Ohio Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys
What you should do if you, or a loved-one is involved in an motorcycle accident?
Obviously it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and call the police. Make certain that you examine your helmet carefully for any signs of damage and advise the doctor accordingly.
Don’t be surprised if the responding officer is reluctant to cite the driver for the incident. These cases often boil down to “he said/she said” situations, where the responding officer might not be able to make a conclusion based on the physical evidence alone. Simply because the officer does not find the driver at fault does not preclude you from pursuing a claim for your injuries.
Witnesses to the incident and photographs of the damages and injuries are important to effectively pursue a claim. Therefore, have someone take photographs of your injuries and the property damage. Photographs of your injuries and the damages sustained are persuasive and humanizing when dealing with the insurance company.
Do not speak to any representative from the insurance company until you have spoken with a lawyer. Written and oral statements made to the insurance representative might be misconstrued and mischaracterized to your detriment in any subsequent claim you make regarding the incident.
As you might have already guessed, our firm has experience not only representing injured cyclist, but we also enjoy cycling. If you are the victim in a motorcycle accident and bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to call our office to discuss your case. Happy riding and be safe out there!