Motorcycle accidents happen often and are often the result of negligent drivers. Of course, there are many other factors that cause motorcycle accidents, such as:
- Bad weather
- Poor road conditions
Whatever the cause, it’s important to understand the proper steps to take following a motorcycle accident to help ensure a proper recovery.
1. Check Yourself for Injuries
The first thing to do after an accident is to check if you sustained any injuries. While it might feel as if you weren’t injured, it’s important to remember that following your accident you will experience a rush of adrenaline that will likely suppress your pain. That’s why it’s crucial for your recovery to check your body for injuries. If you’ve been injured, remain still as you wait for paramedics to arrive.
2. Photograph the Accident Scene
Seeking compensation following an accident can be challenging. Taking pictures at the scene of the accident will give you evidence to support your case, should you need one. Be sure you take pictures of everything before it is moved.
You want to make sure you include pictures of:
- Damage to vehicles
- Any contributing conditions (weather, potholes, etc.)
After taking photographs, it is crucial for you to exchange information with the other parties involved.
3. Call 911
Calling local police will ensure that an accident report is created. An official police report will do wonders for supporting your personal injury case. You want to ask the officer for their name, badge number, and for a copy of the accident report.
4. Move out of Traffic
As soon as you are well enough and able to, make sure you move your bike out of traffic. You don’t want to cause additional harm to yourself or others on the road by leaving it where it is.
5. Work with an Experienced Attorney
The final step following your accident should be to get in touch with a trusted Tennessee personal injury attorney to discuss your recovery. Working with a personal injury attorney will allow you to seek the compensation you deserve to properly recover from your accident, and return to the most normal version of your life possible.
At Meade Law Group, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has been helping accident victims return to their best lives possible for countless years.
Don’t let an accident change the way you live forever. Our team can help. Call (423) 464-7779 today to learn more.