Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be incredibly scary. Unlike car accidents, you have less protection from other cars, the road, and debris. The key to surviving a motorcycle accident intact is proper preparation and knowing what to do afterward. Here are a few simple things you need to remember to protect yourself after a motorcycle accident.
Remain Calm and Get to Safety
After you have been hit, take a deep breath and remain calm. If you can, get to the side of the road, out of the way of oncoming traffic. Many serious injuries occur after the initial accident from other cars that do not see the accident in time to stop safely.
Call for Help
If you are injured, or anyone else involved is injured, call 911. Try to stay still, moving can aggravate existing injuries or create new ones. Do not move anyone who is injured unless there is an immediate risk such as fire.
If you are able to, gather contact information for those involved in the accident. Get their name, phone number, address, and insurance information. If they are irate, call the police. The police report is important information to have for your case.
Call an Attorney
As soon as you can, call an experienced personal injury attorney with specific knowledge regarding motorcycle accidents. Schedule an initial consultation and meet with the attorney to discuss your case. Bring pertinent documents with you such as medical bills, police reports, and contact information that you obtained earlier.
If you do not have this information for the meeting, that is ok. Your attorney can assist you in getting these documents. Your attorney will be able to explain the legal process and how to proceed so you can get compensation for your injuries.