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Steps to take immediately after a motorcycle accident

On Behalf of | May 23, 2024 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Experiencing a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming. Knowing the steps to take immediately afterward can make dealing with and processing the accident easier.

Ensure safety

First, move to a safe location after your motorcycle accident. Staying in the middle of the road is dangerous. Do not worry about moving the motorcycle off of the roadway if you do not feel it is safe to do so. However, you must always stand on the side of the road to ensure you stay safe while waiting for the police to arrive.

Create a report

Contact the police to report the accident. A police report provides an official record of the incident, which can be important for insurance and legal purposes. Take photos and videos of the accident scene, including vehicle positions, road conditions, and visible injuries. When speaking with the other driver or police, avoid making statements that could be interpreted as admitting fault. Stick to the facts when discussing the incident.

Exchange information

Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver involved in the accident. Obtain their name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance details.

Seek medical attention

Visit a doctor as soon as possible. Some injuries, like concussions or internal damage, may not show symptoms right away. A medical record will also be important for any potential legal claims.

Notify your insurance company

Report the accident to your insurance company promptly. Provide them with all the information and documentation you have gathered. Cooperate with their investigation, and consult with a motorcycle accident lawyer before giving recorded statements.

Taking these steps immediately after a motorcycle accident can help protect your health, legal rights, and financial future.