Motorcycle accidents are often life-threatening. Most people assume that motorcyclists are reckless drivers and motorcycle accidents are their fault. However, there can be many other reasons for motorcycle accidents and related injuries.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you are eligible for compensation for all the injuries and damages that happened due to the accident. But, the things you do after the accidents will have a significant impact on your personal injury claim and the compensation amount that you receive from the accident injury claim.
Here is the list of some of the most common mistakes that people do after a motorcycle accident.
Delaying Medical Care
After an accident, you must check your body for injuries. If there are injuries or not, you should call the emergency services and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Most people refuse to seek medical care if there are no serious injuries. Sometimes the injuries may be internal and you may not experience its effects all of a sudden. Another reason for seeking immediate medical care is that it will help you to record your injuries and also avoid the chance for insurance adjusters to claim that you were not injured in the accident.
Not Reporting The Accident
Most people do not like to involve cops if the accident is not serious. However, this is a huge mistake if you are going to file an injury claim because the police will come to the accident scene and talk with the witnesses about the incident and check the CCTVs around the area. Then they will write an incident report which contains all the details about the accident, including which party is at fault.
Not Collecting The Evidence
You won’t be able to win your personal injury lawsuit without proper evidence. If you are seriously injured in the accident, you won’t be able to collect the evidence. However, the police report may have all the necessary evidence like witness statements and photos. If you are not seriously injured in the accident, you should collect all the necessary evidence from the accident scene. Take photos and videos of the accident scene and record the statements of the witnesses and also collect the contact information of the other party.
Not Hiring A Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Do not try to handle the claim on your own because you may not be familiar with the legal proceedings. Make sure to hire an experienced motorcycle collision attorney to represent you because a lawyer will have better knowledge about the legal system.