According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were a total of 392 motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injury, and an additional 152 riders killed throughout 2009. With these types of statistics, it is imperative for riders to recognize what to do after a motorcycle accident to avoid further complications.
There is no doubt that motorcycles offer a great source of enjoyment to riders, along with the ability to experience the freedom of the open road. However, driving a motorcycle is also a dangerous activity and can have some serious repercussions when a rider is involved in an accident.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Lewis & Keller have great sympathy for riders injured due to the negligent actions of another individual. Therefore, we will stand by these riders and assist them in exploring their legal options while seeking the maximum compensation benefits for their injuries.
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Types of Motorcycle Accidents
In order to understand what to do following a motorcycle accident, it is essential to understand the different types of motorcycle accidents. These accidents may be caused at any instance and often cause injuries and damages to the riders and their bike. Some common types of motorcycle accidents include:
- Blind spot accidents
- Car vs. motorcycle accidents
- Motorcyclist negligence
- Rear-end collisions
- Single motorcycle accidents
- Speed related accidents
- Truck vs. motorcycle accidents
Often times, a single motorcycle accident may occur when a motorcycles loses control of their bike. This can be caused by their own negligent actions, driver inexperience, or trying to avoid a road hazard. In any case, there are certain steps to take following a motorbike crash.
Steps To Take Following a Motorbike Crash
As responsible members of our Winston-Salem community, and supporters of motorcycle awareness, our attorneys would like to inform riders of the proper steps to take following a motorbike crash. These steps may be critical while developing a case against a negligent individual who caused losses and damages after an accident with you and your motorcycle.
Often times, the aftermath of an accident may be confusing and scary, especially if there were injuries and large amounts of damages caused. Therefore, it is necessary to document as much information as possible prior to leaving the scene of an accident, this is one of the biggest mistakes most accident victims fail to do.
Some steps to take following a motorbike crash include:
- Call 9-1-1
- Call the police
- Check for any injuries
- Take pictures and videos of the scene
- Exchange driver information
- Exchange witness information
- Provide detailed statement to the police
- Wait for medical personnel to assess injuries
- Report accident to insurance agency
- Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney
It is highly advised to avoid speaking with anyone other than law enforcement officials regarding the accident. There may be investigators or insurance representatives that appear at the scene of the accident, it is important not to speak to these individuals.
In any case, it is recommended to wait for a medical professional to assess all injuries, or potential injuries following an accident in order to document all injuries sustained. This information can be used by our attorneys to formulate a robust case against the negligent and injury causing individuals or entities.
Need Help? Contact a Winston-Salem Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
At Lewis & Keller, we have achieved over $10 million in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients and have the skills and experience to handle your specific motorcycle accident litigation. Our team of attorneys all operate on a contingency fee basis, so we will not even charge you for our services unless a favorable verdict or settlement has been established and you recover for your losses and damages.
Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina our attorneys are able to serve throughout the entire area and elsewhere. Some of the local areas we serve include:
Of course, our attorneys also serve the surrounding towns, suburbs, and cities. For more information about our services, and how we can help you, we welcome you to contact our law firm at 866-299-1769 today. If you would rather have our law firm contact you, simply complete our “Free Case Evaluation” form at the bottom of this page. It is completely free and all information entered will remain strictly confidential.