Some steps are followed through in order to protect your right to bring a personal injury claim upon a motorcycle accident. The steps include; seeking immediate medical attention, calling the motorcycle insurance company, taking detailed notes about the motorcycle accident, arranging for photos to be taken, repairing with permission, avoiding contact with other driver’s insurance company, if one has crash related traffic fines consult an attorney and finally settling the claim or lawsuit takes about two years. Even though the injuries upon a motorcycle accident may appear after some few days or hours seeking of medical attention needs to be immediate.
Aside from seeking medical attention for your own well-being, legal system requires victims to prove they were injured in an accident and this is done through having medical records of examination immediately after the crash. Taking detailed notes about the motorcycle accident should be as soon as you get home so as to not forget some bits of details.
Weather, road conditions, what they saw and heard and time of day is a must to be included when writing down what happened during the motorcycle accident. Till when one is ready to speak to an attorney then the notes jotted down need to be kept in a safe place. Calling a motorcycle insurance company should be as soon as possible to report the crash. Upon calling the insurance company needs to be asked what forms need to be filled out in order to support your claim.
Photos are taken by either the investigating officer, insurance representative or you as an individual. The photos taken include; photos of your injuries, photos of medical treatment, photos of accident location and photos of the motorcycle which are the most important photos to be taken. The accident location needs to result to pictures that show approaching of each vehicle, any skid marks and any debris left.
Any pictures of you in the hospital with bandages, slings or casts and if walking in aids or wheel chairs if prescribed are some of the photos of your medical treatment. Photos of your motorcycle involves taking pictures of the damage from all angles including the undercarriage. Injuries photos include taking pictures of all visible injuries while they are still fresh from the accident.
The other step to protecting your right to bringing a personal injury claim is by not repairing the bike without permission. The motorcycle insurance companies have been using their websites to reach their customers as well as accessing the outside world. Information about the services offered by the motor cycle insurance company is all contained on these websites. Information about the insurance company’s vision and mission statement is found on these website. Necessary stakeholders like clients and other government regulatory bodies obtain all vital information about the company in the website.