Earlier this month, a motorcyclist was killed while driving on State Road 39. The rider lost control on a curve in the road, causing him to slide off the road and crash into a ravine. While the rider was wearing a helmet during his trek, he suffered severe injuries that ultimately led to his death.
Those who operate motorcycles are believed to be in a more vulnerable position on the roads than those in cars, trucks and buses, particularly because a motorcycle does not enclose its operator or passenger(s). Additionally, because motorcycles are smaller, they are not as visible to other drivers. Because of this, motorcyclists have a higher chance of experiencing a crash that can cause them, and any passenger(s), to sustain severe injuries or even death.
What to Do If You or a Loved One Has Been in a Motorcycle Accident
Chances are if you have been in a motorcycle accident, you sustained severe injuries and, as a result, you may not always be in the position to do much of anything immediately after the event. If you are however, there are some things you can do that can help ensure you have every piece of information needed, should you decide to bring a lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the accident.
- Obtain the information of the other driver(s) involved in the accident, unless the driver(s) have fled the scene
- Call the authorities and go to the hospital to be checked out by a medical professional. These medical records can become a key piece of evidence in a negligence claim against the responsible party or parties
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, or have a loved one do so. This includes photos of property damage, where the accident took place, any injuries you may have sustained, and any other pertinent scenes you may think would be helpful to a personal injury attorney who may handle your case
- Consulting a motorcycle accident attorney. Even if you may have been contributed to the accident in some way, it is possible that the other party or parties were at fault as well.
A personal injury attorney can evaluate the specific circumstances of yours or your loved one’s case and determine whether there is a claim against anyone else that was involved in the crash.
At the David Boehrer Law firm, we have years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims that arise from motorcycle accidents. We will fight tirelessly to get the compensation you or your loved one deserves.
For a free initial consultation, we welcome your call to our office at (702) 750-0750.