Motorcycle accidents in North Miami Beach, Hallandale Beach, Miami, or anywhere in the South Florida Tri-county area are often catastrophic and require the skills and experience of a motorcycle accident attorney. The steps you take in the moments following a motorcycle accident can greatly affect your ability to file a claim and the compensation you are entitled to receive. Do you know what to do after a serious motorcycle accident? Follow these 10 steps to avoid jeopardizing your case!
Call 911 and fill out a police report — even if the damage is minor, a police report will help your motorcycle accident lawyer prove liability.
Obtain the names and contact information of all witnesses.
Get the at fault driver’s insurance information.
Take pictures of your personal injuries and the property damage to your bike.
Get 2-3 estimates of the damage to your motorcycle.
Go to the doctor and document all injuries thoroughly.
Do not give a recorded statement to the insurance company.
Keep all receipts for medications, gas mileage, and any other accident related expenses.
Do not accept a final settlement without speaking to an attorney.
Do not sign any release waivers.
While these steps may seem like common sense, in the immediate aftermath of an accident, injured victims and their families may forget some of these steps due to the stress of dealing with accident injuries. It is easy to forget to take down eyewitnesses numbers when you are injured or hurt. It is also easy to accept an insurance company’s low-ball settlement.
Unfortunately, insurance companies count on the stress and headaches that follow a motorcycle accident–and they use this to their advantage. Before you speak to ANY insurance claims adjuster, FIRST first call our law firm and speak to an experienced attorney.
Contact our Motorcycle Accident Law Firm if you or someone you love has suffered any type of motorcycle accident injury in Miami, Hollywood, West Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer on your side. Contact the Dante Law Firm, P.A. to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 1-888-920-HURT or 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case, consultation if free.