Friday, June 22, 2007

Motorcycle Accident Dos

Being involved in a motorcycle accident is a serious matter and a traumatic experience. A person may sustain serious injuries as a result of a bike accident. Also, the moments after an accident can be overwhelming and confusing to the rider.

If you are ever involved in a bike accident, the first thing to do is to call the police or have someone else call them immediately for you. In the meantime, collect all the necessary information that you think will help the police in their accident investigation, like the names and contact details of the parties involved in the collision as well as vehicle registration and insurance information. You should also provide the police officer with the facts, as you know them and answer all their questions regarding the accident.

The police officer at the scene will make a report on the accident and you need to provide him with a clear and detailed information of the accident so that it will be reflected in the report and a possible recommendation can be properly made by the officer. Similarly, don’t forget to secure a copy of the police report. This will aid you as evidence when presenting your claim against the negligent party.

Next is to get medical attention as soon as possible. You may be dazed and confused from the accident and you may not feel anything wrong at the moment and not notice your own injuries but it is best to seek medical attention immediately. You also need the medical report and record to prove your claim for medical costs and possible pain and suffering if you sustain serious injuries necessitating long periods of treatments as well as future surgeries.

As soon as you are able to, call your insurance agent or your insurance company to notify them that there has been an accident. This will help your insurance company to facilitate your insurance claim promptly and probably aid in the quick appraisal of any damage your vehicle may have sustained as a result of the accident.

Last but not the least important, you should contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury claims like the lawyers of the Mesriani Law Group. They will help you preserve and pursue your just and reasonable claims.

Remember, the worst thing you can do after an accident is to deal with the insurance companies on your own. Their interests are actually at odds with your claims and they all have ready lawyers to protect them from claims. Protect yourself after the accident. Hire a lawyer and level the playing field.