Motorcycle accidents are becoming increasingly common in and around Fayetteville, Georgia. This calls for more caution as you use our busy roads. More importantly, you need to be prepared in the unfortunate event that you’re involved in a motorcycle accident.
Here is exactly what you need to do after a motorcycle accident –
- Relocate to a safe place
To avoid even more accidents, you need to ensure the safety of yourself and everyone else involved in the accident. If you are severely injured to the point where you are unable to move yourself, try to lie in a comfortable position and wait for professional medical help. If you’re not in immediate need of medical attention, use your best judgment to move everyone you can to a point of safety.
- Call the emergency number – 911
As soon as you’re in a safe place, call 911 to get emergency help. Do not assume that your injuries are minor, because not all motorcycle accident injuries are immediately visible. Sometimes victims suffer internal injuries. Similarly, don’t assume that anyone else is fine judging solely by their appearance.
- Gather information about the incident
Gather as much information about the incident as possible. Some of the information that you need to collect includes vehicle registration, license plate numbers, driver’s license, insurance provider and policy number.
Be aggressive in your information collection. Remember that the longer you wait, the easier it becomes to forget minor details. Take pictures of the accident site and try to take notes on the events leading up to the motorcycle accident.
- Gather witnesses information
Get the personal information of witnesses of the accident. Be sure to note their names, addresses, contact information and other relevant details.
- Discuss the accident only with the police and your attorney
Avoid making statements about the motorcycle accident unless you’re talking to the police or discussing it with your attorney. Do not admit liability.
Remember to note the incident number given to you by the police office. If the officer requests to arrest and take you into custody, do not resist.
Although, most of these actions can be difficult if you are seriously injured anything you can do will ultimately help you during your settlement, either in or out of court. Contact the Law Office of Richard D. Hobbs & Associates if you have any additional questions.