Safety is the most important issue after a motorcycle collision. If you’re involved in a motorcycle collision, do you know what to do? Let’s take a look at key tips to consider after a motorcycle collision.
According to an article at vanweylaw.com, “Key Information after a Motorcycle Accident”
“Motorcycles are involved in a higher percentage of injury accidents than other motor vehicles for many reasons. The lack of protection obviously exposes a rider to an increased risk of serious injuries.
Although rider inexperience, intoxicated driving, and reckless driving are some of reasons these accidents occur at all, motorcycle accidents are more often caused by other motorists who fail to notice a bike while turning at an intersection or who misjudge their speed and distance. Consequently, you should always drive defensively and know what to do—as well as what not to do—if you’re in an accident.
The “Don’ts” of Motorcycle Accident Claims
Here are a few things you should NOT do if you are injured in a motorcycle accident:
- Do not talk to anyone about how the accident occurred, except to the police. You need time to clearly comprehend what just occurred, and if you speak too soon, you may say something that is untrue or that may be misconstrued, such as apologizing for an accident that was not your fault. When the police ask you about the accident, give as many facts as you can, but do not guess regarding speeds or distances.
- Do not refuse or delay medical attention. Many injuries after an accident do not manifest symptoms for several hours, including back and joint injuries, as well as internal injuries. Also, by refusing or delaying treatment, insurance companies will assume you were either not injured or not injured severely; that any later claimed injuries are not real; or that they were preexisting or caused by something other than the motorcycle accident. If you suspect an injury, you should see a doctor or health care provider as soon as possible.” To read the entire article click here.