Many motorcyclists believe that the general public is prejudiced against them, and often public opinion shows that people do believe that motorcyclists are reckless and thrill seeking. While it is true that some motorcyclists may fit that description some of the time, many motorcycle riders simply love the feeling of fresh air on their faces as they travel our nation’s roads. Many motorcyclists follow all traffic laws, take safety precautions, and do not seek out trouble. These riders are still at risk of accidents because motorcycle accidents can happen to anyone. These accidents are often not the fault of the motorcyclist, but of the other drivers on road not paying attention or driving negligently. For this reason, even the safest motorcyclists should always be prepared and know what to do in case of an accident. They should also know that an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Fayetteville can help them.
First and foremost, after a motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist and any riders should seek medical attention. Because of the lack of protection provided on a motorcycle, accidents almost always cause some type of injury. Motorcyclists should never try to play it cool or act tough by foregoing medical treatment. Getting proof of any and all possible injuries is imperative to recovering financially.
Next, you should contact a motorcycle accident attorney. A full investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident is necessary to determine and prove fault. An attorney knows how to use the police accident report and other investigative tools, such as experts, to show fault on the part of the other driver.
Often, you should photograph any property damage on the motorcycle and/or helmet prior to getting them fixed. This can usually be compared to photographs taken prior to the damage to prove the damage was not preexisting.
These are the basic steps to take after a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help guide in any other actions you should take depending on the circumstances of your particular accident. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770-487-8999 for help.