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What to do After a Carrollton Motorcycle Accident

If you have been in an accident while operating a motorcycle, the first thing you need to do is to remain calm. Accidents between motor vehicles and motorcycles can be extremely dangerous, and you will need to call for help right away if you are able to do so. If you don’t need immediate medical attention, check to see if other drivers or passengers involved in the accident are in need of help. Even if you can’t provide much medical assistance, checking on other people may be just the reassurance they need until help arrives.

1. Get Information from Other Drivers, Passengers, and Witnesses

Once you have determined that no one is in serious danger, you can start gathering information from other drivers, passengers, and witnesses who are at the scene. Your insurance company will want to know details of the accident, and that includes information on other people who were there. You should exchange insurance information with other drivers who are involved in the accident.

2. Don’t Leave the Scene

Don’t leave the scene of the accident before help arrives. If you leave the scene of an accident before the police can get there, you may face criminal penalties for leaving the scene. It’s important that you provide details regarding the accident, and leaving before you can be questioned makes you look as if you have something to hide.

3. Seek Medical Treatment

Even if you aren’t seriously injured, it’s important to seek medical treatment if you were riding a motorcycle and involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Pain and stiffness from a motor vehicle accident can show up hours, even days after the accident. It’s important that you get assessed right after the accident to determine if you have any underlying injuries.

4. Call Your Insurance Company

After you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you need to call your insurance company to report the accident. You can provide details to your insurance company, but be careful about admitting any sort of fault for the accident. You should be prepared to give your insurance company any information that you have regarding the other parties involved in the accident, including their insurance information that they provided to you.

5. Take Pictures

Whether you use your cell phone, or you use a more sophisticated camera, you should take pictures of the accident scene. Further, you should take pictures of the damage the accident caused to your motorcycle. You can’t take too many pictures when it comes to documenting the scene of an accident, or the damage that was caused because of it.

6. Write Down Everything You Can Remember About the Accident

As soon as you can, write down everything you can remember about what happened to cause the accident. No detail is too small. Write down the weather conditions, what you believe caused the accident, who was there to witness the accident, etc. The more you can write down about what happened, the better your attorney will be able to assess the accident to determine who was at fault.

7. Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

If you were seriously injured in an accident while operating a motorcycle, it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney so that you can talk about your options. You will be offered a free initial consultation where you can talk about all of the details of your case.

8. Make Sure the Accident Report is Accurate

Once you obtain the accident report from the accident, you should look it over for accuracy. If you believe that there are mistakes on the report, let the police know of the problems that you see. Ask for these problems to be corrected through further investigation.

9. Create a File of All Your Records

As the victim in an accident, you need to create a file of all of your medical bills, medical treatment, accident reports and more so that you have all of your information regarding the accident in one place.

10. Listen to Your Treatment Providers

When you have been injured in an accident, this can be difficult to prove. When you seek medical treatment and you listen to your medical providers, it will be easier for your treatment team to identify what your injuries are and what you have done to recover from these injuries. If you ignore medical advice, or you start skipping appointments, it will appear as if you aren’t as hurt as you are claiming to be.

Contact the Parian Law Firm, LLC

When medical bills are starting to pile up, and you are out of work because of your injuries, it’s time to contact a personal injury attorney that can help you. You should bring all of your records to your initial consultation so that the attorney can get a clear picture of the accident and your subsequent treatment that resulted from the accident.