The first and most important priority is your safety along with the safety of any other persons involved in the accident. Motorcycle drivers are more exposed than car/truck drivers, putting them at higher risk in a crash. If you or anyone else has sustained any kind of injury, immediately call for help. Regardless if you think it’s a minimal injury, it’s best to have it checked out.
Getting in touch with the police at the scene of the accident ensures that records of the incident remain accurate. It’s crucial that you secure a copy of the police report for records purposes.
You also have to exchange basic information with the involved parties. This includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and insurance details. Document as much as you can by taking photos of the damaged vehicle,skid marks, your position relative to the traffic sign, etc.
If you’re the injured party, keep records of your medical treatment for when your lawyer enters the picture.
Having an attorney to represent you is essential. If you know a skilled auto accident lawyer, calling them at the scene of the accident allows you to prepare for your next step.
There are instances where your insurance company provides you a lawyer. If you don’t have one, do not offer information unless necessary. When providing information, make sure to stick to factual statements. For example, if the police questions you, don’t say “”The accident was my fault.”” Instead objectively narrate the incident.