How to Prepare for the Aftermath of a California Motorcycle Accident

The last thought that any motorcyclist truly wants to think about in Southern California is the risk of a motorcycle accident and what to do after it happens. There are many actions you can take to help protect your rights in the event of an accident and many actions you should avoid.

Police Report
Whenever you are in a multi-vehicle accident it is necessary to obtain a police report, so that the details of the accident are properly documented. If you fail to obtain a police report, when it comes time to argue your case in court there will be no true and definitive account of how that accident happened.  The judge and jury will have to rely on your word against the person that hit you. A police report provides a source for the courtroom as to what happened in the accident. Police officers are considered neutral parties.
 
Go to the Emergency Room
It is always important to seek medical attention after a motorcycle accident from a licensed medical professional. You may have internal injuries that you are not aware of that can have long-term effects. Just trying to “walk it off” will inevitably come back to haunt you in the courtroom. The key to protecting your rights is to document, document, and document everything that you can so that a jury and judge will be able to see that you were injured.

It May Be What You Don’t Say That Saves You

Never make a statement to an insurance adjuster before speaking with a Riverside motorcycle accident attorney. The truth is that the adjuster is not on your side and that his or her job is to pay you as little as possible. Our job, as your lawyer, is to get you the money that you need to repair your life after a catastrophic motorcycle accident. We factor in medical costs, vehicle replacement, lost wages, and a multiplicity of other factors when defining what the insurance company should pay you, and we will fight diligently so that you can get on with your life.

Where Can You Turn?
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Southern California motorcycle accident, you should contact one of our experienced Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385. We have successfully resolved more than 12,000 injury cases.
Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982