Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident
If you ride a motorcycle, Boca Raton is a beautiful place to do it. Our views and our weather make for an enjoyable outing on your motorcycle almost year-round. Motorcycle accidents, however, can happen often, and little to nothing will come between you and the impact of the accident. Even the best safety gear cannot prevent injuries 100 percent of the time. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, there are several important steps that you should take, and they include consulting with an experienced Boca Raton motorcycle accident attorney.
Step 1: Seek Medical Attention
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident – even if you don’t think you were seriously injured – you owe it to yourself and to your case to seek immediate medical attention. The fact is that serious injuries can be asymptomatic until they develop into something much more serious and more complicated to treat. Early diagnosis and treatment leave you with the best chance of making a full recovery, so don’t put off seeking medical attention you need. Further, it’s important to follow your doctor’s advice to the letter – this is not only good for your health but also signifies to the insurance company involved that your injuries are severe enough for you to take them seriously.
Step 2: Gather Evidence at the Accident Scene
The evidence collected at the scene of your motorcycle accident can prove essential to your case. If you are able to do so on your own, gather all the evidence you can as quickly after the accident as possible. Helpful evidence includes:
Taking extensive photographs that depict the accident from every angle. Don’t forget to include both vehicles’ license plates. You really can’t take too many pictures because you never know what issues might arise in your case that the right photos could resolve.
Using your phone to record eyewitness testimony and contact information.
Jotting down your memories of exactly how the accident happened. These recollections will help you keep your memories straight in the stressful aftermath of your motorcycle accident.
Step 3: Notify the Insurance Company about Your Accident
While you’ll need to notify the insurance, company involved about your accident, you are not obligated to give them an official statement, and you are ill-advised to do so. Insurance adjusters try to get you to trust them, and then they will not hesitate to use certain things you say against you to limit the value of your claim. Provide the insurance representative with the basic information and allow your skilled motorcycle accident attorney to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Step 4: Learn How a Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
If you’ve been injured by another motorist’s negligence in a motorcycle accident, the trusted motorcycle accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, in Boca Raton are here to help. For more information and to schedule an appointment for your free case evaluation, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 561-562-4170 today.