What to Do if You Have Been Injured in an Austin Motorcycle Accident
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Austin, you may be wondering about the steps you may need to take in order to protect your rights. The first thing you should do after an accident is to call 9-1-1. If you have been injured, do not move until emergency medical personnel arrive and do not refuse medical treatment. If you have not been injured, it would be a good idea to gather as much information as possible.
Write down the license plate numbers and the make and model of the vehicles involved in the crash. If you have a cell phone with a camera, take photos of the accident scene. Collect insurance information from all parties involved. If someone saw the accident, be sure to get his or her contact information as well. When the police arrive at the scene, it is important that you get your account of the incident into the police report. Do not admit fault for the accident. Simply provide officers with the facts and provide an accurate account of what occurred.
Do not repair your motorcycle until the damage has been properly documented. Take photos of your damaged vehicle as well. It is also important that you seek prompt medical attention. This will not only ensure that you recover quickly and completely, but it will also make sure that there is a record of your injuries and the treatment you sought. Keep a record of all the expenses you have incurred due to the accident, including motorcycle repairs, doctor visits, missed work, cost of medications, etc. Do not rush into a settlement with the insurance company without first talking to an experienced lawyer.
The experienced motorcycle crash attorneys at the King Law Firm represent motorcycle accident victims and their families. We help injured clients obtain fair and full compensation for all their injuries, damages, and losses. Please contact us at (512)277-5762 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.