Getting into a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic experience, and it’s important to know what steps to take in order to protect yourself and your legal rights. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do after a motorcycle accident:
1. Check for Injuries
The first thing you should do after a motorcycle accident is check yourself and any passengers for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately.
2. Move to a Safe Location
If you’re able to move your motorcycle to a safe location, do so. This will help prevent further accidents and make it easier for emergency responders to access the scene.
3. Call the Police
Even if the accident seems minor, it’s important to call the police and file a report. This will help you with insurance claims and any legal action you may need to take.
4. Exchange Information
Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. You should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
5. Document the Scene
Take photos of the accident scene, including any damage to your motorcycle and the other vehicle(s) involved. This will help with insurance claims and legal proceedings.
6. Seek Medical Attention
Even if you feel fine, it’s important to seek medical attention after a motorcycle accident. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and getting prompt medical attention can help prevent complications down the road.
7. Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.
At Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A., we specialize in helping victims of motorcycle accidents get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.