WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, your more exposed position (as compared to those inside vehicles) makes it more likely that you feel shocked, dazed, or worse afterwards.  Indeed, it may be difficult, or impossible, to think rationally and clearly about what you should do, and do quickly.  Fortunately, what you do after a motorcycle accident is not unlike what you should do after anauto accident.  These include the following:

  • The very first thing you should do is make sure you, your passenger and anyone else involved are okay.  If anyone is injured, the most important thing to do is to seek medical attention as quickly as possible.
  • It is also important to call law enforcement so that a proper report of the accident, the scene and the details of the crash can be properly recorded.
  • If you’re able you should get the names, addresses and phone numbers of not only the other party or parties involved, but any witnesses as well. Write all of this information down–even though the police will most likely do the same thing.
  • Take pictures of the motorcycle from several angles.  Note direction, time of day, weather, and any other details that may prove important.
  • Do not speak to anyone besides the police about your motorcycle accident. Do not admit fault, even if you were to blame. Only provide the facts.
  • You may be contacted by the other party’s insurance company to give them a statement. Avoid speaking to them until you have spoken with a motorcycle accident lawyer.
  • It is in your best interest to contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as you can to help you in a situation that can quickly become complicated or confusing.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Sarasota or Bradenton, Florida area, or the surrounding area, pleasecontact the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at theLuhrsen Law Group today for an initial consultation.