We fight for your rights every step of the way, but there are some things you can do after your motorcycle accident to help protect your health and your legal rights.
Get the police
Some people think an accident seems minor and don’t want to bother waiting for the police to arrive. Calling the police is in everyone’s best interests, however. Police can secure the scene and keep everyone safe while they sort things out. They will also fill out an accident report that provides important information when seeking compensation for your injuries.
See a doctor
Maybe you think you feel fine or you weren’t hurt very badly. Get examined anyway. You could have a head injury or internal injury that takes time to show symptoms. A doctor can also document the injuries you have. This documentation is proof for insurance companies that you were hurt.
Ask other people involved in the crash for their contact information, if you can. Write down the make, model and license plate number of the car, but try to keep the conversation civil and don’t talk about who was to blame.
If you can, take pictures of the accident scene from different angles. Get pictures of the damage to your motorcycle and the other vehicle. Take pictures of any road signs, traffic signals, landmarks and unsafe road conditions.
Notify your insurance company
Tell them you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and give them basic facts about what happened. You don’t have to answer questions or give a recorded statement.
Call a personal injury lawyer
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade. Learn your rights.
Our firm has been fighting for the injured in Jacksonville since 1974. We know how to build strong cases that get results. We’ve handled more than 10,000 cases and recovered more than $1 billion for clients. This includes a $5 million settlement in a fatal motorcycle crash and a $1,225,000 settlement for a client who suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. We are ready to fight for you.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. There’s no cost and no obligation.