A: The first and most important thing is to seek appropriate medical attention, whether at a local hospital or with your family doctor. While there are some important steps to take after an accident occurs, health and well being are of utmost importance. If you are injured, below are some steps you should take or have a family member take. Read more about steps to take after a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania.
1. Obtain a copy of the police report as well as a copy of the 911 call or log report. Some municipalities only retain 911 call information for 30 days. Call information often reveals details that are omitted in the police report.
2. Call your insurance carrier to report the accident. You should note that you are under no obligation to speak to the other driver’s car insurance company, even if you were at fault. In fact, it is best to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer before speaking to anyone from the other driver’s insurance company.
3. If the injuries are serious, contact a local motorcycle accident lawyer who will discuss how medical bills will be paid and what your options are. In many motorcycle accident situations, especially where the injuries were very serious, other parties may be at fault.
More Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Legal Articles:
- Three Common Motorcycle Accident Scenarios
- Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Law – Who Pays for Medical Bills?
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Published: October 10, 2012