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6 Things to do if involved in a Motorcycle Accident

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Motorcycle accidents have a reputation for being some of the deadliest.
Motorcycles offer little protection to riders in the event of an
accident; therefore the injuries are often severe requiring long recovery
periods.


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Motorcycle accidents have a reputation for being some of the deadliest.
Motorcycles offer little protection to riders in the event of an
accident; therefore the injuries are often severe requiring long recovery
periods.

Usually, motorcycle accidents are not the biker’s fault. Due to the size
difference between a motorcycle and passenger vehicle, motorcycles are
harder to see and are frequently lost in the passenger vehicle’s “blind
spot.” Due to this fact biker’s are often sideswiped by vehicles that
simply did not see them.

Some shocking statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration show that motorcyclists are 32 times more likely to die in
an accident than passenger vehicle occupants, and 6 times more likely to
suffer injuries. It is important to remember that biker’s are entitled to
compensation for injuries due to someone else’s negligence as well as
passenger vehicle drivers.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident it is important to remember
the following things:
1.    Report the accident to police. The police report is helpful to your
auto accident injury lawyer in determining fault.
2.    Record the names and statements of witnesses to your accident. Take
pictures and record any unusual circumstances or whether that may have
contributed to the accident. This will be especially useful should your
case go to court.
3.    Do not speak with any insurance agents or adjusters that may show
up at the scene. This is an unscrupulous tactic sometimes used to get
people to admit fault or say something that could hurt their claim.
4.    Call your insurance company to report the accident. Do not speak
with the other party’s insurance carrier. Let your motorcycle accident
injury lawyer deal with them.
5.    Even if you feel you haven’t sustained a serious injury, it is a
good idea to get checked out by a physician. Some brain injuries do not
show up right away and insurance companies may be reluctant to pay for an
injury later on.
6.    Contact a motorcycle accident injury lawyer as soon as possible.

				
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