Motorcycle Awareness Month: A Comprehensive Guide for What to Do after a Motorcycle Accident
What to do and not do after a motorcycle accident
- Move to a safe area if you are able
- Assess your injuries
- Contact the authorities
- Exchange information
- Document the accident scene- take photos, notes, witnesses’ contact information
- DO NOT talk to insurance company representatives
- Get medical attention
- Contact a motorcycle accident attorney
Go to the doctor
Injury symptoms following an accident may not occur right away. Just to be safe, visit your doctor for an examination right away. Also, going to the doctor to document injuries will help when settling your claim to prove that injuries aren’t pre-existing conditions.
Injury symptoms to look out for following a motorcycle accident:
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering information
- Back pain
- Numbness or tingling of body parts
- Weakness in your limbs
- Back pain
- Pain in parts of your body that seem to be free of visible injury
Communicate with your insurance company through your lawyer
Your insurance company may say they cannot help you unless you speak with them, release medical records, or share accident details with them.
DO NOT LISTEN.
Insurance companies are only looking out for themselves. They mostly need an official statement from the police regarding the accident. All other types of information should be shared by your experienced accident attorney to ensure the best settlement.
Insurance company settlement offers
Your insurance company may reach out to you with an offer, but you can be sure they are only offering because they are afraid they will have to pay more. If you receive an offer, have your attorney look over it to determine if it is fair or not.
Experiencing a motorcycle accident is challenging. There is no need to add the burden of settling an insurance claim. The experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys at BD&J, PC are here to help you with every aspect of your recovery so you don’t have to worry about your recovery.