Much like car accidents, motorcycle accidents can be frightening. There are several things you should do immediately after an accident for your benefit. Knowing what to do beforehand will help you to be more prepared.
The very first thing you should do is address the safety of everyone on the scene. When in a motorcycle accident, you are highly susceptible to injuries compared to when you are inside a car. You won’t be walking away unscathed. You should do your best to get yourself to a safe position and handle any injuries you can while on the scene. If you are able to, you should check on everyone else involved in the accident to make sure they are safe or at least in a position where they will survive until help arrives. At the very least, you should know everyone’s safety level even if you can’t do anything about it.
Call Emergency Responders
Once you’ve addressed everyone’s safety, you should call the emergency responders. Calling for medical attention should be one of your top priorities. Again, on a motorcycle you’ll likely see more injuries so getting medical attention quickly is important. In addition to medical services, you should also call the police. No matter what type of accident you are in, you need to call the police to file a police report. This report is important to you because it can help to establish fault. You can present this report to your insurance so they can see what compensation you deserve.
Contact Attorney and Insurance
After the accident, you need to contact your insurance. Present them with the police report so you can establish fault and then work towards getting your compensation. Your insurance can help you cover paying to repair your car, cover medical bills, and any other suffering you experienced. In some cases, insurance companies can be difficult to deal with and it can be hard to actually get compensation. In these cases, you should contact an attorney. Your attorney is familiar with these types of cases and they know how to negotiate with insurance companies. They can offer you the help that you need.
Any kind of accident can be scary and difficult to deal with. Understanding the process that should follow an accident can be extremely helpful. It may vary from case to case, but these steps should help you navigate any accident you are in.
Speak with an attorney about your motorcycle accident.