
Often, if the other driver was the one at fault, their insurer may be pressuring to get repairs for your bike. Even if you may want to get the motorcycle quickly fixed and be back on the road, do not do what the insurer is asking you to do until you have communicated with your attorney. The damaged motorbike can be utilized as evidence in a case where your lawyer is having trouble developing your case. If you have it fixed early you might be destroying this significant evidence.