The Do's and Don't After a Motorcycle Accident
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA ") reported that nearly 4,957 people died and 93,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2012. While we hope you are never involved in a motorcycle accident, knowing what to do and what not to do after an accident occurs is important to every motorcyclist. The NH Motorcycle Accident Lawyers have more than 20 years of riding experience. Our lawyers offer the do’s and don’ts of what to do following a motorcycle accident. Our New Hampshire based injury lawyers handle all aspects of motorcycle cases.Do's
- Document the accident scene. Take pictures of the entire area of the scene and surrounding areas. Draw a map of the positions of vehicles while it’s fresh in your mind. If you cannot return to the accident scene to take pictures for yourself or analyze the bike, have a friend or a loved one do that for you. Professional photos are not required, but it’s important to document all aspects of the scene as soon as possible. Things you might think are unimportant may become crucial factors in your case once evaluated by a professional motorcycle accident attorney.
- Hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. It’s a good idea to hire an experienced Manchester NH motorcycle crash lawyer. Having an experienced professional working on your behalf is critical to a successful recovery for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
- Don’t discuss who is or was at fault with the other driver.
- Don’t be in a hurry to talk to the other driver’s insurance company. There is no reason for you to be in a rush to tell your side of the story. You do not have to make any statements about the accident to the other insurer’s claims adjuster until you feel prepared to. Under no circumstances should you try to relay the facts of the collision to the insurer while you are in shock or if you’re on pain medication. Generally, the better practice is to allow your lawyer to handle all communication with the driver’s insurance company. Insurance investigators and representatives are well trained. Their job is to help the insurance company pay the lowest amount possible or even nothing, so don’t be in a rush to talk to them.
- Don’t be in a rush to fix your bike until you can document the damage. You are entitled to compensation for your property damage. Don’t settle your claim before a comprehensive examination of your motorcycle has been performed.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire and want experienced motorcycle accident lawyers, contact the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at 1-888-511-1010. Our personal injury attorneys are longtime motorcycle riders who will provide you with a free telephone consultation to determine the best course of action.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers is a trade name of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. Our New Hampshire injury lawyers are experienced motorcyclists who are dedicated to serving the needs of the motorcycle community. We have a proven record and want to help you through the difficult, and often confusing, times after a motorcycle accident or motorcycle crash in New Hampshire.