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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Even the most careful and seasoned motorcyclist may become victim to another’s negligence or recklessness on the road. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are more common than ever and show no signs of slowing down—especially during the summer months, when the roads are congested and overpopulated with travelers, motorists, and tourists. The immediate aftermath of an accident can be incredibly debilitating to come back from, not only physically and emotionally, but mentally as well. Oftentimes, those injured may be completely disoriented from the impact of the crash and unable to coherently process what has just occurred. Once you are able to gather your thoughts and get back on your feet, it is crucial you proceed with the correct
steps to protect yourself and your future potential claim.

If you find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate before you do the following:

1. Move away from the road towards safety. Approaching drivers may not notice an accident, especially at night, so it is vital you move your bike out of the roadway.

2. Seek medical attention for yourself or any other injured parties. Immediately call 911 to report the accident and request ambulatory services.

3. Take photographic evidence of the accident scene, including all involved vehicles, motorcycles, road signs, and other environmental factors that may have contributed to your accident. Remember to take note of your surroundings, including weather, travel direction, visibility, etc.

4. Exchange contact and vehicle information with all involved parties. Do not apologize or get into a confrontation with the other driver or cyclist.

5. Talk to any eyewitnesses if possible.

6. Contact your insurance agent to prepare them for what has taken place. Do not admit fault.

7. Obtain the services of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to get started on your claim.

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Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own? Rest assured you are not alone and we are prepared to fight for your best interests. At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, our trusted legal team is led by an insatiable need to ensure justice is served, no matter what it takes. With over 15 years of experience in successfully advocating on behalf of the injured, our top-rated firm has the exact qualities you deserve in your time of need. Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (203) 753-7300.


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