Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle or bicycling accident you can find more information here on the next steps for your potential case.
What Can You Do After A Motorcycle or Bicycle Accident
Without a car around you or your family, bicycles seem to be the most vulnerable to accidents. Even on a motorcycle, when it’s you versus anything else, it can be scary to think of the outcomes. If you have been in a motorcycle or bicycle accident, partner with someone who understands Utah bike laws as Palmer Injury Lawyers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Call for emergency services or ask someone to if you cannot
Make sure you are moved to a safe place on the road
Leave the bike so the authorities can make proper documentation
All safety gear should stay on until the police arrive
Assess the Situation, gather evidence and witnesses
Cooperate With Police
Seek the help of a personal injury attorney
Nearly 60 percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle, and most of these accidents are caused by the driver, not the motorcycle rider.
The most common injury suffered by cyclists is a head injury, which can range in severity from a cut on the cheek to traumatic brain damage. A helmet may reduce the risk of head injury by 85 percent.
An ambulance and police should always be summoned when an accident results in personal injury or property damage. An accident report must be written by the police. A copy of the report is not only required by your insurance company, but it could prove vital in court as well.
Important steps after being involved in an accident
What Should I Do If I Have Been Involved in a Motorcycle or Bicycle Accident?
- DO NOT admit fault: be sure to acquire as much evidence as you can and don’t make any statements of guilt.
- Call 911: if you are hurt, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention. Make sure you are honest and accurate with the Police, they can be the best ally in your case. Sometimes the at-fault party can change their story, but a police report carries significant weight in establishing your credibility.
- Speak with witnesses: to further back up your story, other onlookers often provide necessary details and corroboration.
- Take pictures: Photograph both your bicycle and the at-fault car, your injuries, and anything pertaining to the accident.
- Gather and Record all Details: License Plates, VIN number, make and model of the car can greatly help your case. Physical characteristics of the driver, and information about the time, location, and any other people involved are other valuable details to have.
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