Any kind of vehicle collision can be traumatic and stressful for all drivers – especially when a motorcyclist has been involved. Motorcycles are considered more dangerous vehicles because of the high risk of harm to the rider in the event of an accident. Just like other drivers on the road, if you own and ride a motorcycle, you are always at risk of an accident, but are you prepared if the worst does happen?
Cesar Ornelas Law is dedicated to making sure that every time you leave your driveway you are informed of the risk on the road as well as the best actions to take if a mistake leaves you or your bike damaged. We’re here to support you after a motorcycle accident and ensure that you get the legal help you deserve.
It’s helpful to know the actions you need to complete in the event of an accident because the situation can become stressful, and you’ll want to be as clear-headed as you can. This could significantly aid your safety and even your case later on.
Your primary concern when involved in an accident should be to assess your health and safety. If you’ve been thrown from your bike or hit by another vehicle you could sustain major injuries that should be located quickly. If you can move yourself or your bike out of traffic, you have a better chance of staying safe until help arrives.
Make sure you or someone else has connected the police. It is important that you receive the necessary help you require, but the police can also control other drivers, stop traffic and get your accident on the record. You want a police report to get filed so that you have evidence of the event.
If you are not seriously injured, and it is safe for you to do so, record your own evidence. While the police will gather information from all parties involved in the accident for their report, you also want to make sure you get your own information. The other drivers’ licenses, insurance, addresses and phone numbers are good to have. Plus, you are free to ask any witnesses of the incident what they saw and save their information for later use.
An average passenger vehicle weighs thousands of pounds, but a motorcycle weighs only a few hundred. This means that motorcyclists are usually the ones to incur more damage in a collision. Plus, people in cars have the entire structure of the car surrounding them as their first line of defense. Motorcyclists take the brunt of the hit directly to their bodies, and then they can be injured further by their surroundings as they fall off or are thrown from their bikes.
You may feel like you can handle the aftermath of your motorcycle accident alone, but there is more to it than you may think. You may be severely injured and unable to work, resulting in a loss of income. Your bike may be completely totaled leaving you without transportation and bills to pay. Plus, you have to deal with insurance companies – your own and the other drivers’ – trying to dismiss your claim or pay you as little as possible.
When you hire a legal team like Cesar Ornelas Law, not only can you feel confident that we will take care of all communication with insurance companies, we will support you in any way while you recover from your trauma. Our clients are important to us, and we want to see you have the time and space to grieve, recover and heal without any stress. You also deserve to be compensated for the loss of income and damage to person and property.
Leave the difficult legality to our team of committed lawyers, and we’ll do everything we can to get you compensated for your accident. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, contact Cesar Ornelas for legal assistance today!