What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident In California
Getting into an accident on a motorcycle can be a very scary experience, mostly because getting into a motorcycle accident can do a lot more damage than getting into a regular car accident.
The number of priority should be getting treatment after you get into an accident. It’s often the case that accident victims don’t realize how severe their injuries are until long after the crash. If possible, get checked out right away. You may have internal bleeding or a severe head injury that you aren’t aware of at the moment.
Once you get treatment, you might be wondering,
Let’s look at some steps to keep in mind post-motorcycle accidents.
Call the Police
The first thing you should do is call the local police department or California Highway Patrol. Law enforcement should be there to take statements from drivers, take photos of the incident for an accident report, and take necessary measurements.
It’s important that you get the case number, as the officer will likey determine fault for the accident, which can help you resolve the case.
Get the insurance and driver’s license information from the other parties involved. You can use your phone to photograph the insurance, driver’s license, and any other necessary paperwork.
You’ll also want to get photos and videos of the crash if possible. If the police aren’t already doing so, get the names of any potential witnesses.
Call The Insurance Company
No matter who was at fault in the accident, it’s important that you fill your insurance company out on the accident’s details. Don’t contact the insurance from the other parties unless you are doing so to talk about property damage. Otherwise, they might be able to use any statements you make against you in court after you fill out a claim.
Get In Touch With a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Don’t just get in touch with any attorney. You need a personal injury attorney that is well-versed in motorcycle law. Having someone that is experienced with motorcycle laws, and more specifically motorcycle laws in California is crucial to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Here at Motorcycle Advocates, we pride ourselves on never taking motorcycle accidents lightly.
When it comes to making claims for your compensation, you shouldn’t take them lightly either. As you try and pursue your rightful compensation, you will likely face significant resistance from multiple parties, including the at-fault parties and the insurance companies.
If you want to increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve after your motorcycle accident in California, make sure to get in touch with us here at our office in Pasadena. Motorcycle Advocates offers a free, no-obligation consultation that you can use to get a better idea of the kind of compensation you deserve or are entitled to after your accident.