What to Do If You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident

January 4, 2012

Being in a motorcycle accident can be scary and often results in serious injuries, often more serious than you would see in a car accident. Attorneys at an experienced personal injury law firm can help you understand your rights and help you receive adequate compensation to cover your injuries. A personal injury lawyer is a great asset to have on your side as you deal with the post-accident insurance claims.

Please review this list of steps to take if you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself involved in an accident.

Be sure everyone is ok and if not, seek medical attention immediately.

The most important thing you can do after any accident is get medical attention to those who require it. Be sure to protect yourself too. Often the adrenaline of an accident masks pain and you may have an injury you are not yet aware of. If you try to do too much, it could cause further damage. Get yourself to safety and then wait for medical attention.

Contact the police and have a report of the accident filed.

If you are able, contact the police and exchange contact information with the other motorists. This includes any witnesses to the accident. The police will arrive soon and start to write up a report of the accident. This report can be a key piece of evidence needed by your personal injury attorney.

Take note of the conditions of the accident.

Try to notice the conditions of the road and damage to the vehicle involved. If possible, photograph the accident scene and the damage as well.

The experienced personal injury attorneys at the offices of Omara & Padilla Attorneys at Law are dedicated to helping our clients focus on their recovery while removing the burden of filing claims and any litigation that may come up. We work hard to make sure every client's case resolved fairly and they are satisfied with the result. Our attorney's and staff have been specializing in personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents and motorcycle accidents, for decades. For all your personal injury law questions, feel free to contact us and let us know how we can help.

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