Motorcycle accidents can be life-changing events. How you handle the situation following a motorcycle accident will greatly effect your chances for successful legal action. The physical and emotional costs of a motorcycle can be high. You may incur medical bills and loss of wages due to physical injury and your motorcycle may need extensive repairs. Extreme emotional distress follows an accident as well; because of these costly and stressful endeavors following an accident, you are sometimes entitled to compensation.
Here are some tips on how to handle a motorcycle accident:
First and foremost, call 911. Never attempt to flee the scene of an accident.
Evaluate your physical condition as well as the other driver’s. Often directly after an accident an individual can be unaware of the seriousness of their injuries due to shock. It is important to take it slow and seek medical attention immediately.
Do not attempt to speak with the other parties involved about possible fault for the accident. Do not apologize for the accident, by doing this you may inadvertently admit fault.
If you and the other party are physically able, exchange contact and insurance information.
If possible take photographs of the scene, taking note of the vehicles’ position, road conditions, any obstructions, and the street address of the accident.
If there are witnesses, try to obtain their contact information as well. Witnesses can often be an invaluable asset to your case.
Contact Indianapolis accident attorneys who have experience in dealing with motorcycle accidents. It is also important that the attorney be adept in negotiating with insurance companies.
When you are looking for the most skilled and aggressive personal injury lawyers, entrust your case to Ken Nunn and his team of highly experienced attorneys. The Ken Nunn Law Office is dedicated to helping those injured seek justice. For over 45 years, we have built our reputation on customer satisfaction. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, we invite you to contact us for more information.