Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous and are often catastrophic. In 2015, 40 percent of those riders in fatal accidents were not wearing a helmet, and most motorcycle accidents are a result of the other driver not seeing the motorcycle. If you ride, ride safely. If you are ever injured in a motorcycle accident, follow the protocol outlined below.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
No matter how minor seeming your accident, you are best advised to call 911 immediately if you sustained any injury. Even if you don’t think you are hurt, you may have sustained an injury that isn’t apparent yet. It’s important to be checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible.
Contact the Police
It’s crucial that you call the police – or have someone call them – as soon as you can to report the accident. The police report that ensues provides an unbiased and official perspective of what transpired in your accident. This report will probably end up being an important piece of evidence in your case if you do decide to file a personal injury claim.
Gather the Evidence
If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence and you do decide to seek damages, the evidence that you gather at the scene of the accident can be paramount to your case. If you’re unable to fulfill this role, find someone who will take care of it for you. As soon as it’s feasible, write down your account of the accident with detailed notes about the other driver and the damage that ensued. Take lots of photos from every angle of the scene of the accident and its surroundings. Also, take eyewitnesses’ testimony and procure eyewitnesses’ contact information.
Consult an Experienced Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Don’t make another move before contacting a skilled motorcycle accident attorney. Going to the involved insurance companies first can damage your case. Insurance companies are in the business of not paying out when they can manage it, and they put plenty of effort into not paying out. Your attorney is on your side and will endeavor to obtain the legal justice that you deserve.
Contact a Skilled Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation Today
At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we understand how deeply a motorcycle accident can affect your life. Our legal team is here to help you work through it. We’ll thoroughly evaluate your case, explain your rights, and work closely with you throughout the legal process. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please don’t hesitate to call 800-898-4877 to discuss your case with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney today.