If you own a motorcycle, you need to know what to do if you are ever involved in a multiple vehicle accident. Here are the steps you should take when involved in a multiple vehicle accident.
#1 Always Call The Police
It doesn't matter if the other driver says it was their fault or that they are sorry, you should always call the police when you are involved in a vehicular accident. When the other individual talks to their insurance company, their tune could change and they could tell an entirely different story.
By calling the police, you insure that an official record of what happened and what the officer observed at the scene of the accident is recorded. This can help you prove your case to your insurance company and through a personal injury lawsuit if necessary. Always insist that a police officer come to the scene of the accident. Even if the other driver leaves, you should stay and talk with the police.
#2 Get Medical Assistance
It is vitally important that you get medical assistance right away. This will show that the injuries you sustained were related to your accident. Motorcycle accidents can be really serious and result in serious injury, so make sure that you go to a hospital so that you can be scanned for any signs of an internal injury or head injury. Just because you are not bleeding on the outside does not mean that you are not hurt on the inside.
#3 Take Pictures
If you are physically able, take pictures of the scene of the accident. Try to take pictures that show the position of your motorcycle and the other vehicle, as well as pictures that show the direction of travel and any relevant traffic lights, signage and the weather conditions. If you are not physically able to take pictures, see if a friend or family member can go back to the scene and take pictures for you.
Even if the vehicles have been moved, these pictures can provide vital information about the condition of the road, the weather and the traffic arrangement that could prove vital to your case.
#4 Consult With An Attorney
Finally, as soon as you are able to, consult with a motorcycle or pedestrian accident attorney. Your attorney can assist you with your insurance company and can help you determine if you need to escalate your case to a personal injury lawsuit.Share
29 March 2017
Ten years ago, I was injured in a car wreck while commuting to work. When a driver rear-ended my car, I hurt my back. Unfortunately, I had to undergo a couple of weeks of physical therapy. Even after receiving physical therapy, my back never felt as good as it did prior to the wreck. Have you been injured in a car wreck recently? Consider talking with an experienced accident and personal injury lawyer. This type of attorney can help you decide whether filing a lawsuit is your best course of action to take. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of speaking with an accident and personal injury attorney soon after getting injured in a car wreck. Enjoy!