Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With spring in full swing and summer around the corner, it is motorcycle riding season. If you or a love one is an owner of a motorcycle its important understand and formulate a plan to understand what to do after an accident. The topic of what to do in the event of a motorcycle accident, is one that is not pleasant to discuss, but should be. Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyers of the Wolfson Law Firm has formulated a roadmap with steps to take if you ever find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident.
Seek Medical Treatment
The most important and initial step to make after an accident, is to seek medical treatment. After an accident it is your best interest to seek professional to assess any damage to the body. Medical professional should be seen even if you don’t have any symptoms or pain. The thing with accidents, pain or symptoms may not occur right away, but can worsen over time, and even require surgery. It’s good to go get checked out and let the health care professional know the purpose of the checkup.
Snap Photos of the Accident as Evidence
You may not need to take pictures but that is your best interest. Also get pictures of the other person’s driver’s license and insurance card. It is also important to get pictures of the scene of the accident and pictures of the damage to the vehicles. Take as many pictures as possible, paying close attention to skid marks, intersections, etc.. All this evidence can be used by your lawyers in determining how they do what in the best interest of their client.
Get Witness Information
Ask any witness if they would willing to share their contact information just in case your lawyer need eyewitness testimony to corroborate statements. Explaining things to the police is encouraged by lawyers. Any information shared with police officer is confidential and can’t be used in court.
Pay Attention to what others say
This is important because, based on the statements of others, an admission of guilt or fault may be revealed in conversations. If you suspect the other driver is under the influence of illegal substance, its best if you mention this to the police officer at the scene of the accident. By reporting any possible impairment from drugs or alcohol can be very beneficial in the long run.
Keep any clothing worn during the accident. The clothing worn during the time of the accident can potential be used as evidence while filling a claim?
Retain a Good Motorcycle Lawyer
It’s very important, if you are a motorcycle owner, to retain the services of a good motorcycle lawyer. Motorcycle lawyers will guide you through the process during these most trying times. Motorcycle lawyers will guide you through the process of contacting the other driver’s insurance company. It’s important not be cheap and fall for an unqualified lawyer, you usually get what you pay for and motorcycle lawyers are not an area to be cheap.