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Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Automobile accidents are generally traumatic, but a motorcycle accident can be especially distressing. Due to the lack of protection, a motorcyclist is much more likely to sustain injuries and total loss in a motorcycle accident.
It is extremely important that regardless of the degree of the accident, you call 911 or have someone do it for you. Even if you aren’t injured, request that the police come. When they arrive, they will ask what happened. Make sure to be as clear as possible and recommend that they interview witnesses. Don’t forget to ask for a copy of the police report, and make sure the officer’s name and your accident number are on it.
If you experience any pain or discomfort, seek medical attention immediately. It’s better to be safe than sorry with injuries; some injuries don’t present themselves as anything other than minor in the first minutes or hours after an accident. If an ambulance is present do not turn away offers for examination. If you carry automobile insurance you will carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP), which covers most of the cost of the ambulance and ER visit. You will not be turned down for care if you do not carry insurance.
Take photographs at the scene of the accident. Make sure to include pictures of the damage to your motorcycle and all the vehicles involved. Also, include pieces left in the road or on the side of the road as well as any hazards that may have caused the accident (objects that impede vision, barriers, potholes, debris, poorly marked intersections, etc.).
Get the names and contact information of all witnesses, or have someone do that for you. These witnesses may be able to offer credible information if you have to go to court or need to hire an attorney to receive compensation.
Hire an attorney. While you are focusing on healing we will take care of filing your claim for insurance benefits and, if necessary, preparing your case for trial.
If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident and sustained injuries, call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys at 800-257-1822 for free legal consultation. We will ensure you get the best results possible.