Common Causes of Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcyclists face unique dangers on the road. Motorcycles are in the mainstream of traffic, yet they take up a fraction of the space of other vehicles. If a motorist doesn’t notice a nearby rider, a collision may be imminent. Catastrophic head and neck injuries, broken ankles and legs, and paralysis are just some of the results of car-motorcycle collisions.
Many motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin and around the United States are caused by:
Car and truck driver negligence is the most common cause of accidental injuries and deaths for motorcyclists.
Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident, you may feel distracted and unsure about your next step. It is important to stay focused and take several action steps as you proceed.
Obtain contact and insurance information. You will first want to document several pieces of information that will help in the claims process later down the road. Your documentation should cover:
Get medical attention at once. Caring for your injuries is crucial for your wellbeing and for your claim, even if they do not appear serious to begin.
Take photos of the scene of the accident. Photos can be used as evidence during the claims process. Make sure you take adequate photos of the scene, your motorcycle, and all other vehicles involved.
Don’t post on social media. Before you share anything on social media, make sure that you speak with an attorney. It is best to avoid any incriminating activity following a motor vehicle accident.
Call your motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. The sooner you involve your attorney, the sooner the firm can get involved in building a case on your behalf. Additionally, your lawyer can help obtain traffic cam footage and uncover other evidence for your claim. Working with an attorney from the start can also help provide you with support handling medical bills and lost wages.
Bringing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for a Motorcycle Accident
After a crash, the goal of our motorcycle accident attorneys is always to get you the maximum compensation you need for your physical, emotional, and financial needs.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys work for you by:
When you meet with us, our motorcycle accident lawyers review your case and advise you on how to proceed based on the facts and what we believe is your best option for recovery. Whether presenting a case to an insurance company or to a jury, we come prepared with the facts. When necessary, we work with professional investigators and medical professionals to ensure we understand the dynamics of the accident and document the extent of your injuries.