Although there are less motorcycles on the road than trucks and cars in the U.S., motorcyclists account for 14% of traffic fatalities, which is an increase of 20% over the last ten years. It’s not secret that if you get in a motorcycle wreck that you end up injured if not worse, so the real question is what to do after a motorcycle accident.
Steps to take after a motorcycle accident:
- If possible, move to the side of the road
- Call police to report the motorcycle crash
- Make note of any witnesses to the motorcycle wreck
- Seek medical treatment for your injuries
- Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney
It is especially important to follow these steps after a motorcycle crash as they will help keep you safe and help in your case to recover compensation. Be sure to take pictures at the scene for your own records as well as information of other drivers involved and witnesses to the wreck. Seeking medical attention after the wreck is crucial even if you feel fine as your adrenaline is running and you may have internal injuries from the crash. Lastly contacting an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is necessary as not all lawyers have the experience and expertise to handle such a case.
At Chhabra & Gibbs P.A., we have 130+ years of combined experience handling motorcycle accidents, car accidents, 18-wheeler wrecks, and any other personal injury type cases. Our dedicated team of lawyers and paralegals will walk you through the process and make sure you get the maximum compensation for your wreck.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our team to get a FREE consultation about your case. We are standing by 24/7 to help, so call us at 601-948-8005. For more personal injury news visit msinjurylaw.com.