What you should do right after a motorcycle accident.
The moments after an accident are critical to preserving evidence that you need to preserve your claims.
Whenever a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, the operator and any passengers are frequently transported to a local hospital as soon as possible, as they have often suffered extremely serious injuries in the crash. Since they are removed from the accident scene, it can be difficult for them to be able to gather the crucial evidence they need to support their version of events.
If you learn that a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should visit the location of the incident as soon as possible. You should take photographs of the accident scene, paying special attention to any distinguishing characteristics about the location. If you see skid marks or other visible indicators of the crash, be sure that these are documented as well. Talk to any witnesses of the crash, and try to get a statement from them as well as their contact information so that you may reach out to them in the event the case ends up going to trial.
It is very important to take these steps because without this information, it can be very difficult to demonstrate who was at fault for the crash. Often, drivers do not see motorcyclists, and claim that the rider was engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. Without having witnesses or other evidence at your disposal, it can be extremely difficult to refute those claims. You should talk to a personal injury attorney who is an avid motorcyclist as well, because this will help you build a strong case for compensation.
Attorney Kevin L. Locklin has been a motorcycle rider for over 30 years. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Kevin is familiar with the challenges facing individuals injured in motorcycle accidents. He will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your case, and provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about your possible claims for compensation.
Kevin will ensure that you get a thorough evaluation of your injuries so that you understand the value of your claims. He will negotiate on your behalf with the aggressive insurance companies, and he is ready to fight for you if cannot reach a settlement that is in your best interests.
To learn more about your potential claims, reach out to our law firm at 703-659-1961 to schedule a free consultation with our attorney. We stand up for the rights of motorcyclists injured in accidents across Virginia.