Step to Follow to Ensure Justice after a Motorcycle Accident
While many victims of auto accidents can walk out of the accident without harm, it is different with people who ride motorcycles. Motorcyclists do not have much protection and once they are hit by a car, they receive the brunt of the injuries. This applies to even when both riders were traveling at low speed.
The aftermath consequences of the injury can be catastrophic as well as life changing. If either you or any of your family member is involved in a motorcycle accident, your actions after the accident will help or injure your chances of proper compensation.
Plan before the Accident
While nobody ever wants to think that they will get involved in an accident, it is unfortunate that most people find themselves there. Thus it is important that before an accident occurs, you must have the contact details of a motorcycle accident lawyer. This way, you will be able to contact your attorney quickly even when you are in the hospital.
Contact the Police
The next step is calling the police on 911. All accidents, no matter how small they appear need to be reported. The police will complete a report that will determine who was negligent in the case of a motorcycle accident. Make sure that the report is completed and filed by the police on the accident scene.
Get a Medical Check Up
Only the medical practitioner can make a decision whether you have been injured or not, so it is not up to you to decide. Injuries related to the brain, soft tissues, neck, and back may take couple few days before they are realized. By getting an examination immediately after an accident, you can avoid life-threatening complications. The more delay in getting medical care, the more the chances of fatal incidences.
Ensure that you have Proof
If you can do so, take some pictures with your Smartphone. The pictures should be of any damage to your motorcycle, the tyre tracks, the accident scene, any damage to the other vehicle, and any visible injuries on your body. You can get the contact information of witnesses who can support your side of the story. Be sure to also get the insurance details of the other driver and offer them with yours too.
Do not Repair your Motorcycle
If the accident was as a result of the other driver’s negligence, their insurance company might pressurize you to send your vehicle for repair. Do not agree to this; although you may want your motorcycle repaired quickly so that you can get back on the road, wait until you speak with your lawyer. If your agent is experiencing challenges when creating your case, then the damaged motorbike can be used as evidence. Getting it repaired early may get rid of the necessary evidence.