Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident in Florida

Guidance from Expert Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

After a motor vehicle accident, it is important to promptly photograph and document the damage to all vehicles involved in the accident, obtain police reports, interview witnesses, and retain accident re-constructionists, bio-mechanical engineers, vocational rehabilitation experts, economists, and other experts to help prepare a case.

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Keep in mind that the first 24 hours after a motorcycle accident can be critical to your case. Reach out to The Trial Professionals P.A. to discuss your case with our proven legal team today. Our seasoned advocates are ready to help you.

What Should I Do After My Accident?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should take the following steps:

1.Call 911 immediately after an accident.

Request police and emergency medical assistance. It is imperative that a medical professional evaluate and treat your injuries as soon as possible following a motorcycle accident.

2.Obtain and record as much information as possible from all the parties involved in the accident.

Try to obtain the name, detailed contact information, license plate numbers, vehicle descriptions, and insurance information from all the drivers involved in the accident. If you are unable to obtain this information personally, seek the assistance of friends, family, or another driver.

3.Locate any witnesses who observed the events leading up to the motorcycle accident.

Try to obtain detailed witness contact information. This information includes their names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Again, if you are unable to personally obtain this information, ask someone to help you, even if it is the police or emergency medical personnel who responded to the scene.

4.Take photographs.

If possible, use your cell phone to photograph all the vehicles involved in the accident before they are moved.

5.Contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

An attorney can help you obtain and preserve evidence which may be vital to your claim. They can visit the scene of the accident, interview witnesses, and take photographs to improve your case.

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After your accident, refrain from discussing the accident with anyone except for law enforcement officers before consulting an attorney. This includes speaking to witnesses—other than to obtain contact information—insurance adjusters, and the attorneys representing other parties involved in the accident.

You are not required by law to give a statement to the insurance company. Insurance adjusters are seeking to gather information that will help reduce the amount of money they will need to reimburse you for your accident. An experienced Orlando motorcycle accident attorney can help you deal with the insurance company and maximize the value of your claim allowing you to focus on your recovery.

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