What to do After a Motorcycle Accident?

Being involved in any vehicle accident is a life-changing experience. Having a motorcycle accident can especially result in more injury and even fatalities.

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and not sure where to start; you’re not alone. The Law Offices of Rodriguez Interiano Hanson & Rogers is here to help with the entire process.

 

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Make Sure All Parties Are Physically Well

Whether it is one rider or two, make sure that all parties involved are physically okay after the accident. If medical assistance is needed, call 9-11 or have someone call for you. If any injury is involved; large or small, it’s important to have a medical professional look into it, as any small injury can quickly become a larger problem down the road. Injuries sustained such as concussions can often go undetected and, in some cases, result in a fatal situation.

 

Call The Police

After an accident, it’s important to contact the police in order to make a documented police report on the accident itself. This is important for insurance purposes. Whether this means repairs/replacement of the motorcycle or any medical expenses for any sustained injury. A proper police report can mean the difference between paying several hundred dollars out of pocket to thousands of dollars.  

 

Ask Witnesses For Information

When an accident happens, the parties involved many times don’t recall the cause of the accident. The whole process can be an out of body type of experience and result in needing the help of other witnesses to collect the correct information as to what transpired. If physically able, walk around the site and ask witnesses that saw the accident what they saw. The more specific details such as the description of the car (if they drove off) the license plate number, the speed that they were most likely going at the time or any other information that can be gathered, will help you relay this to the police report.  

 

Contact Our Kennewick Attorney

After knowing that yourself or you and the second rider are physically okay, you’ve gathered all the necessary information from other witnesses and what you believe happened to the police, it’s time to contact our accident attorney in Kennewick. This is especially needed if 1. You believe the accident was not your fault or 2. Any minor or major injuries resulted from the accident. Rodriguez Interiano Hanson & Rogers Law Offices can help with this process from start to finish to make sure you obtain justice. Injuries sustained from motorcycle accidents can cause stress or even life-altering changes. We will work with you to help tackle medical and insurance bills. Talk to us today to get started!