What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcyclists are at a greater risk than any other driver on the road due to their relative lack of protection. Errors on behalf of a driver in a larger motor vehicle can lead to a serious accident resulting in severe injuries to motorcyclists.
After an accident, it can be difficult to remain calm, especially if you are injured. Depending on the extent of your injuries, there are a few steps that you should take. Once you have called law enforcement and requested medical attention, assess the situation to the best of your abilities. If you are able to, take pictures of your injuries and the damage caused to your motorcycle. In the event that an insurance representative shows up and tries to get you to sign anything, refuse to do so without a lawyer present.
When accidents like this happen, it is important that you take action and consult with a Rolla motorcycle accident lawyer. The team at Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C. can help you pursue justice regardless of the severity of your loved one’s injuries, from broken bones and road rash to spinal cord injuries and head trauma.
Regardless of the exact cause of your accident, Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C. strives to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries. We represent clients in Waynesville, St. Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, Steelville, Salem, and Houston, and throughout mid-Missouri.
At our firm, we know just how much motorcycle accidents can affect you or your loved one. In addition to extensive injuries that require long-term care or rehabilitation, a motorcycle accident can leave you unable to return to work. Whatever the cause of the accident may be, seeking legal counsel from a Rolla motorcycle accident lawyer is in your best interest. You deserve compensation to cover your expenses and we can help.
Though motorcycles are a fun and convenient form of transportation, they can also put riders at a serious risk of injury.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Failing to yield
- Bad weather conditions
- Distracted driving
- Disobeying traffic signals