What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
The aftermath of any type of collision or wreck can be traumatizing. Adrenaline kicks in after about three seconds, making it difficult for you to think clearly and take important precautions to protect yourself. Since motorcyclists lack the external protection of a regular vehicle, they are three times more vulnerable to serious injuries after a motorcycle accident.
If you are badly hurt and unable to complete the essential steps necessary to protect your claim after an accident, it is all the more important that you contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter. We can handle the legal complexities of your claim from start to finish while you focus on making a full recovery from your injuries.
Protecting Yourself After a Motorcycle Accident
Your first priority after any kind of accident should be to seek medical attention, regardless of whether or not you appear to be seriously injured. Certain types of injuries – including traumatic brain injury and whiplash – often do not show symptoms until days or even weeks after an accident takes place.
Once you have been examined by a medical professional, be sure to:
- Gather contact information. Obtain the names, addresses, phone numbers, license information, and insurance information of all drivers involved in the accident. Also collect the contact information of any witnesses at the scene.
- Document the accident scene. Take photographs of the scene, including every vehicle involved in the collision, damage and injuries, road conditions, and any other environmental factors that might have influenced the accident.
- Consult with an attorney. This step can significantly affect the outcome of your claim. When victims try to take matters into their own hands, they often miss important details or evidence that could positively impact their case. An experienced attorney is also prepared to negotiate with insurance companies to secure the full measure of compensation that you deserve.
Why Choose Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter?
As a motorcyclist, you have rights that other motorists do not have. Reconstructing the scene of your accident may also prove more difficult, since many motorcycle accidents are not caused by a direct collision at all – simply by the reckless driving of another motorist.
Our attorneys at Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter have years of experience investigating and successfully pursuing a wide variety of motorcycle accident claims. With continuous recognition from defense lawyers, insurance companies, and our peers in the legal community, we have a reputation as one of the top personal injury firms in Florida.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, you can feel secure entrusting your claim to us. Contact our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free case evaluation.