When a motorcycle accident occurs there are steps followed in order to protect your right to bring a personal injury claim. In order to protect your right to bring a personal injury claim upon motorcycle accident then the following steps are taken; seeking immediate medical attention, calling the motorcycle insurance company, taking detailed notes about the motorcycle accident, arranging for photos to be taken, repairing with permission, avoiding contact with other driver’s insurance company, if one has crash related traffic fines consult an attorney and finally settling the claim or lawsuit takes about two years. Individuals who have had a motorcycle crash need to seek for medical attention immediately as some injuries may not present themselves immediately after a crash but later in days or hours.
Aside from seeking medical attention for your own well-being, legal system requires victims to prove they were injured in an accident and this is done through having medical records of examination immediately after the crash. Taking detailed notes about the motorcycle accident should be as soon as you get home so as to not forget some bits of details.
The information should include the weather, road conditions, what they saw and heard and time of day. Till when one is ready to speak to an attorney then the notes jotted down need to be kept in a safe place. As soon as possible calling of the motorcycle insurance company needs to be done in order to report the crash. Insurance companies need to be asked for the necessary forms to fill by individuals in order to support their claim.
Photos are taken by either the investigating officer, insurance representative or you as an individual. Photos of your injuries, photos of medical treatment, photos of accident location and photos of the motorcycle these are the most important types of photos to take. Photos of the accident location involves taking pictures from which each vehicle approached, any debris left and skid marks.
Medical treatment photos involves having pictures of you in the hospital with bandages, slings or casts and if walking in aids or wheel chairs if prescribed. Taking pictures of the damage from all angles including the undercarriage involves photos of your motorcycle. Injuries photos include taking pictures of all visible injuries while they are still fresh from the accident.
By not repairing the bike without permission is the other step to protecting your right to bringing a personal injury claim. The insurance companies are engaging with their customers using their websites. Information about the services offered by the motor cycle insurance company is all contained on these websites. Information like the insurance company’s mission and vision statement is found here. Necessary stakeholders like clients and other government regulatory bodies obtain all vital information about the company in the website.