For most people, hitting the open road on the back of a motorcycle is their idea of a great time. Nearly 5,000 fatalities occur each year due to motorcycle related accidents. Driving a motorcycle can be very dangerous, which is why staying alert and out of harm’s way is a must. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will need to work hard to get some evidence. When an accident occurs to no fault of your own, you will need evidence in order to file suit against the negligent party. The following are some of the things you need to do after a motorcycle accident.
Record the Damage To Your Motorcycle
The first thing you need to do when involved in a motorcycle accident is to take pictures of the damage your bike has sustained. By doing this, you will be able to show your lawyer pictures of the damage and allow them to better assess the monetary compensation you may eligible for. Be sure to get pictures from every angle to show the full extent of what happened.
Take Pictures of The Other Vehicles Involved in the Crash
The next thing you need to do is take pictures of the other vehicles involved in the crash. When taking the pictures, be sure to get a wide shot to show how the vehicle is sitting and where it is in relation to your bike. Make sure you get a picture of the license plate of the other car so your lawyer can accurately identify who it belongs to.
Injuries You have Sustained
You will also need to take pictures of the injuries you have sustained as a result of the accident. If your safety gear was mangled during the crash, you need to take pictures of it as well. Recording your injuries is important when trying to get compensation for the negligent party in the wreck.
Things You Need to Keep Up With After the Wreck
Once the dust has settled from your motorcycle wreck, you will need to focus on keeping up with a few different things like:
- Medical Bills- Any time you have to go in to the doctor to get treated for your injuries, you will need to get documentation. Getting this documentation is essential when filing suit and trying to get compensation for your injuries.
- Transportation Costs- If you are having to drive back and forth to the doctor’s office multiple times a month, be sure to record the mileage. In some cases, your lawyer will be able to get your travel costs compensated when filing suit.
- Time Off of Work- In some instances, the injuries you sustain in a motorcycle accident will prohibit you from working. Keeping up with the amount of time you have been out of work due to injury is wise when trying to get the right amount of monetary compensation.
Let Us Help You!
The team at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. are here to help you pick up the pieces following a motorcycle accident. Call us at 561-687-5660 to schedule a free consultation. We have helped many people involved in motorcycle accidents get the money they deserve and can do the same for you.