Over 80,000 people are injured every year in a motorcycle accident.
While you might love the feeling of freedom and adventure that you get from riding a motorcycle, we also know you’re aware that driving one comes with some real risks.
The best way to prepare for one is to make sure that you know what to do after a crash before you ever get into one.
In this post, we’ll go over everything that you need to do after a motorcycle crash.
1. Collect Information at the Scene
The moments after a motorcycle crash can be overwhelming, but once you’re out of immediate danger, you need to start taking records at the scene.
First of all, take photographs of your motorcycle and any motorcycle injury that you’ve sustained.
Also be sure to snap photos of the person who hit you’s vehicle and license plate number. Do this as soon as possible, in case they attempt a hit and run.
Once you call the police, be sure to note down the badge number and names of the officers who arrive on the scene. Collect the contact information of any witnesses or people involved in the crash.
Above all, never admit fault or guilt. If the person in the crash with you becomes confrontational, ignore them. They’re likely looking for things to use against you later.
2. Call your Insurance Companies
After a motorcycle injury, you need to get in touch with your insurance companies as soon as you can.
Keep in mind that claims are processed in the order that they are received. So, after motorcycle accident witness statements and other records are collected, you want to move “to the front of the line.”
Always ensure that you collect any medical bills, letters, and claims from your insurance company, medical records, and receipts from your motorcycle repairs.
3. Get in Touch With an Attorney
Sometimes, you may find yourself in a situation that you know you can’t — or shouldn’t — face on your own.
Other drivers may attempt to put the blame on you in the event of a crash. Your insurance company may not want to give you the money you deserve. They may also try to force you to accept far less compensation than you actually need — or are entitled to.
You may even be accused of endangerment or reckless riding.
Especially, if the charges against you are severe, you need to hire an attorney. He or she will protect you and ensure you get the settlement you deserve.
Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Us
We hope that this post has helped you to better understand what to do after a motorcycle accident.
Remember to document as much as possible, and get in touch with your insurance company as soon as you can.
If you need an attorney, ensure that you’re working with the right one after your motorcycle crash.
That’s where we come in.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help, and to schedule your consultation.