I was in a Motorcycle Accident, what should I do?

I was in a Motorcycle Accident, what should I do?

Generally, most motorcycle accidents are going to result in a separate ride to the Emergency room at a minimum.

Hopefully you were wearing a helmet.  Motorcycle accidents are much different than auto accidents based upon the obvious lack of sheet metal and safety systems in place in your car.  Injuries tend to be much more severe and more likely to be permanent than in a usual car accident.

Once you or your loved one has been stabilized from their injuries, you must now decide what to do next.  You may wish to contact an attorney to help with your claims since you will likely have a lot of medical expenses for your treatment now and in the future.

How do I find an Attorney?

I believe it is hard to relate to someone unless you have been in a similar situation.  I am an avid Motorcycle rider and log quite a few miles in the wind each year.  Approximately four years ago, I was riding on US 19 in the center lane.  Suddenly (and for no apparent reason) a car cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes, stopping in my lane.  I was forced to either lay the bike down and go along for the ride/slide or face hitting the car.  There was no place to go as there were cars in the lanes on either side.  This all happened in a flash and the next thing I knew I was sitting in the center lane of US 19, waiting to be hit from behind by another car.  At this point, the car that stopped in front of me had taken off and traffic was moving as usual.  Without really thinking, I jumped up and grabbed my bike.  Somehow, I lifted it onto its wheels and was able to get to the nearest parking lot. Surprisingly enough, nobody stopped to see if I needed help.  To make a long story short, I was able to bend the shifter and floorboard enough to ride the bike home with crooked handlebars, etc.  Ultimately, the pain was too much and I agreed to go to the hospital.  As it turned out I only broke my leg.

The experience has given me some perspective on the range of emotions experienced in this kind of crash.  I got lucky with merely a broken leg.  It could have been much, much worse.  I also had the pleasure (sarcasm) of navigating the claim process to get medical expenses paid and my bike fixed.  I can honestly say that this experience was not even closely related to an auto accident.

Choose an Attorney who rides and understands the traumatic experience of a motorcycle accident.


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