What You Should Do if You are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
The comparatively small size and open-air design of a motorcycle makes riders especially vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries in the event of an accident. As a motorcyclist, you know the risks — but what can you do to avoid a crash, and what should you do if you are involved in a collision?
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Staying informed is one of the best ways to safely prepare for riding a motorcycle. By understanding the most common reasons why motorcycle accidents happen, you can actively work to avoid risky situations.
Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by:
- Intoxicated drivers
- Swerving and recklessly changing lanes
- Failure to use a turn signal
- Weather and road conditions
- Maintenance and repair issues
- Quick stops (either by motorcyclists or car drivers)
When riding a motorcycle, it is important to be completely aware of the actions of others on the road. Before embarking on a trip, make sure your bike is in quality operating condition, the weather is expected to be clear, and you are properly outfitted with safety equipment. If you encounter any unsafe roads or inclement weather, be informed on alternate routes or places you can stop if necessary.
I Was Injured in a Motorcycle Accident — Now What?
Getting medical attention is the most important post-accident step, and should be done as soon as possible. Once you are safe, collect the contact information of everyone who was involved (including emergency responders), and take photographs of the scene.
Accidents can happen even if you are totally prepared, but if you are injured in a motorcycle collision, Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. is here to help. We represent those who were hurt in motorcycle accidents, and the families of victims, to recover compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, and lost wages.
After a motorcycle accident, call us to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24/7 via phone at (844) 383-0565, or you can send us a message to get in touch with our team.