After a motorcycle accident, there a few things that need to be done while still at the scene of the accident:
- Make sure to exchange information with the other driver.
- Make sure everyone involved is safe. If someone was injured, be sure to call emergency services.
- If your motorcycle is blocking traffic, be sure to move it out of the way.
Get the name and insurance information for the drivers involved in the accident in addition to contact information for any witnesses of what happened. Be careful what you say at the scene. Admitting fault or liability for the accident could be used against you later.
You should also be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. Although you might be feeling fine, motorcycle accidents can cause internal injuries that take time to become apparent. Getting a medical examination can make your recovery much smoother and may even save your life. Additionally, seeing a doctor and having your injuries documented by a medical professional will help down the line if you decide to file personal injury claim.
You should also call the police and your insurance company right away. Stick to the facts, but don’t admit fault until you’ve spoken with a motorcycle accident attorney. Similarly, if the other driver’s insurance company contacts you, be sure to send these adjusters to your attorney instead of speaking with them on your own.