Houston Motorcycle Accidents

WHY YOU NEED A LAWYER

Being in a motorcycle accident is a scary thought. However, if you drive a motorcycle, it is important to know what to do should you have the misfortune to be in an accident.

  • Check for injuries

The most important thing after being in an accident is your safety. Make sure you do not require immediate medical attention, and, if you do, contact the proper assistance immediately. If you are physically OK, you can begin to document the accident

  • Document the scene

If the accident has taken place in the middle of the road, it is a good idea to clear the way as quickly as possible. However, before moving any vehicles, if you have a camera available, take some pictures of the scene. These could be useful later. It is also vital that you exchange information with all of the other people involved in the accident. Make sure you get a name, license number, insurance information, phone number and address not only of those involved in the accident, but also of any potential witnesses.

  • Notify the authorities

If any serious injuries or damages were sustained, notify the police. Police reports can prove valuable later on in the settlement or trial stage in receiving compensation for damages to your motorcycle or apparel. Also, the extent your injuries may increase as time passes, and police reports are handy for future reference.

  • Avoid admitting fault

Accidents are stressful, frightening and confusing ordeals. In the time after an accident occurs, it is essential to remain level-headed. Accidents are inconvenient for everyone involved, but it’s important not to apologize or take the blame for causing the accident. Even agreeing with another person’s account can lead to negative consequences. Try to gather information and make statements in a way that is neutral. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, try to follow these guidelines as closely as you are able. Many claims end up being determined by these crucial moments in the aftermath of an accident. After the accident has been documented and the dust has settled, it is important to get in touch with a qualified Motor Cycle Accident Lawyer. If you are in Houston or the greater Texas area, the Salazar Law Firm knows how to handle your claim. Dealing with insurance can be tough, and they don’t have your best interests in mind. Even if you are trying to settle out of court, a lawyer will help you in recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact us now and see how we can help you.