What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
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When you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, things can get confusing and frustrating very quickly. You’re hurt and your motorcycle is wrecked. You need medical treatment, but you’re not sure where to get it or how you are going to pay for it. It may be hard to even think straight at first.
That’s why it’s important to have an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer fighting for you. At Romanow Law Group, we know the impact a motorcycle accident can have on your life. If a negligent driver caused your injuries, we hold them accountable and fight to help you recover the financial compensation that you deserve.
Here are some things you can do right after your motorcycle accident to protect your health and your legal rights:
Call the police.
Or have someone else call. The police will make sure everyone is out of harm’s way and get help for the injured. They will also fill out an accident report. This will be a valuable source of information when you seek financial compensation for your injuries. The police can tell you how to get a copy of the report.
Get medical attention.
After a motorcycle accident, you may feel shaken up but otherwise OK. See a doctor anyway. You could have a head injury or an internal injury but aren’t showing any symptoms yet. Even if you have minor injuries, a doctor can treat them. Another thing a doctor will do is document your injuries. This documentation will be useful when seeking compensation.
If you are able, gather names, license plate numbers and contact information for people involved in the accident, as well as witnesses. Avoid discussing who was to blame and try to keep things civil. If you can, take pictures of the accident scene, including damage to your motorcycle and any nearby traffic signs or signals.
Call your insurance company.
Even if the crash wasn’t your fault, you are required to notify the insurance company that you have been involved in accident. Don’t give any statements, answer questions or provide many details. It’s important not to say anything that can later be used against you when you are seeking compensation.
Call a lawyer.
It’s important to get legal advice and take steps to protect your rights as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident. An experienced attorney can review the details of the crash and advise you of your legal options for recovering compensation. An attorney can also answer any questions that you have.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence, carefully review accident reports and medical records and interview witnesses. We consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists as needed. Our attorneys build strong cases that insurance companies take seriously.
If you were hurt in a Pittsburgh motorcycle accident, learn more about how we can help. Call 1-844-GET-MORE or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and aggressive motorcycle accident lawyers. If you can’t come to our office, that’s not a problem. We will come to you.