What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

After a motorcycle accident, it is vital that you first get to safety. Once you and everyone else involved in the accident are out of harm’s way, your next steps should be to report the accident, obtain medical attention, document the scene and then contact an injury lawyer to discuss your legal options.

Get to Safety: First, focus on ensuring that you, your passenger, and anyone else involved in the accident gets to safety.

Call 911: Wait in safely for emergency responders to arrive. Reporting a motorcycle accident is important for two reasons. First, it will trigger an emergency response team to the scene to treat anyone injured in the accident. Second, calling to report an accident will result in police creating an accident report, which can be helpful if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver or drivers.

Obtain Medical Attention: The 911 dispatcher will often send emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to the scene. EMTs are trained to treat potentially life-threatening injuries, so it is important to let them evaluate your injuries. Either allow the EMTs to take you to the hospital or visit a primary care provider, or an urgent care facility as soon as possible.

Exchange Contact Information: Exchange contact and insurance information with all the drivers involved in the accident. Speak to witnesses about what they observed and get their contact information. If you have a cell phone on you, you can also use it to take pictures of the accident scene. Particularly important are the locations of the vehicles and any road markings or traffic signs. You can also take photos of your injuries. However, except for your passenger, refrain from photographing others’ injuries.

Contact an Attorney: Reach out to a dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to discuss your legal options and ensure your rights are protected. If another driver’s negligence caused the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An attorney can help you understand these claims, what you need to prove and the compensation you may be entitled to.

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