After a Motorcycle Accident
Are you wondering what steps you need to take after a motorcycle accident to maximize your compensation? Watch this video to learn more.
What should I do after being injured in a motorcycle accident?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, there are a few things that are imperative for you to do. The first thing is to contact law enforcement to make sure that they document the scene and issue appropriate citations. The next thing that you should do is gather all independent third-party witness contact information, so that, if there is disputed liability in that case, we can call those witnesses to trial to testify on your behalf.
The next thing that you should do is document any injuries that you’ve sustained. If you have road rash, bruising, or cuts, make sure that those things are photographed so that we can help prove your damages at trial. The next thing that you should do is to seek immediate medical care. Don’t try to tough it out, because any gaps in treatment, from the time of your accident until the time you seek medical care, will be used against you by the insurance companies.
The next thing that you should do is to hire a competent attorney, specifically a board-certified civil trial lawyer, who practices only in personal injury law. Do not contact the insurance company first, because the insurance company personnel are trained to ask you questions that will minimize or eliminate any payout that they have to make to you at a later date.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about what to do after a motorcycle accident?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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Out of Town Legal Resources
Frequently we hear from people injured in other areas of the country. While we don’t practice in Utah, we found these personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City, UT who could be very helpful. They created a lot of great online educational content that you or someone you know may find valuable if you have been hurt by a motorcycle in Utah. Take a look at their online motorcycle accident resource page.