If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you know how hard it can be on the mind and body. Trying to recover from the accident and struggling financially can be overwhelming.
Whether you’re a new motorcycle rider or have been riding for years, there are some tips you can follow to make sure you are always riding safely and you know what to do if you get into an accident. If you have been in an accident and need help speak with a Sugar Land motorcycle accident lawyer.
Get to Safety
Getting into an accident can be a hectic moment. With the adrenaline pumping and your surroundings quickly changing, it can be normal to panic and forget to get to safety. Even if you aren’t badly injured, you should get off the road and into a safe area.
Never remove your protective gear. Leave everything on, including your helmet until the paramedics or medical service providers arrive.
Call Law Enforcement
Even if you are not injured and your motorcycle is okay, you need to call 911. Any time there is an accident, you should have a police report and evidence of the incident. You should also ensure there is documentation of any witnesses.
The police report is required when you file an insurance report and are seeking a settlement. You will also need the police report if you decide to file a lawsuit or if you want to pursue legal action against the other person involved in the accident.
Partnering with a Lawyer and the Insurance Company
Most people who have been in a car accident choose to partner with a lawyer to help them through the legal processes after a motorcycle accident. Sometimes the insurance company may try to give you a lower settlement than you deserve. Trying to negotiate with the insurance company on your own can be very difficult. Partnering with a lawyer can ensure your concerns are heard and you get a higher settlement.
Should you choose to file a lawsuit against the other person involved in the accident, you should also consider partnering with a lawyer. Filing the correct documents in court on your own can be confusing and difficult.
Personal injury lawyers can file the paperwork for you, as well as gather evidence and talk to witnesses. If the case needs to go to trial, a lawyer can also appear before the judge and jury to talk about the case.
Contacting a personal injury attorney is better done sooner than later. The more time they have to work on your case and prepare for court the better as it will help you win your case.
Get Ahold of a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you are looking to partner with a Sugar Land motorcycle accident lawyer, The Estes Law Firm is here for you. Call us at 281-205-8079. You can also fill out the contact form. We have experienced multilingual attorneys that are ready to help you and get you the compensation you deserve.