About Motorcycle Accidents

Posted on: 31 January 2020

No one wants to think about the possibility of being involved in an accident, especially someone who rides a motorcycle. However, you want to have a good grasp on what you would do if you were involved in an accident. While there are some things you can never fully prepare for, this article can prove to be a help if you are involved in a minor accident with your motorcycle. Here are some of the things that you should know, and some answers to questions that a lot of motorcycle riders tend to ask.

Think safety first

Don't just move if you find yourself in an accident, unless moving quickly is the best thing to do in order to get your self out of harm's way. Otherwise, you want to assess the situation and try to stay where you are until an ambulance arrives, if it is safe for you to do so. You don't know what injuries you may have sustained in your back, and moving may cause worse injuries. However, if you need to get out of the roadway asap, then try to do so in the least jarring way possible.

If you are able to move and you are as sure as one could be that you aren't seriously injured, then you want to try to get you and your motorcycle out of the road safely, to help prevent another accident that may happen should someone not see the motorcycle in the middle of the roadway, which can happen in certain situations. This is especially true in cases where other vehicles were involved in the accident because the bike may be hidden from plain sight and oncoming traffic could end up hitting it as they pass and are paying attention to the clearly visible cars involved in the crash.

Think about information

One thing to keep in mind is that you may feel zero pain after an accident and then be surprised by any amount of pain later on, after your adrenaline rush subsides. This is why you never want to go on your way assuming everything is fine. Always exchange contact information and insurance information with other involved parties, as well as with others who saw what happened. Also, consider having the police come out to take an accident report so it will be on file if you need to file a legal case later.

Think about legal counsel

It's a good idea to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney right away if you are considering a lawsuit or if you think the other party may open a case. An attorney will be able to give you advice, and they can take your case and represent you throughout the court process if you do decide to sue.