Spring is here, and with it comes prime biking season. After a long winter with your bike in storage, the weather is clearing and warming, making it perfect for hitting the road on your motorcycle. But with spring comes additional hazards. Unmarked potholes from winter wear on the roads, spring rainstorms, and inattentive drivers are just some of the hazards you will face this spring. It is important that you know what to do in case of a motorcycle accident so you can take the appropriate steps.
Document at the Scene
If you are able, it is important to document the scene of the accident and gather as much information as possible. Get contact information for the other parties to the accident, as well as any witnesses. You should also take photographs of the scene, the bike, and any factors of the environment that may have contributed to the accident. If you are seriously injured and unable to gather this information yourself, make sure you or your immediate family get a copy of the police report and gather this information for you.
Follow Medical Advice
It is important to your case that you seek medical treatment and follow all medical advice. If you are told not to work for a number of days or weeks, make sure you take the time off. Not only is this necessary for you to heal, but it is also important to your case. If you are forced to miss work due to your injuries, you can receive compensation for lost wages.
Contact an Attorney
Immediately after your motorcycle accident, you should contact an attorney. Even if the other drivers have car insurance, you should have a lawyer working on your side. An attorney can negotiate with the insurance companies and take your case to court if necessary to get you full compensation for your injuries. Even if your motorcycle accident was caused by potholes, construction sites, or other negligent behaviors other than another driver, you could be entitled to compensation.
If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you have someone fighting on your side to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t let the stigma attached to bikers stop you from getting compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.