What to Do If You Are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
Many motorcycle accident victims suffer injuries that prevent them from remaining at the accident scene. And if you can stay to handle the aftermath, everything you do or say can make a difference to the safety of all involved parties — and it can affect your ability to pursue compensation from anyone responsible for the accident.
I want all individuals involved in accidents to achieve the best possible results. The following tips can help you protect your safety and your legal rights after a motorcycle accident. If you have questions call me, Kevin W. Shepherd, at 865-225-9655.
Injuries come first
Although the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that the use of helmets saved over 1,800 lives in 2008, even helmets cannot help motorcyclists entirely avoid severe, potentially disabling injuries. You can preserve your rights by remaining at the scene of an accident. However, leaving the scene for immediate medical attention can be more important. Be sure to check for injuries to others, and call 911 for help.
If you can remain at the accident scene
If you know you can wait to see a doctor, staying at the accident scene provides the opportunity to gather evidence and information you can use for an insurance claim or legal case. Keep in mind that your case is likely to receive challenges due to bias against motorcyclists. Capturing five different angles of the roadway or the damaged vehicles can reveal details an investigator may not see from a single photo. Err on the side of gathering too much information and evidence.
For more information about motorcycle accidents
Refer to the following pages to learn more about the special considerations pertaining to motorcycle accidents:
- My Motorcycle Accidents page explains the legal issues that pertain to these potentially devastating accidents and how I help clients navigate the complexities of motorcycle accident claims.
- My Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers to the questions I often get about these types of accidents.
Also, remember that it costs nothing to schedule a free consultation so I can evaluate your legal options before you take any legal action on your own.
Schedule a free consultation with me to protect your rights
The steps you take after a motorcycle accident can make a critical difference to your health and your legal case. Before you file an insurance claim or take any other steps to recover your losses, call Shepherd and Associates, P.C. at 865-225-9655 or fill out the contact form on this website.
I handle motorcycle accident claims on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney fees until I successfully obtain compensation for you.