Traffic safety experts state that motorcycle accidents are often worse than automobile collisions because the motorcyclist has less protection than a car accident victim. Additionally, motorcycles are typically more difficult to control than cars, equipped with fewer safety features, and tend to possess less braking power. All of these factors, along with a motorcycle being more difficult to see, especially in blind spots, can lead to a collision.
Below are steps an individual should take if they ever find themselves in a motorcycle accident.
Gather Pertinent Information
Provided those involved in the accident do not require emergency medical attention, motorcycle accident victims should record contact and insurance information from all other parties.
If possible, take photographs of the accident to give to police officers and attorney. Victims should also make careful notes about what happened before, during, and after the accident for future reference. It is also important to collect police reports and medical records.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if the victim feels fine, it is important to receive a medical assessment to make sure they have not sustained any injuries. Not all injuries manifest immediately. A medical examination could also provide important evidence for personal injury litigation.
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If you have been a victim of a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to call us. Motorcycle accidents present their own unique set of problems, but you can rest assured that the attorneys at Grayson & Grayson, LLC are competent and able to help you with your personal injury case.