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    You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident: What Do You Do Now?
    You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident: What Do You Do Now?

    You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident: What Do You Do Now?

    According to data gathered in 2021 and presented by the North Carolina Department of

    Transportation (NCDOT), accidents involving passenger cars and pickup trucks far outnumber

    those involving a motorcycle. However, while motorcycle accidents may be relatively

    uncommon, it’s important that cyclists know what to do and how to go about doing it, just in

    case. The good news is that the process is pretty similar, if not identical, to the process you

    would follow after a typical car accident. If you are the proud owner of a motorcycle and want to

    be prepared in case of a wreck, read on to learn more about proper procedure and things to keep

    in mind.

    1. Get To Safety

    This advice should be taken in two ways: First, do not try to move your motorcycle, even

    if it’s in the flow of traffic. This may disturb the scene and nullify any evidence you gather

    regarding the accident. Second, while you shouldn’t move anything from the scene, you should

    get yourself to safety as soon as possible. Move to the shoulder of the road and wait for help to

    arrive.

    2. Call the Authorities

    Once you’re safely away from the flow of traffic, call the police and the medics. You’ll

    first need to file an accident report with the police in order to file an insurance claim later on.

    Furthermore, even if you and the other victims sustained minimal injuries, it’s wise to get a quick

    checkup from a trained medical professional on site. You never know what long-term problems

    may arise in the days and weeks after an accident.

    3. Gather Evidence

    Gathering evidence will help support your insurance claim, if and when you decide to

    file. But what type of material should you collect? Begin by writing down every detail leading up

    to the wreck before it leaves your brain. Then, start taking photos of the scene from all angles,

    and collect any insurance and contact information from the other parties.

    4. Seek Legal Help

    Contacting an attorney after a motorcycle accident is a wise decision. They can guide you

    through the process, inform you of your rights, and help with any bits of evidence you may have

    missed. Afterward, they can help you file a claim and maximize your compensation.

    If you’re looking for legal representation, contact us here at Wayne Hardee Law. Our

    team of attorneys look forward to taking on your case. Give us a call, or swing by our offices

    today!


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