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What to Do Right After a Motorcycle Accident

What to Do Right After a Motorcycle Accident
Compared to the rest of the US, California has one of the highest numbers of motorcycles on the road. In fact, there are more than 840,000 registered motorcycles in the state. With such a deep concentration of motorcycles, the number of accidents is also high in California. The US NHTSA stats recently reported 529 motorcycle related fatalities in the California.

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What to Do Right After a Motorcycle Accident

You must take specific steps immediately after a motorcycle accident. This will improve the chances of prevailing compensation from the at-fault party.

The foremost step you should take right after an accident is to call the police and seek immediate medical attention. This is necessary so that the police officer to prepare the accident report. Moreover, contacting the police can also help in preventing more accidents at the crash site.

After you have contacted the police, you should collect evidence about the accident. Some of the evidence you should gather include the following:

  • Name and contact details of the at-fault driver and any witnesses
  • Photos of the accident site and injuries
  • Time of the accident
  • Car registration number

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Immediately gather the evidence yourself or request a witness to do it for you. Make sure to ask for medical assistance, or if able, go to the nearest hospital. You should get medical help even if you think the injuries are not serious. This is important since some symptoms take time to develop. The medical report will serve as evidence of the injury. Moreover, it shows that you had taken steps to reduce the extent of the injury.

After a medical checkup, you should contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Bernard & Bernard. Our lawyers assess your situation and recommend the right course of action.

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LA Injury Attorneys

Shane Bernard is a prominent Los Angeles attorney. Mr. Bernard has a degree in philosophy from New York University and dual minors in both psychology and United States history.