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How to Deal With a Motorcycle Accident

How to Deal with a Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident can be a horrible ordeal. It is unfortunate that motorcycle accidents are increasing, and some of these are serious or even deadly. If for any reason, you are in a motorcycle accident, whether you are at fault or not, you may need help. Your first and second step should be to make sure you have no immediate bodily injury and to call your insurance adjuster. But depending on how serious the accident is, the next person you call may need to be a motorcycle injury lawyer. The following are steps you need to follow immediately after a motorcycle accident.

1- Wait for emergency care workers, police and your insurance adjuster. Don’t leave the scene of the crime if your injuries don’t require it.
2- Be sure to get the names and addresses of everyone involved in the accident.
3- Get the same information from any witnesses who may have been at the scene of the crime.
4- Make notes and take pictures of damage and of any injuries
5- Contact your insurance company again, especially if they didn’t send out an adjuster.
6- Contact a motorcycle injury lawyer as soon as you can, especially if there where physical injuries.

How Do I Find the Right Attorney?
Knowing what to look for ahead of time will help you know exactly what to do after an accident. However, if you have had an accident then knowing where to find an attorney can help. The best place to start your search is online. Look for a reliable and well known personal injury lawyer in your area.

However, choosing an attorney takes a little more work than simply selecting the first lawyer you see online. Look for an attorney that has experience in motorcycle injuries, one that has been working in the field for a number of years.

Read reviews about the different attorneys you are considering. Be sure to check with the Better Business Bureau to see whether any complaints have been filed against the attorney. You can also check this with your local Bar Association.

Make an Appointment
Call two or three attorneys who look promising and make a first appointment. Most attorneys offer an initial consultation for free. Explain your situation and find out what the attorney thinks he can do for you. Visit to or three attorneys and choose the one you feel the most comfortable with.