What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Accidents are scary, and people are often mentally overwhelmed in the moments immediately following a motorcycle accident. However, it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure you’re covered by your insurance and not held legally responsible for things you aren’t responsible for. Here’s what you need to do after a motorcycle accident.
Check for Injuries
Before doing anything else, you should always make sure everybody involved in the accident is okay. If anybody is injured, you should call 911 immediately before moving on to any other steps. Calling 911 will not affect whether or not you’re held legally responsible.
Once you know everybody is okay, and medical help is on the way for those who aren’t, you can start documenting the accident. The first thing you should do is take pictures of your bike before moving it, as these could be valuable later in your case.
Move Your Bike
Now that you’ve taken pictures, you can move your bike off the road to clear things up a bit. Remember, you should only do this once you’ve taken sufficient pictures of the accident scene.
As is the case with any auto accident, it’s important to file a report and gather information quickly. If you didn’t call 911, call the police to have them write up a report. This is also a good time to speak with witnesses, passengers and other people involved in the accident to get all the information you need.
File a Claim
Once you’ve got everything taken care of, you can file a claim for your accident. If your claim is denied by your insurance company or you’re incorrectly found at fault, this would be a good time to contact a motorcycle accident attorney to get help with your case.
The Troutman Law Firm has been dealing with motorcycle accidents for years. If you’re having trouble getting the compensation you feel you deserve, or you’re being falsely accused of something you didn’t do, give us a call at (407) 647-5002 to schedule a consultation today.