The World’s Worst Motorcycle Accident Advice

helmet beside car representing motorcycle accidentsIf you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you may have a lot of questions about what to do next. And with all of the information available on the Internet these days, you may also wonder where to turn for good advice. That’s why it’s so important to call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to help you after your accident. Too often a client will come to us after taking bad advice from somewhere else. Below, we’ve outlined some of the worst advice our clients have heard just to show you why you need a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney by your side.

  1. You don’t need medical treatment for minor injuries.

There are many problems with this piece of advice. First off, your body may be flooded with adrenaline after the accident which could temporarily dull the pain of your injuries. Basically, you could be more injured than you realize. Secondly, not all injuries are visible. It’s important to have proper medical treatment as soon as possible. A precautionary medical examination is in your best interest.

  1. You don’t always need to call the police after a motorcycle accident.

This is one of the worst pieces of advice anyone can give you after you’ve been in a motorcycle accident. You should always call the police to report an accident. Police will create an official record with facts from the accident and will take witness statements. This will become important evidence for your case later on.

  1. It’s okay to talk about the accident.

While you should give police a basic account of what happened, you should first talk to an attorney before making any official statements about the accident. After an accident occurs, you may be confused, emotional or even injured. This could cause you to make a false or confusing statement that will become part of the official record for your case. Calm down and speak with a motorcycle accident attorney before discussing the accident with others—especially the insurance companies.

  1. It’s okay if you don’t have photos of the accident.

Don’t fall for this one! You should take every opportunity to record details from the accident, especially photos. Use your cell phone if you don’t have a camera handy. This is your only opportunity to gather this evidence before it disappears. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words and the photos you take will become an important part of your case. Take photos of the scene of the accident, damage to the vehicles and injuries.

  1. Let the police handle all the details.

Again, don’t miss an opportunity to gather evidence! The police are very busy and handle a lot of reports each day. Take charge and get the information you need. Exchange information with others involved in the accident including names, addresses, phone numbers and insurance information. Note the make, model, year, license plate number and VIN of all vehicles involved and get contact information from any witnesses. Record as many details as possible now while they are available. As time goes on, your memory of the accident will fade and evidence will be lost.

The Best Advice For Motorcycle Accidents?

Now comes the best piece of motorcycle accident advice: always call an experienced motorcycle attorney to discuss your case. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Hernando, Citrus, Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco County, call the Lowman Law Firm for a free consultation. There are no fees or costs unless we are successful.

Remember, you must act quickly after an accident. There is a time limit for filing a claim, plus the longer you wait, the more evidence begins to disappear. Call 352-754-4JOE (352-754-4563) for a free consultation with a Florida motorcycle accident attorney.

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