Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists are not protected by any barrier and therefore suffer severe injuries when they are involved in a motor vehicle collision with an automobile.
The first step any motorcyclist should take after a motor vehicle accident is to seek immediate medical treatment. Your injuries may not be noticeable immediately after a crash, but it is imperative that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Blackburn Romey Motorcycle Attorneys have experience representing motorcyclists who suffer injury due to the negligence of another driver. Contact our legal team to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case. Retaining a personal injury attorney can help you hold the negligent party liable for your injuries.
Listed below are some of the steps you should take after receiving medical treatment following a motorcycle accident.
You should contact your insurance company immediately after seeking medical treatment for your injuries. Notifying your insurance company about the accident is important because you want to make sure that your injuries are linked to the motor vehicle collision. However, you should not contact the other party’s insurance company until you seek legal help. The opposing party’s insurance company may use any statements you make against you at a later time.
You should exchange driver’s license information with the other party after the motor vehicle collision. Also, you should exchange insurance information with all parties involved in the collision. It is best to take photographs of driver’s licenses, insurance cards, and other documents.
If you received medical treatment at the scene of the accident, then you will need to acquire this information after the accident. Hiring a personal injury attorney is a good way to obtain this information because your attorney can gather these documents for you and compile them in a case file.
You should take photographs of any property damage caused by the motor vehicle collision. You also want to obtain the telephone numbers, addresses, and names of any witnesses who observed the motor vehicle accident. Your attorney may consult with these witnesses and record witness statements that will be helpful to your personal injury case.
Call the highway patrol or local police department if you are able to make a phone call at the scene of the accident. Law enforcement officers will record statements, take measurements, and compile accident reports. These reports will be helpful to your case, and oftentimes the officer will make a determination of fault on the traffic collision report.
Retaining an experienced personal injury attorney will enable you to heal from your injuries while your attorney gathers evidence, interviews witnesses, and collects medical records. Trying to deal with every aspect of a personal injury case on your own may be overwhelming. The attorneys at Blackburn Romey have years of experience handling personal injury cases. Contact Blackburn Romey today to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case.