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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

  • By interactive
  • 08 Nov, 2016
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Motorcycle accidents can be very unsettling. Even though you are most likely in an emotional state, it is important to do several things that will make any insurance or legal actions easier. A few of the most important:

1. Take photos.

As long as it is safe to do so, this should be done before moving your bike. Make sure photos are from a variety of angles. If you are using your cell phone or tablet, upload photos to cloud storage like Google Drive as soon as possible to preserve the record.

2. Get information from everyone involved.

Take cell phone photos of their license and their insurance information and provide yours as well. During your conversation, do not admit fault. It is easy to get confused in the immediate aftermath and your impression of what happened may not be accurate.

3. Get medical assistance.

Even if you do not feel injured, you should head to the doctor to ensure that you are okay. It is possible that you can be hurt but not able to feel it. Sometimes it can take a day or two for post accident-pain to set in.

4. Talk to your insurance company.

This step should come after an accident report and a medical examination. It is better to have all of the relevant information first.

5. Consult with a lawyer who handles motorcycle accidents.

Whether you may be at fault or whether you are the one who may need compensation, it is best not to go it alone. An attorney can talk to your insurance company and the other party's.

If you are in an accident, the actions that you take afterward can affect any insurance or legal outcomes. By handling it carefully, you can increase your chances of a fair outcome.

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By interactive 07 Nov, 2017

After you’ve survived an injury-causing accident that was not your fault, the main job of a personal injury attorney is to prove that the other party was wholly responsible for what occurred.

But how exactly does a lawyer make that case?

In other words, what is the process that a personal injury lawyer takes to help prove that his or her client did not cause the accident?

By interactive 07 Nov, 2017

An accident of any kind, whether it involves a motor vehicle, or a slip-and-fall at the workplace can impact your life in ways you never expected, especially if you suffered serious injuries. And after this type of event occurs, the question often arises:

How long should you wait before you contact a legal advisor?

Most personal injury lawyers would answer with one word: immediately.

And that’s true, but what’s more important is for you to understand why contacting an attorney as quickly as possible can positively affect your legal claim.

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