There is no feeling quite like riding on a motorcycle. Bikers everywhere enthuse about the freedom they feel while on the open road, but riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Bikers are less protected than other drivers. Many drivers also fail to recognize motorcyclists’ right of way or rights to a lane of traffic. For these reasons, you may one day find yourself in a motorcycle accident. Here’s what you need to do when this happens.
While you are at the scene of the motorcycle accident, you need to gather as much information as possible about the scene and the other drivers involved. All parties to the accident should remain on the scene until officers and first responders arrive. If anyone tries to leave the scene, make sure that you get their license plate at a minimum. This information can be used to find the responsible parties so that you can be compensated for your injuries.
Contact Your Insurance Company
You will need to contact your insurance company as soon as you can after the accident. Provide them with all of the information that you gathered at the scene. They will be able to contact the other driver’s insurance company to work on getting you compensation for your bike and injuries. You should also contact the other party’s insurance company to get the ball rolling.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
Your next call should be to an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with the perils of motorcycle riding. Often, other drivers and insurance companies will attempt to make it appear that the biker is at fault. You need someone on your side that knows you are the victim in this situation. Our attorneys are experienced in handling these cases on the side of the biker. If you have been in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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