Five Important Actions to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

Unfortunately motorcycle riders and their passengers are considerably more likely to suffer serious injury or death in an accident than people in a car. It’s not something you prepare for - but it’s critical to take these steps afterwards to protect yourself.

  1. Seek medical help immediately if you are injured. You have the right to a physician of your choice. Keep records of all treatment received, medications prescribed, and medical recommendations given by the doctor.

  2. Document the accident

    • Take photos of the scene, if possible
    • Interview witnesses and get their contact information
    • Write down everything you remember from the accident
    • Get a copy of the accident report
  3. Report the accident to your insurance company Only provide the contact information for the other drivers involved.

  4. Don’t agree to sign anything or provide a statement to an insurance company. This could possibly forfeit your rights to seek further damages once the full impact of your injuries is known.

  5. Call for help. The law office of Robert Martwick can determine if you have a case and how much compensation you may be eligible to receive. Don’t accept an unfair settlement from the insurance companies - you may be entitled to more.

In most states, motorcycles are subject to different laws such as special licensing requirements, helmet laws, insurance laws, and laws about how motorcycles can use traffic lanes. You need an experienced Chicago motorcycle injury lawyer that can help you determine the best course of action. We’ll fight relentlessly so you can collect the money you deserve to cover costs associated with your injury and treatment, future medical care, pain and suffering and lost earning capacity. Our law office understands the ins and outs of all types of motorcycle accident cases:

  • Another driver - drunk driver, hit and run
  • Defective product (for example defective motorcycle design, failure in safety gear, such as a helmet)
  • Road conditions - poorly maintained roads, messy and confusing construction, unclear signage, improperly designed roads. NOTE: Claims against government entities have strict filing deadlines, usually as short as six months.

Send a clear message about the importance of safety for all bikers - seek the compensation you deserve for your motorcycle injury. Don’t know where to start? Tell us what happened. We’re here to help. And remember, you’ll pay no fees unless we win. Call (312) 332-0321 to speak directly with a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer 24/7

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