No one ever plans on being involved in an accident, however they can happen
at any time and to anyone. And unfortunately for many victims and their
families the after-effects of a motorcycle accident can be life-altering,
If you ride, you should know what to do in the immediate aftermath should
you be involved in a motorcycle accident. At the law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C. our
Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers see the outcomes of these types of accidents every day during riding season.
As a resource we have provided some helpful tips of what to do after a
motorcycle accident in Michigan.
These tips include:
Check for Injuries: The first thing you should do, if you are able to, is to make sure everyone
is alright including yourself. If you or anyone needs medical attention
call 911 immediately.
Get out of the roadway: Depending on where the accident happened, it’s important that your
bike and all other motor vehicles involved move out of the roadway if
possible. Often times, where the accident happened is not the safest location
and it’s important you move off of the road to a safe location.
Remember to use hazard lights to warn oncoming traffic.
Call the Cops and File an Accident Report: If anyone is injured or there is significant property damage it is important
that you call the cops and make an accident report. The accident report
will be key evidence should you decide to file a Michigan motorcycle accident claim.
Exchange information with the other driver involved in the motorcycle accident: You should capture the other driver’s name, address, phone number,
insurance company, policy number, driver license number and license plate
number to the driver and the owner of the vehicle.
Get witnesses names and contact information: Witnesses may also play a key part should you decide to file a lawsuit
and it is important that you have a list of all individuals who witnessed
the motorcycle accident, including any comments by them.
These tips are important after involvement in an accident, however our
attorneys understand that depending on how seriously you have been hurt,
these steps may be difficult. Above all else, your first concern should
be the medical attention that is needed for you or anyone else involved
in the motorcycle accident.
Of course, after the initial shock of the accident is over and you have
gotten the immediate medical attention you needed, you probably have several
other questions concerning your rights. These questions may include who
is responsible for my medical bills or should I take a settlement from
the insurance company.
At the law firm of Goodman Acker, our Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys
represent motorcyclists and bike passengers, such as yourself, who were
injured in an accident. If you or someone you care about was recently
injured and have some questions regarding your rights call our law firm today at(248) 793-2010.
Our lawyers are happy to answer any questions you may have and we also
offer a free, no obligation case consultation where we will review your
case, explain your rights, and determine if you have a case or not. Call
today to get the help you need and deserve. For over 30 years, our firm
has helped injured motorcyclists get back on their feet and obtain the
maximum settlement for their injuries. We can do the same for you! Call now!
There is never a charge or obligation for our initial consultation.