Motorcycle Accidents: Preparing Your Case
A Motorcycle accident is an unexpected occurrence that results to shock
and trauma, serious physical injuries and death. The most common reason of
a motorcycle accident, which contributed to the 50% of the motorcycle
vehicle, is due to the failure of another motorist to see the motorcycle.
It is estimated that 75% of motorcycle accidents involve another motor
vehicle, two-thirds of which were caused by the motorist failing to yield
the right of way. Motorcycle accidents not only involve driverís
negligence, it also includes product defect and unsafe roadways.
Motorcycle accident happens so fast that we are not able to control it.
During an accident, we cannot do much, especially when we are injured. We
cannot think of anything but the pain that we are suffering. It is
essential for us to know the things that we have to do after the
In situations wherein you are still able to talk, walk and move without
difficulty, you might as well do the following steps. Get the name,
address, phone number, driverís license number, and other significant
information about the other driver involved in the accident. Also, get the
names, address and phone numbers of the witnesses, if there is any. Ask if
they can give some statement and record the conversation. Take note of
important visual information, like scratches and marks on the car and the
weather condition. If you do not have pen or any writing materials, review
the scene in your mind so that you can remember it. You have to tell the
police exactly what happened. Assist the police with the investigation, be
cooperative. Take pictures of the cars involved in the accident in
If you were injured or feel any pain or discomfort, seek medical
attention immediately. A delay may raise questions whether the injury was
caused by the accident or not. Have your wounds photographed, they heal
quickly. You might need it during a case hearing or investigation. Have a
copy of all medical reports as well as the hospital bills.
It is advisable for you to go back to where the accident occurred.
Bring writing and recording materials with you. You might find more
evidence and witnesses. If youíre going to take a picture, get somebody to
witness it. Do not touch anything.
After gathering all the data, examine them. There might be something
that can prove that it is you who is at fault.
Consult an attorney before filling out any documents or giving your
statement. You might also need a lawyer to assist you in filling important
papers, assist in court proceedings, and getting your claims.
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