In 2012, there were 460 motorcycle accidents in Texas that resulted in fatalities, and more than half who were killed were not wearing a helmet. Most motorcycle accidents happen because the driver didn’t see the motorcyclist. If you are ever the victim of a motorcycle accident, here is what you should do:
- Seek medical help: Most motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries or even death. If you were in a motorcycle accident, you should call 911 immediately. Even if you don’t think you were injured, your injuries might show up later, so your should be checked out as soon as possible.
- Contact the police: It’s important to call the police after being in a motorcycle accident, so they can write a police report. A police report is an unbiased perspective from an official about what happened during the accident. It’s vital evidence for insurance companies and for the court, if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Gather evidence: If you decide to seek compensation for your motorcycle accident, it’s important to have as much evidence as possible for your case. Take pictures of the accident scene, write down as soon as possible what occurred during the motorcycle accident, and make detailed notes about the driver and the damage that was caused. Ask witnesses for their contact information too.
- Contact a motorcycle accident attorney: Before you talk to insurance companies, it’s important to contact a motorcycle accident attorney. Insurance companies will try to not give you the compensation you deserve, but a Texas motorcycle accident attorney will help you navigate the law to get the justice you are entitled to.
If you were a victim of a Texas motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.