Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
Accidents involving motorcycles can cause serious injuries. There are many hazards on the road that can make riding a motorcycle extremely dangerous. Traffic, road construction, inattentive drivers, and road conditions such as potholes can all contribute to an increased risk of an accident while riding a motorcycle. Regardless of the circumstances, motorcyclists are often more susceptible to sustaining serious injuries when involved in an accident.
Careless driving, among other causes, can lead to very serious motorcycle accidents and even fatal motorcycle crashes. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident it is important to know your legal rights.
What to do after a Motorcycle Accident
Seek Medical Attention
Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries. Motorcyclist involved in an accident may suffer broken bones, permanent physical disabilities, spinal cord injury, brain damage, bone fractures, injuries to the head and neck, skull fractures, pelvis injuries, paraplegia or paralysis. It is important to immediately seek medical assistance after a motorcycle injury if you believe you were injured.
Try to determine what caused the accident. Take note of any street hazards or conditions that may have contributed to the accident. Get the names, addresses, drivers license numbers, insurance carriers and policy numbers of others involved in the accident. If you can, obtain information from witnesses.
Call the Police
It is important to get a record of the accident. Be clear and concise when police officers ask for a statement, but don’t volunteer details that are irrelevant or may be harmful to your case. Write down the police officers’ names and badge numbers.
Contact your Insurance Company
Call you insurance agent as soon as you can, report the accident and provide your agent with all of the information you collected. You will be advised not to talk to other people’s insurance representatives.
Contact an Attorney
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of this accident, you could be entitled to compensation.
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