Californians love the open road, but the open road doesn't always like them. Motorcycle accidents can be especially gruesome, given the vulnerability of the rider.
If you are lucky, you recover fully. Very often, the types of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident are severe, if not deadly, including:
- Head and neck injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal injury
- Broken and crushed bones
- Road burns and disfigurement
- Serious internal injuries
- Wrongful death
- Broken pelvis
What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident to Protect My Rights?
Don't try to tough it out when your rights are at stake. If you have suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident from the negligence of another person, it is essential that you take appropriate steps to protect your rights and pursue compensation.
First, you will want to get an examination from a doctor. If the accident was serious, you will likely be taken to the emergency room. If not, however, see a medical care provider at your earliest ability. Take heed of what they tell you to do and document the appointment, including pain, what was said, and any other notes that might be useful for your case.
While still at the scene of the accident, collect contact information of the drivers involved, their insurance company, and witnesses. Document all other important information as well, including license plate numbers.
If possible, get photographic evidence of the scene of the accident. Your smartphone will do just fine in taking a few pictures to be used as evidence.
At some point after the motorcycle accident, it will be important to obtain a police report. It might take law enforcement a few days to get the report together, but the sooner you can get this, the better.
Lastly but very importantly, you will want to get the help of a knowledgeable and trustworthy Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer.
Should I Get a Lawyer for My Motorcycle Accident?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, then you should immediately contact a lawyer for legal assistance. Whether you are facing minor or catastrophic injuries, an attorney can help you navigate the process of filing a personal injury claim if applicable.
A Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney can help you determine if you have a legitimate claim, will ensure your rights are protected, and will give you the time to focus on recovering. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact our Sacramento firm.
In cases of serious injury, our firm often uses its skills and resources to seek compensation for injuries and for medical treatment and rehabilitation, lost pay and job retraining, plus compensation for the physical and emotional pain your injury has caused you.
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In worst-case situations, cyclists die in the accident, or in the days and weeks following the accident. When this happens we often file wrongful death suits to compensate family members for their loss of a spouse, parent, companion or child.
If you are injured or disabled following a motorcycle crash caused by another party, you have the right to seek compensation. Eliot Reiner works with injured persons and surviving family members throughout Placer County and surrounding areas.
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