According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, eleven percent of all roadway accidents in the United States involve motorcycles. Accidents can happen to the motorcycle rider who follows every safety precaution recommended. When it does, they also need to know how to handle a difficult situation and obtain necessary evidence. The evidence gathered is essential to pursue any insurance claims or legal action.
Anyone who has experienced a motorcycle accident will have anxiety, possible pain from injury as well as an adrenaline rush. It’s important to not lose control of your emotions. It will upset all those around you and make things worse. Maintaining your composure will also help you to later remember details of what happened.
Evaluate the Situation
First assess any possible injuries you may have. Look around for any possible dangers such as leaking gasoline, oncoming traffic, or any other hazards. If you had a passenger, check them for injuries. Get yourself and passenger to a safe and secure location as soon as possible.
If injuries require immediate attention, the next step is to communicate. If you’re in an area where your phone doesn’t work, you’ll have to make your way back to the road and try to flag down the next vehicle traveling past. If you are able to communicate immediately call for assistance.
Preserve the condition of your motorcycle after accident. Its condition could be used as evidence. Save all clothing worn during the accident. Any damage to the clothing can also be used as evidence to prove what happened.
Record Details of the Accident
Write down the details of the accident as soon as possible. Include everything such as road conditions, time of day, weather, obstructions and more. The more details the better. When this is done soon after a motorcycle accident, the chances of remembering something important increases.
Nobody wants to have a motorcycle accident. Everybody needs help getting their life back after such an experience. Alaska Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can help victims get what they need to live as they did before the accident. Contact us today and learn how our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can help you.