There is nothing like the thrill of riding through Dallas on a motorcycle, but you are always at risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accidents can be completely devastating if you are not prepared. Joe Knows Law has put together this guide to assist you if you find yourself in an unfortunate situation like a motorcycle accident.
The most important thing to do is to remain calm and clearheaded. With a clear head you can properly identify if you have any injuries and focus on what needs to be done.
Get Off the Road
If you can, move your bike and yourself to the side of the road so that you are not in danger of being hit by traffic. If you are injured, stay put and ask that any witnesses ignite flares or place other signals around the accident scene.
Call for Help
Call for medical or police assistance if you need to. If you are injured and unable to reach a phone, assign someone on the scene to call for help.
If you are able, get contact information of everyone involved in the motorcycle accident. Gather names, phone numbers, addresses, and insurance information of the person who hit you. Record names and phone numbers of witnesses. This information will be valuable to you later on.
Contact an Attorney
If you were injured or suffered property damage due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to compensation. Call a few attorneys who are experienced in motorcycle accident and personal injury law. Schedule a consultation and speak with them about your case. A good attorney will provide you with their strategy in moving forward with your lawsuit.