What to Do in a Motorcycle Accident.

Posted by Patrick J. Walsh | Jul 08, 2024 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle accidents can be overwhelming and traumatic experiences, but knowing the right steps to take immediately after the incident can significantly impact your recovery and legal outcomes.


Immediate Steps After the Accident
  • Ensure Safety and Call for Help:
    • Move to a safe location if possible.
    • Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance.
  • Seek Medical Attention:
    • Even if injuries seem minor, getting a medical evaluation is crucial as some
      injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  • Document the Scene:
    • Take photos of the accident scene, including vehicle positions, damages, and any visible injuries.
    • Gather contact information from witnesses.
  • Exchange Information:
    • Exchange insurance and contact information with the other party involved in the accident.
  • Avoid Admitting Fault:
    • Stick to the facts when speaking with others and avoid making statements that could be interpreted as admitting fault.

Reporting the Accident

  • Notify Your Insurance Company:
    • Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible and provide them with the necessary details.

Legal Considerations

  • Consult a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer:
    • An experienced lawyer can help you navigate the legal complexities, ensure your rights are protected, and assist in pursuing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Importance of Legal Representation

  • Expertise and Advocacy:
    • A motorcycle accident lawyer can handle negotiations with insurance companies and, if necessary, represent you in court to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Conclusion

Being prepared and knowing what to do after a motorcycle accident can help you manage the immediate aftermath and protect your legal rights. Seeking prompt medical attention, documenting the incident, and consulting with a qualified lawyer are critical steps to take. If you need assistance, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.

About the Author

Patrick J. Walsh

Patrick J. Walsh has ranked on National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the past several years and received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award twice. Practicing law for over 23 years.

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