Summer is here everyone, and that means fantastic weather to get out there and go for a motorcycle ride. It also means more people out on the road and more chances that someone else's negligence could lead to you having an accident. If this were to happen we here at The Frickey Law Firm want you to be prepared as much as you can. Continue reading to find out exactly what you should do after getting into an accident and why you need to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as you can.
Be As Safe as You Possibly Can
So you get in an accident, the first thing you need to do is assess your situation and get as safe as you can be. Oftentimes you may not feel that you have a serious injury due to the adrenaline, but that doesn’t mean making any quick or jerking movements. If traffic is still coming on then do your best to get to the side of the road. Otherwise, you need to try and be as still as possible. Try and use your phone to call for help or wave down a passerby.
Document As Much as Possible
Whether it's writing things down or taking pictures with a phone, once you are safe you need to get as much information down as possible. Including asking around for any witnesses. The more info you can give us, the better chances we have at forming a case to earn you as much compensation as possible. This is only if negligence was in play, but more often than not in these situations, it was. This also includes any copies of medical records you can get from the hospital if you need to be treated for injuries.
Consider the Long Term
After all of that, it is time to give us a call because we want to help you think about the long term after this incident. Injuries can affect you for the rest of your life, not to mention mess with your occupational career and home life. All of this requires funding to be able to rectify in some way, whether that’s through treatment, or money to care for yourself until you can return to the workforce. This compensation is what we aim to achieve by seeing where negligence could have occurred.
So if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and need a law firm, we hope you’ll consider us at The Frickey Law Firm in Lakewood, CO. You can reach us at 303-233-7313.