What to do after a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents have steadily increased in Philadelphia, and with it so to have crash-related motorcycle deaths. The first thing to do after a motorcycle accident, even before exchanging insurance information with the other driver, is to acknowledge that you were just involved in a bodily shocking event. Motorcycle accidents can occur quickly and without warning. For example, you and your passenger are out one beautiful spring day, when all of a sudden a car from the right lane decides to negligently lane change, and you and your passenger are subsequently cut off, causing your motorcycle to skid and rip from underneath you. Resulting in you and your passenger potentially being thrown or dragged along, and depending on your protective head and body gear worn, serious bodily injury could easily be sustained.
If you were to find yourself in such a situation try to remain relaxed, and composed. You want to take your time and make sure you are physically able to move without further aggravating any injury sustained from the motorcycle crash. Often times, people want to jump up as if to show that they were able to walk away from a harrowing event without injury, only to find the next day they are barely able to move. It is best to be fully cleared by medical personnel before returning to your normal routine after surviving a motorcycle accident. Especially true in accidents dealing with personal injury, remember that your body was just involved in a trauma and it is perfectly normal to need some time and assistance before fully recovering. The Philadelphia based law firm of Rosenbaum and Associates are a highly experienced personal injury law firm with a litigation department working to ensure their clients receive the compensation they deserve.
Depending on the situation some of these options may not all be possible, you have to do what is best for you in the given situation. If you are in a remote area, or are traveling late at night, contact the local police and wait for police to arrive taking an ambulance or driving yourself to the hospital. Make sure to take pictures of the damage as well as any physical signs; such as, were there tire marks in the road? How was your motorcycle hit? Wait for the police before moving your vehicles, unless them staying in their current position would place your life in danger. Did one particular side take the brunt of the force? If while on your motorcycle you were at a stop sign or merging onto a ramp, which driver had the right of way? While many people believe that they will remember all of the little nuisances of a crash, shortly afterwards the brain begins to loose many of those little details. Therefore taking pictures or video as a memory jogger, including taking note of things like the weather and the condition of the roads at the time of impact, can help you later on if you decide to bring a negligence claim against the other driver.
If you or a loved one was severely injured in a motorcycle accident the Philadelphia based firm may be able to help you recover just compensation, and to determine whether you have grounds for a case, please contact us online or call 1 800 7 LEGAL 7 for a Free Case Evaluation.