What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
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Phoenix is home to many motorcycle riders, many of whom love riding their motorcycle just as a hobby or are drawn to the convenience, maneuverability, and efficiency they offer while traveling around a large city. However, motorcycles do not offer the same level of protection as a regular passenger vehicle, and accidents typically involve very serious injuries and even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with an experienced Phoenix motorcycle injury lawyer.
Immediately After the Accident
If you were in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is to check for injuries. Make sure you and any passenger who is in your vehicle is okay and able to move. If at all possible, move the vehicles involved in the accident away to a safe location. Moving the vehicles may help prevent more accidents and will likely ease the flow of traffic. Distance yourself from a vehicle that may cause more harm to you. For example, steer clear of any vehicle that is leaking gasoline, as it could be prone to combustion.
If anyone has sustained an injury, or if the damage to the vehicles is severe, make sure to call the police and have them fill out a police report. The information contained in the police report could be important if you decide to file a claim, so when in doubt, go ahead and call the police. If another driver was involved in the accident, be sure to exchange information with them.
Determine if there are any witnesses. If so, it will be essential to talk to them and record whatever information they have as to the events surrounding the accident. Make sure to get their contact information in case you need to speak with them again.
One of the most important things to keep in mind after an accident is that you should not admit fault. You may be tempted to apologize for the accident, especially if the other driver has sustained more serious injuries than you have. However, it is important in these circumstances to remember that you may not have all the facts as to the root cause of the accident. Reserve judgment of who was at fault until you can discover more information, and do not admit fault yourself.
In the Aftermath
Be sure to see a doctor if you have sustained any serious injuries resulting from the accident. Some injuries may not reveal themselves for a few days, as the lingering adrenaline from the accident may mask the effects of the injuries. Follow your doctor’s orders and keep records of any doctor’s visits and medications you take.
As soon as possible, contact your insurance company. You will need to give the insurance agent all of the relevant information you were able to collect at the scene of the accident. Your insurance company will determine whether they will cover your claim based on the information that is provided to them, so it is important to have kept a thorough record.
Lawyers who specialize in motorcycle accident cases will be able to help you in any of the possible legal issues that may arise from the accident. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover for your injuries or protect you against another person’s claim against you.
Our Phoenix Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers have helped countless crash victims seek compensation for damages related to a crash, including medical bills, missed time at work, property damage, pain and suffering, and much more. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you pursue maximum damages, and as one of our clients, you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our skilled Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.