What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
A motorcycle accident can be a scary and confusing experience. Many people are not sure of what to do or who to speak with after a crash. At the law office of Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville, our team has helped many victims of motorcycle accidents navigate the complicated legal process after an accident and know exactly what you should do after a crash. To learn more, call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Check for Injured People
The first thing to do after a motorcycle accident is to check for injured people after the crash. Make sure that everyone is accounted for and take stock of the extent of their injuries. Call 9-1-1 right away, even if you are not sure if any injuries are serious.
Get Immediate Medical Treatment
You and any other injured person after a motorcycle accident should seek immediate medical treatment. This is important for two reasons, the first being that you may have more serious injuries than you realize that can only be identified by a healthcare professional. Oftentimes, internal injuries like bleeding or organ damage are not immediately recognizable after a crash but do require immediate medical treatment. Second, seeking immediate medical treatment creates contemporaneous documentation about the extent of your injuries, which is incredibly useful in future claims for damages.
Take Photos of the Scene
If possible, take photos and videos of the scene of the accident. Take pictures of the property damage, where the accident occurred, and any injuries. Be sure to capture the time of day, any inclement weather conditions, traffic lights or signs, and anything else that may be helpful to your case. Request a copy of the accident report from the police and take the contact information of any witnesses to the crash.
Keep a Record of Your Medical Care and Rehabilitation
After the accident, keep a record or journal of your care and rehabilitation. This includes keeping all receipts related to your medical bills, property damage, and wage loss in addition to maintaining a daily journal about your progress in rehabilitation. All of this can be used as evidence when calculating the economic and noneconomic damages caused by the motorcycle accident.
Talk to a Lawyer
Finally, you should speak with a Tennessee lawyer that has experience representing motorcycle accident victims after a crash. Do not talk with an insurance adjuster or anyone else about the details of the accident before speaking with a lawyer. An attorney can advise you on your rights and next steps in order to protect your claims and begin the process of getting you the compensation that you deserve after an accident.
Reach Out to Us Today for Help
To learn more about what you should do after a motorcycle accident, or to learn more about your legal options for compensation after a crash, call or contact Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free consultation of your case today with one of our experienced Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys.