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Motorcycle Accident

All motor and road accidents can be tragic, but motorcycle accidents can result in particularly nasty injuries. Motor accidents are the leading cause of death between 6-33 year olds in the United States, and when it comes to motorcycle accidents around 3,000 cyclists are killed each year. Many others are seriously injured and undergo serious life changes and disabilities due to motorcycle accidents. As far as statistics go, in most cases a motorcycle accident is not actually the fault of the motorcyclist but of the driver of the car, van, truck, or other vehicle – in a large percentage of cases the other driver was simply unable to see the motorbike; however, this does not excuse them from blame.

Motorcycle accidents often result in very serious injuries or death, and it is therefore important for those involved in a motorcycle accident to contact an experienced lawyer in order to recover costs for injury; distress; loss of wages; medical expenses; and other damages caused as a result of the motorcycle accident. It is also important to take certain steps immediately following the accident wherever possible. Of course, this may not always be possible, as the accident could result in too serious an injury on unconsciousness. However, you should try to:

  • Remain at the scene of the accident.
  • Call the police immediately or have someone call the police for you.
  • File a police report as soon as the officers arrive.
  • Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think you are not injured. You may have injuries that will come to develop later.
  • Get the license number, personal and insurance details, and name of the other driver involved.
  • Ask for the details of any witnesses present at the accident scene.
  • See legal assistance as soon as possible.

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