After a Motorcycle Accident
What Should I Do After My Motorcycle Accident Injury?
You've been injured in a motorcycle accident. Now what? No doubt you're confused, frustrated, and trying your best to piece things together. With missed time at work, the pain and suffering from your injury, and medical bills piling up, you're probably looking for the right steps to take to get your life back on track.
Our law firm has put together a list of steps you should consider after you've been in a motorcycle accident. Knowing what's most important can help you get a handle on your situation and get your life back on track.
Statutes of limitations restrict the time period that a person can file a lawsuit.
A personal injury action must be filed within two years of the date when the injury occurred.
However, there is a "discovery rule," which, in limited cases, extends the time for filing a personal injury action.
Follow These Steps After Your Motorcycle Accident
The dust has settled and you're dealing with injuries from your motorcycle crash. Here's what you should do:
- Seek Medical Treatment Immediately – You may have already gone to the hospital after your accident. If not and you're experiencing pain, make sure you see a doctor. Your health is of the utmost importance.
- Collect Your Documents – You or a loved one should sit down and arrange the insurance documents you have after the accident. Know the exact parameters of your policy. If your accident involved another vehicle, be sure to have the driver's insurance information as well. Collect the police report from your accident as well.
- Call Your Insurance Company – If you haven't reported the accident, make sure to do so. Don't give them a statement if they ask. Even your own insurance company may not have your best interests at heart. It's your legal right to say, "No."
- Contact An Attorney – Your injury may come with more than just physical side effects. Medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering can change your life after an accident. So contact an attorney and get what's fair after an accident.
Handling the Other Driver's Insurance
We recommend that you avoid talking to the other driver's insurance company as much as possible. They are solely concerned with their bottom line – not your wellbeing. So it's important to keep the following in mind if they contact you:
- Never provide a recorded statement – they'll attempt to use it against you!
- Don't give them medical authorization
- Don't discuss your medical condition with them
- Don't try to settle your case alone
- Don't agree to meet with them
There's no benefit in meeting with the other driver's insurance company. They'll do their best to force a cheap settlement on you, and you could be left holding the bill for your injuries.
Let our attorneys go to work for you. We handle insurance companies, so you can focus on getting better. For over 35 years, we've been helping injured motorcyclists get the fair compensation they deserve.
Contact Our Legal Professionals
Suffering an injury after a motorcycle accident can be devastating. You may be worrying about how to provide for your family if you're unable to return to work. With all the questions you have, you're just looking for some answers. That's why we're here. We can help.
Our consultations are absolutely free. Contact us any time, and we'll get you the answers you need. You can call us 24/7 at 412-394-1000 or reach us online by completing the form located in the top right corner of this page.
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