Steps To Take After A Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents are scary and traumatic. After a crash, you may be in shock, disoriented and even seriously hurt. That's why it's important for riders to have an understanding of what to do after such an occurrence.

Staying Prepared

Provided you're able to move and take care of yourself after an accident, you should:

  • Focus on safety. Check on yourself and others for serious injuries. If possible, move out of the way of traffic.
  • Call 911. It's important to dispatch medical personnel and police officers, even if the accident is relatively minor.
  • Keep your safety gear on. This is typically recommended in case you have a neck or spine injury, in which case removing your helmet may be dangerous.
  • Seek medical attention. Even if you don't believe you've been seriously hurt, you should be examined by a professional. Due to the adrenaline rush of an accident, people frequently don't realize the full extent of their injuries.
  • Gather information. Take photos of the scene. Get witness statements and contact information.
  • Most importantly, stay calm.

As always, we encourage riders in South Florida to ride safely. We also recommend downloading our app, which could connect you to one of our attorneys with the push of a button.

Before divulging too much information to your insurance agent or others, it may be wise to speak with a lawyer who can help you obtain full and fair compensation.

After An Accident, Contact The Rudman Law Group

Our firm can help you deal with your insurance company as well as with other parties involved. Due to our experience in criminal defense, we also work to clear our clients of any traffic violations or other charges incurred during the accident.

Reach out to our Boca Raton, Florida, office at 561-367-2542, or contact us at any time.