Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries. It is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately after your crash. If you have questions about what to do after a motorcycle accident — such as when to file a claim, contact an attorney, or speak with insurance companies — read this article for pertinent information.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident | Advice for the Scene of the Crash
The very first thing you should be doing after the accident is getting medical attention. Your health is paramount to anything else. If you are in dire need of a doctor, don’t worry about collecting photos and videos of the scene, witness’ statements, contact information, or insurance information from the other driver. You can have someone else do this for you such as a police officer, a friend you call upon for help, or even an attorney you contact right away to get there and investigate. More often than not, the police officer responding to the accident will make out an accident report with all the insurance information you will need to file a claim anyway. You can even call us as soon as possible after the accident and we can get on the scene and do all the evidence collection for you if need be. We don’t want you hanging around taking photos if it’s going to make your condition worse. Whether you accept an ambulance ride, go to an urgent care, or go to see your primary physician, you absolutely must get your injuries checked out and start treatment for them as soon as possible if you need it.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident | Do Not Give Recorded Statements
When you are recovering from the accident, sometimes even when you’re still in the hospital, the insurance company adjuster will call you asking for a recorded statement. You are in no way obligated to talk to them. You could tell them that it was indeed you who was in the accident, but after that, you don’t want to answer their questions. They will not give you fair questions to answer. Everything they ask you will be geared towards their own goals. They want to be able to drop your case or reduce the compensation they give you and they will twist your words to accomplish that. When they call you, you can refer them to your attorney.
Our Tampa Bay motorcycle accident attorneys at PERENICH The Law Firm have devoted their professional careers to representing innocent victims of motorcycle and scooter accidents throughout greater Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and New Port Richey areas. Contact PERENICH The Law Firm today.