Get a Faster Settlement when Evidence is Preserved
If you ride, you know the dangers. People don’t see you as easily (often because they’re not looking). People don’t care as much about motorcycles. Some people even think they’re a nuisance and get what they deserve when there is a bike wreck. You understand the dangers, but the freedom that comes with riding is second to none. It’s worth the risk, but you should be prepared if something goes wrong.
Zach Herbert with Herbert & Eberstein is a Dallas motorcycle accident attorney. If you have been involved in an accident, don’t hesitate to call the office at 214-414-3808, or fill out our contact form, and we’ll have a chat about your case and what we see as the most important steps to move forward. Don’t worry, there’s no obligation to you to become a client, let’s discover your case first.
Steps to Maintain Evidence of a Motorcycle Accident
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, this will end up being a lot harder. Before you even get on your bike, make sure that you know what needs to be done after a wreck.
Police Report – To help move your case forward, and prove that you were not at fault for the accident, a police report is essential. This document will help to ensure that your motorcycle accident attorney will be able to show that you are the victim, and you deserve compensation to take care of your injuries and financial loss.
Pictures and Video of the Site – If you are not badly injured, take video and pictures of the crash site. Show the traffic (or lack thereof), the weather conditions, and the exact location of where the vehicles stopped. Include pictures of skid marks or other markings on the roadway. Learn more on our blog about documenting accidents.
Pictures and Video of your Injury – Even if you were not injured, take plenty of pictures of the condition of your motorcycle after the accident. Take pictures of your protective clothing, and pictures of any injuries you sustained. Make sure to get the full condition of the damage to your property or your body to show this wasn’t a minor accident.
Medical Reports – If you feel you haven’t been injured, still get checked out by a doctor. Injuries don’t always show up immediately; especially when you have had a sudden surge of adrenaline due to the accident. Aches and pains that seem minor can be discovered to be something far worse. Medical records starting immediately after the accident will show that these were injuries sustained in the accident.
Eye Witness Statements – If anyone witnessed the crash, make sure you track them down! Many people won’t come forward or offer up information. But many will stop and ask if you need assistance. Get their names and phone numbers so you can have your Dallas motorcycle accident attorney follow up with them and get their statement about what they saw happen.
Enlist the Help of Zach Herbert: Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney
After a motorcycle accident, you have to know how to use the law on your side (something insurance companies aren’t counting on). You also have to deal with getting your bike repaired, medical bills and treatment, as well as the emotional recovery of being in a major accident that easily could have taken your life! That’s a lot for one person to handle.
Of course, there’s a simpler alternative. You deserve to be fully reimbursed for everything you have suffered, and not just the easy to see costs (like repairing your property and paying medical bills). That’s where Zach Herbert comes in. A thorough knowledge of the law and experience helping victims means he will take the worries off your plate, and get you compensation you deserve.