Riding down the highway with the wind flowing around you and the open road in front of you is absolutely thrilling…until an accident occurs. Motorcycle accidents are scary, because you are likely to sustain a serious injury. Whether you have road rash, need stitches, or have a broken bone, you may be entitled to compensation from the other driver if they were at fault. Your medical bills and any lost wages should be compensated while you concentrate on healing from the accident.
Here is what you need to do after a motorcycle accident.
Do Not Admit Fault
Whether the accident was all your fault, partially your fault, or not your fault at all, do not admit anything to anyone. It is police officials’ job to determine who is at fault. Once you have admitted any degree of fault to the other party or to the police, it will be hard to receive compensation, even if the police deem the accident was not your fault.
Call the Police
If you, your passenger, or a passenger in the other vehicle are injured, call 911. If not, call the non-emergency police line in your area. They will send an officer out to document the crash and talk to witnesses. You will need this documentation for your insurance company as well if you pursue a personal injury case.
Be Sure to Document
If it is safe to do so, grab your phone and take pictures of the accident and the area it occurred in. These pictures will come in handy when dealing with insurance companies and also can be used as evidence should a personal injury case be filed. Once you have documented the accident scene, move your motorcycle out of the way of traffic. Also, save any medical documentation if you received any injuries.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you feel you are entitled to compensation for this accident, you need to contact a reputable personal injury attorney. They will help you navigate the legal channels to pursue your case. Be sure to bring your documentation with you for your initial consultation.
K/S Law is Here to Help You Navigate a Personal Injury Claim Due to a Motorcycle Accident
Our skilled attorneys are here to help determine if you are entitled to compensation, and then we help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 561-939-8042 for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident in Boca Raton.