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Steps to Take After A Motorcycle Accident

After you are involved in a motorcycle crash, you may have many questions - including how you may be compensated for your injuries, and who should be responsible for paying for your injuries, among others. You also may be wondering what steps you should take after a motorcycle accident - who should you contact? What should be done immediately and what can wait a few days?

I've been in your shoes before after a crash on my ex's bike. I felt very frantic and confused - and after the fact, I wish I had a mental list of all of the information I needed to get and things I needed to do at the accident scene so that I didn't forget anything. So that you're not stuck in the same situation after an accident, read on for some basic information you should keep in mind post-bike accident.

1. Immediately, you should file an accident report with the police and call 911 so that any potential medical injuries are dealt with as soon as possible. It is not necessary to give the police any other details than the facts surrounding the accident. Police officers may attempt to get you to comment on fault in the accident - which you should not discuss.

2. Utilize the technology at your fingertips! At the scene of the accident, take photos and videos with your cell phone to better document the accident. You should also take photos of the damage done to your bike and any personal or bodily injuries that you can document. Remember to also take pictures of the scene of the accident, including the road signs and traffic signals where the accident occurred. This evidence can be very important later on in a Pennsylvania or Florida legal matter and you should take as many pictures as you can.

3. At the scene of the accident: exchange all necessary information with the other driver(s)/passenger(s). Obtain all information from the other driver including all information about their vehicle (especially their license plate number), as well as insurance information from the other driver. Be sure to also get personal information from the driver and all passengers, including name, address, phone number, and driver's license number. You should also be sure to obtain contact information for any witnesses, as these individuals can be important later on in a Dade County or Allegheny County personal injury case where fault of the accident may be at issue.

4. Call your insurance company. You should take this step to inform your insurance company that you were in an accident so that you may open an insurance claim. This is the time to pass over all of the information you obtained from the other driver(s) and passenger(s). Do not give a statement to your insurance company or to the other driver's insurance company or accept any insurance settlement without first speaking with an experienced PA or FL motorcycle accident attorney, as speaking to the insurance company directly may affect how much compensation you receive for your injuries and damages to your bike later on.

5. Call your Pennsylvania or Florida motorcycle accident lawyer. There are times when critical pieces of evidence may be lost if not preserved immediately after a motorcycle accident. If at all possible, it is in your best interests to immediately telephone your motorcycle accident attorney and schedule a consultation. Your biker lawyer can meet with you in the hospital or your home if necessary. Memories are the freshest immediately after an accident and the accident scene can be preserved or recorded if immediate action is taken after the accident.

Contact the PA & FL Motorcycle Crash Lawyer who Rides!

If you are a biker and have a legal problem, contact me , Lisa Marie Vari, the Biker Chick Lawyer at 1-855-432-4425 or via email for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION on your Pennsylvania or Florida legal problem. If your problem is in another state, contact me anyway and I'll put you in touch with a lawyer in your state who can help you.

Appointments are available in our Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Dade County, Florida offices as well as several other meeting locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and South Florida. In some cases, we'll come to you if you can't come to us.

Contact me, Lisa Vari, the Biker Chick Lawyer , so that you can be assured that you aren't "riding alone" through the legal system after a bike crash.

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