No one ever plans on being involved in a motorcycle accident, especially if you’re safe rider. That’s why it can be difficult to do the right thing after an accident occurs. The steps you take are crucial for holding the negligent party responsible for their actions, while also ensuring you’ll be able to recover lost wages and medical bills incurred as a result. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Organize Your Case
Determining fault for a car accident is a complex procedure with many different components. The more evidence you present to establish your case, the better the chance of success. Make a note of the time and place were the accident occurred, as well as the direction of all vehicles involved. If possible, take photos of damage to your motorcycle or document any injuries you’ve experienced. If you required medical care, include a copy of the diagnosis and recommended treatment. You can also include witness statements from any bystanders willing to testify.
Determine the Type of Accident Situation You Experienced
Accidents happen for all sorts of reasons. If you feel the other motorist was at fault, consider the reason accident occurred. Maybe the driver was distracted by a mobile device or a passenger conversation. Accidents can also occur because of traffic violations, such as speeding. There are even cases where a driver is inebriated behind the wheel, which is a major criminal offense.
Contact an Attorney
An attorney can review you evidence to determine if it has merit. He or she can also help you determine the appropriate amount of damages to ask for, which can be difficult to calculate on your own. Professional legal assistance also ensures that you file documents in a timely manner and to the correct offices. If the case ends up going to trial, your attorney will be able to provide representation in court.
The right attorney will also offer peace of mind as you navigate your case. Hinkle Law Offices, LLC. understand the common causes of driver negligence, including distracted driving behaviors. We also know that motorcyclists are often overlooked on the road, which can lead to senseless catastrophes. That’s why our attorneys are so dedicated to representing those who’ve been wronged by another driver’s negligence. Schedule a free consultation by calling 505-883-4357 today.