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Steps to take immediately after your motorcycle accident

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Motorcycle Accidents

Every year, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts traverse the roads of Florida, enjoying the unique freedom and thrill that only a motorcycle can offer. However, this freedom comes with a higher risk of accidents and injuries.

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, often causing severe injuries. In case you become involved in a motorcycle accident, what should you do right after it to protect your potential personal injury claim?

Safeguarding your health and rights

Your health and safety should be your top priority. Even if you feel fine, ask for medical attention right away. Some injuries, like concussions or internal bleeding, may not be apparent instantly.

In addition, it is crucial to document the scene if possible because the evidence can strengthen your claim. Documenting the scene includes:

  • Taking photos of your injuries, any damage to your motorcycle and the vehicles involved
  • Getting the contact details and insurance information of the other driver
  • Collecting contact information from witnesses

Then, as stated by Florida law, you must immediately report the accident to the police if it results in injury or property damage. The police report can serve as an impartial account of the accident, which could be critical in your claim.

Avoid discussing the accident in detail

Meanwhile, it is natural to want to discuss what happened with the other parties involved. However, it is advisable to avoid admitting fault or discussing the accident in detail. For instance, a simple apology can be mistaken for an admission of guilt.

Instead, limit your conversations to exchanging necessary information and reporting the facts to the police. An attorney should take care of engaging in detailed discussions to help prevent unintentional statements that could harm your claim.

A smoother path to recovery

Sustaining injuries due to a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic experience. By seeking legal advice, you may receive guidance throughout the complex process as you work toward achieving a smoother path to recovery and compensation.