What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, offering a sense of freedom and adventure like no other mode of transportation. Unfortunately, motorcycles carry a higher risk of injuries when accidents occur, and victims can be left with severe, life-altering injuries.

At The Barnes Firm, our attorneys know motorcycle accidents involving more than one vehicle are typically caused by another motorist, not the motorcyclist. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys today. It could be the best call you make.

Steps to Take After an Accident on a Motorcycle

A motorcycle accident can leave a victim feeling overwhelmed and unsure of next steps. Immediately following a motorcycle accident, our experienced motorcycle attorneys at The Barnes Firm suggest taking the following steps if possible:

Move Yourself To Safety If You Can

After an accident, it is extremely important to get to safety and out of the flow of traffic to avoid further collisions.

Do not remove your helmet or safety gear after an accident. You may be more severely injured than you realize and removing your gear can make these injuries worse.

Do Not Move Your Motorcycle

Leave your motorcycle where it landed in the crash. Moving your bike may further your injuries and can compromise important evidence. The position of your bike may indicate how you were hit, where you were hit, and the damage the crash caused to your motorcycle.

Contact Emergency Services (Dial 9-1-1)

After any accident, it is important to contact authorities to immediately report the accident and request medical attention to the accident scene.

Gather Information From the Accident Scene

Following an accident, it is extremely important to gather information and evidence from the scene. This includes:

  • Personal and insurance information from all drivers involved in the crash.
  • Witness statements and contact information from anyone who witnessed the crash.
  • Pictures and videos of the accident scene including any vehicle damage, injuries, roadway defects, and traffic signs and signals.

Request a Copy of the Police Report

Before leaving the accident scene, request a copy of the police report. Police reports are valuable pieces of evidence in personal injury claims and can be used to strengthen your claim.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don’t believe the injuries you have suffered are severe, it is important to visit a medical professional to have your injuries diagnosed and evaluated. Make sure to save any documents and receipts you receive from your doctor.

Call a Motorcycle Accident Attorney at The Barnes Firm

Before reporting your accident to your insurance company, contact The Barnes Firm and speak to one of our trusted motorcycle accident attorneys. Insurance companies have a habit of offering accident victims less money than they deserve to close out the accident claim quickly. Our attorneys can help you negotiate with insurance companies to help you get the compensation you deserve after an accident. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Injuries Resulting from a Motorcycle Accident

Unlike a car, motorcycles lack a protective barrier and often leave riders with more severe injuries after an accident. Some of the most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:

Regardless of the severity of your injuries, The Barnes Firm is here to help you get the best result possible for your motorcycle accident claim. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers.

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With decades of combined experience helping motorcycle accident victims, our team of attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible for your accident case. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

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