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What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

There are a few things you should do in the immediate aftermath of any motorcycle accident, even before you leave the scene of the accident or call the police. Make sure to always do the following when involved in a collision or other accident with another motorist:

  • Seek treatment for any injuries as soon as possible. Motorcycle accidents rarely occur without the motorcyclist experiencing injuries that require immediate medical attention. In the event you collide with another driver or are thrown from your motorcycle, you could sustain severe, life-threatening injuries, and it is crucial to call an ambulance, especially if your back, neck, or head have been hurt, or if you have experienced a penetrative wound. If your injuries are seemingly less serious, it may be tempting to skip the doctor visit or postpone it until later, but waiting until these injuries develop could be bad news for your case. Depending on the nature of your accident and injury, gaining official documentation of less visible injuries (such as whiplash or a concussion) right after your accident could be very helpful in winning a personal injury claim, should you decide to file one later.
  • Take photos of the accident and move it off the road. If you later decide to file a personal injury claim, you and your motorcycle accident lawyer will need to prove your injuries and losses occurred because the other driver (or other responsible party) acted negligently or recklessly. Some personal injury claims are resolved based on accident reconstruction and visual proof of the incident, and taking pictures right after the accident (from as many different vantage points as possible) could be the difference between getting the compensation you need for injuries, healthcare costs, lost wages, etc., and having to absorb injury-related costs yourself. Even if the damage to your motorcycle is not particularly significant, you may sustain physical injuries as a result, so it may later become important that you have visual evidence of the other driver’s responsibility for the collision.
  • Call the police or 911. Getting the police involved and obtaining an official police report is essential to proving that your accident happened a certain way. Police will ask questions about fault and attempt to determine whose behavior or mistake caused the accident. If your police report even implies that the other driver may have contributed to your collision, this could keep them on the hook for your injury-related costs and losses.
  • Gather as much information as you can. Even if your accident does not produce any major physical damage to your motorcycle or leave you with any noticeable injuries, it is still critical to get names, phone numbers, email addresses, and insurance information. If you end up with a concussion, whiplash, or another soft-tissue injury that worsens over time, you may wish to reach out to the other driver and hold them accountable for your injury-related costs.
  • Call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcycle accidents can cause traumatic, life-changing injuries and have the potential to produce an ever-mounting financial burden for injured motorcyclists and their loved ones. While winning a sizeable settlement does not undo the damage done, it can reduce the amount of physical pain you experience, it can give you the funds you need to pursue helpful treatment options. However, you cannot win a personal injury claim without an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side to fend for you in court and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Get in Touch with a Greenville Motorcycle Accident Attorney by Calling (864) 408-8890 Today

At Christian & Davis LLC, we know what it takes to help you get the compensation you need for hospital bills, medicines, rehabilitation, lost wages, and any other damages or losses you may experience following your accident. We are here to help you hold the other driver responsible for the damage they have caused and ensure your claim is as strong as possible.

Your first meeting with us is free. Schedule your complimentary case evaluation with us by calling (864) 408-8890, or contact usto tell us about your situation.

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