First, remain calm. Don’t get upset. Yelling will not help. The calmer you are, the better it will be.
1. Make sure that no-one is injured, that includes the other rider or driver and any passengers. If anyone is injured, don’t try to move them. Call 911 for an ambulance.
2. If non-one needs immediate medical help, get the names, addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers of everyone involved and the make, model and license plate of all vehicles involved.
3. If there are any witnesses, get their names, addresses, phone numbers and driver’s license number.
4. Take photos with your phone. Be sure and get photos of any skid marks, vehicle position(s), any physical evidence and all damages to both your vehicle or motorcycle as well as the other persons.
5. Make notes which the accident is still fresh in your mind. Be sure to mark down the exact locations of the accident and include your version of what happened.
6. Under no circumstances, unless you are transported by ambulance, should you leave the scene of an accident before getting all necessary information. It is against the law and can result in serious trouble for you.
7. While you may not think you are injured, you never know. Injuries can often show up hours or even days later. You should be checked out by a doctor. If you call our office at 1-855-CzaiaLaw (292-4252), we will be pleased to recommend a doctor who specializes in injury accidents.
8. Never say that the accident was your fault or that you are sorry. If you are at fault, an investigation will prove it. However, if you say it was your fault and it actually wasn’t, making this statement can go against you.
9. Do not give any recorded statement or speak with the other party’s insurance company about your injuries or property damage until you have talked to an attorney.
10. Call our office at 1-833 CJ knows (255-6697) for a FREE consultation.