TIPS FROM OUR SACRAMENTO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 4:17 pm
Motorcyclists face many dangers each time they ride in and around Sacramento. Our roads are safe; however, the motorists who drive our roads can make it very dangerous to be a motorcyclist. Careless and distracted drivers can cause horrible accidents that alter the lives of motorcyclists forever. What a driver does behind the wheel of a vehicle has the potential for impacting many lives.
Because the system can place an unfair burden on a rider to prove that the other driver is fully responsible for the cause of the crash, our Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys have put together an accident claims checklist for motorcyclists and their families. We want to help accident victims recover the compensation they deserve when a negligent driver causes a motorcycle accident.
Accident Claims Checklist for Motorcyclists
- Take notes about everything involved with your motorcycle accident.
Thorough documentation can make a substantial difference with your motorcycle accident claim. If you took photographs of the accident scene, try to make notes for each photograph explaining what you see in the photograph while the accident is still fresh in your mind. For each conversation with anyone regarding your accident or claim, take detailed notes.
- Don’t sign anything without talking to an attorney!
The days and weeks following a motorcycle accident can be very emotional, painful, and stressful. It can be difficult to make sense of everything that happened. An insurance adjuster may take advantage of your confusion to request a signed statement or medical release. It is not in your best interest to provide a statement or sign any documents for the insurance company for the other driver until after you consult with a motorcycle accident attorney.
- Follow up with your doctor.
Do not delay medical treatment and do not ignore your doctor’s instructions. If the doctor advises you to stay out of work, then follow the doctor’s orders. Failing to follow a treatment plan can give the insurance company a reason to deny your claim. If you truly do not believe the advice you are receiving from a doctor is correct, seek a second opinion from another doctor rather than ignore a doctor’s instructions.
- Meet with an attorney as soon as possible.
A motorcycle accident causes a financial burden in addition to the physical and emotional toll it takes on a person. You deserve to be compensated for all damages. An attorney can help you by protecting your legal rights and helping you avoid mistakes that can hurt your chances of recovering full compensation for your injuries. An attorney can also take the stress and burden of dealing with an accident claim off your shoulders so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Sometimes motorcyclists are blamed for accidents they did not cause just because they ride a motorcycle. Don’t let this happen to you. To protect yourself and your rights, talk to an experienced Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer.
To schedule a free legal consultation and case evaluation, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.