Anyone who has been on a motorcycle knows how fun they are to ride. Even if you’ve never ridden one, it’s hard to deny how cool they look. Unfortunately, motorcycles come with some serious risks.
Around 90,000 motorcyclists are injured every year. Due to the exposed nature of the motorcyclist, it doesn’t take much for accidents to turn ugly and even deadly. To make things worse, the accident usually isn’t the motorcyclist’s fault.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s critical that you take the appropriate actions. Otherwise, you could end up paying for expenses that you’re not responsible for.
What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
The more serious an accident is, the more complex it can be. The first thing you should do if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident is seek medical attention, if necessary. Know that you have the right to choose where you receive any medical treatment.
Even if your condition isn’t serious, you should to take some pictures of the scene of the accident. It’s also a good idea to get contact information from anyone who may have seen the accident. The more evidence you have, the better.
Don’t assume fault when communicating with the other driver, even if you believe you might be at fault. Once you’ve had your immediate medical needs taken care of and you’ve exchanged insurance information with the other party, you should notify your insurance provider. You should provide the basic details and relay that an accident occurred.
In the event that your injuries are serious and require emergency medical care, you should ask a family member or trusted friend to take pictures of the scene and the property damage to your motorcycle as soon as possible.
With motorcycle collisions, it’s a good idea to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as you are able. A personal injury attorney will be able to provide you guidance based upon your present circumstances. In some cases, further legal assistance may be needed to ensure you receive compensation for damages including your injuries, future medical needs, lost wages, and more. In more straightforward situations, they may simply tell you the next steps you should take.
No matter your situation, it’s never a bad idea to at least speak to an attorney after suffering an injury from an accident. At The Richards Firm, we provide consults about collisions by email, telephone, and in person.
At The Richards Firm, it’s our goal to make the legal system simpler and more accessible to those who have suffered injuries. Your initial consultation is free, and should you choose to use our services, you only pay if you win your case. Motorcycle accidents are terrifying enough by themselves. Don’t put greater stress on you and your family by falling victim to missteps relative to any claim.
For a dependable motorcycle accident lawyer in the Greater Cincinnati area, including Hamilton and the rest of Butler County. Contact The Richards Firm today!