A motorcycle accident may outcome in high emotions and extreme injuries. You may find yourself in an emotionally unsound state whether it is your fault or someone’s else. It is vital to remain relax and take the best steps after the accident because your actions can have important consequences when you end up filling your insurance claim or any other legal issues. What you do quickly at the scene of the accident and even afterwards is key.

Check whether the parties involved are perfect

First and foremost, check yourself and others for injuries. If any person is hurt, call 911 quickly. Calling for help will not make you legally responsible in anyway. If every person is safe, turn off the engine and switch on the danger lights.

Take photos

Getting images of the accident scene is vital but you need to make sure that is safe for you to do. If you are not wounded, you can use your camera or phone and try to make sure you get images from different angles. You may also want to take images of the surrounding atmosphere because it could help to  strong your case. You can also take a video of the aftermath of the motorcycle accident.

Call the police

After the motorcycle clash, call the police if:

  • You think the other driver is lacks insurance or intoxicated
  • If you guess the other driver caused the accident on purpose
  • Someone is seriously wounded

You can talk the accident with the police officer who is allocated to investigate it. During this communication, do not admit liability. Most vitally, do not give any statements until you get in touch with your attorney. Your attorney will then direct you on the steps to take.

Get witness statements

Witness statement can support you to prove your claim and paint an image of the motorcycle accident. Ensure you get the contact details of a few people who witnessed the motorcycle clash before leaving the scene. If you can, write down the witness accounts of the collapse detailing all they observed.

You may also want to record the following detail at the accident scene:

  • Model, make and number plate of the car/motorcycle involved in the crash
  • Date and time of the accident
  • Driving situations such as weather, road quality, and lighting
  • Involved parties that were wounded
  • If you write the only person involved in the collapse and damaged private property, leave a note where the owner you can view. You may find yourself in a serious issue if your number plate is caught on camera later.

Contact a lawyer

You will need to help of Ponton Law firm, preferably one who experts in motorcycle accident cases. Call lawyer if:

  • You are badly accused of causing the accident
  • You have suffered injuries or linked costs because of the motorcycle accident
  • The insurance firm has refused to compensate

Notify the insurance firm

Get in touch with your insurance firm. They will ask for some detail including:

  • Your motorcycle registration number, policy number
  • Your motorcycle insurance details and
  • Details of the other cyclists/drivers involved where applicable