Motorcyclists have a significant risk of getting harmed when they are on the road, a risk that is greater than any other type of motorist. Since motorcyclists do not benefit from the additional cover of having protective walls surrounding them from all sides, getting into an accident can be extremely dangerous for them.
Any motorcycle driver who gets into an accident should contact an accident lawyer as soon as possible to help them secure compensation to cover their medical bills. The injuries that ensue from a motorcyclist colliding with a larger vehicle can lead to permanent damage and the medical treatments for such injuries are often extremely expensive.
No driver should have to concern themselves with trying to cover the financial loss as well as trying to recover from their injuries and adapt to their new lifestyle and that is why the legalities are best left to a lawyer who specializes in dealing with accident cases.
The type of compensation a person is entitled to vary from case to case and depending on how the accident occurred, who was involved, and how much damage was caused, the total amount of settlement can vary significantly. Once again, a legal professional is an ideal person to consult in order to determine how much compensation a person is eligible for after their collision.
What should be done after a motorcycle accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida?
After ensuring that everyone involved in the accident is in good health, and calling a lawyer for guidance, a person should contact the police and exchange contact information with the other parties involved. If one’s attorney gave specific instructions, they should be followed properly as well.
In most cases, it is wise to speak as little as possible to both the other drivers and also with the police officers because any statement a person makes can be used against them to prove that the collision was their fault.
Specific steps to follow after a motorcycle accident are as follows:
- Move one’s vehicle to a safe location
- Ensure no injuries have occurred. If anyone is hurt the ambulance should be called
- Call an accident attorney and get quick advice on the situation
- If there is a lot of damage to the vehicles, obstruction of traffic, or someone is injured, contact the police
- Take pictures and gather evidence
- Exchange contact information with the other driver
- Obtain official reports, such as the police report
- Keep all records (such as medical records) safe
When the police arrive, a person should cooperate with them as best as possible. However, this does not mean they have to admit fault. A person should avoid admitting fault or saying anything that implies the accident occurred due to their error as it is often the other driver’s fault as well.
Get in touch with an accident lawyer at Tucker Law to discuss the detail of the case.
Reach us at:
200 SE 6th Street, Suite 405
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301