Every year, as many as 2.35 million Americans are injured or become disabled in motor vehicle accidents. Up to 50,000 of these accidents involved a motorcycle.
Bad things happen to good people. Even the most responsible motorcyclists may find themselves involved in something as terrible as a car wreck one day. That being said, here are a few things you should avoid after motorcycle accidents should you ever be involved in an accident.
- Don’t admit fault at the scene of the accident
It’s great to be considerate of the other motorist’s wellbeing, but you don’t want to apologize to them for the accident. Anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law and that goes for your sincere apologies or any other admissions as well. Be as courteous to the other driver as you can, but don’t provide any information that could be seen as an admission of guilt.
- Don’t assume you haven’t been hurt
After you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, your body will be revved up with adrenaline which could be clouding your pain. What’s more, it doesn’t mean you’re not hurt if you’re not bleeding externally. Let yourself be tended to by emergency personnel or visit a doctor’s office immediately after the accident. Not only will this provide you with the treatment you need, but it’ll also give you additional documentation that proves your injuries.
- Don’t agree to forget about the incident
After motorcycle accidents, motorists may feel the desire to just forget the accident ever happened. Don’t let yourself be one of them. It could put you in a bad position should you choose to leave the scene of the accident and the other driver later decides to press charges. Additionally, you may not be able to get the compensation you need should you realize you’ve been injured later on.
One of the best things to do after you’ve been in a motorcycle accident is to contact a Carlsbad car accident attorney. Car accident lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to navigate the legal system to get you the justice you need and the compensation for your injuries you deserve. For more information, contact the law offices of Stipp Law Firm today.