When a motorcycle accident occurs there are steps followed in order to protect your right to bring a personal injury claim. The steps include; seeking immediate medical attention, calling the motorcycle insurance company, taking detailed notes about the motorcycle accident, arranging for photos to be taken, repairing with permission, avoiding contact with other driver’s insurance company, if one has crash related traffic fines consult an attorney and finally settling the claim or lawsuit takes about two years. Individuals who have had a motorcycle crash need to seek for medical attention immediately as some injuries may not present themselves immediately after a crash but later in days or hours.
Medical records of examination immediately after the crash is required of victims planning to pursue a lawsuit. So as to not forget some details the individual involved in a motorcycle accident needs to write down all the details upon getting home.
Weather, road conditions, what they saw and heard and time of day is a must to be included when writing down what happened during the motorcycle accident. The notes need to be kept in a safe place until when one is ready to speak to an attorney. As soon as possible calling of the motorcycle insurance company needs to be done in order to report the crash. Upon calling the insurance company needs to be asked what forms need to be filled out in order to support your claim.
Photos are taken by either the investigating officer, insurance representative or you as an individual. Photos of your injuries, photos of medical treatment, photos of accident location and photos of the motorcycle these are the most important types of photos to take. Pictures from which each vehicle approached, any debris left and skid marks are the photos required in the accident location.
Medical treatment photos involves having pictures of you in the hospital with bandages, slings or casts and if walking in aids or wheel chairs if prescribed. Photos of your motorcycle involves taking pictures of the damage from all angles including the undercarriage. Taking pictures of all visible injuries while they are still fresh from the accident is involved in taking photos of your injuries.
By not repairing the bike without permission is the other step to protecting your right to bringing a personal injury claim. The motorcycle insurance companies have been using their websites to reach their customers as well as accessing the outside world. Information about the services offered by the motor cycle insurance company is all contained on these websites. The motorcycle insurance company’s mission and vision statement are found here. All major stakeholders can access all the help they require from the insurance company.