Personal Injury Lawyers,
Jacksonville, FL

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Our personal injury lawyers build strong cases that get results

You’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident. Now what? Nobody expects to get into a crash when they take their bike out on the road. A negligent driver can cause an accident, however, leaving you injured. Many people aren’t sure what to do next. The experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic have been helping injured motorcyclists for decades.

Our lawyers know how a motorcycle accident injury can affect your life. Suddenly, you are hurt and need medical treatment, but the negligent driver may deny doing anything wrong. Insurance companies may challenge the seriousness of your injuries or blame you for the accident.

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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.

Collect information

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.

Take pictures

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.

Pajcic & Pajcic
1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Local: 904-358-8881

Fax: 904-354-1180