A motorcycle accident can change your life in an instant, causing you severe physical damage, lost wages, and inexpressible emotional trauma.
With more than 25 years of experience helping those injured in Florida motorcycle accidents, the Law Office of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is all too familiar with the suffering they cause.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Tampa, FL motorcycle accident, you probably have a lot of questions. We’d like to offer some answers.
To learn what you should do in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, please continue reading or call us today at 1-800-753-5203.
Call The Police and Make a Written Report
Be careful of what you tell others at the scene
Do not leave the scene before the police arrive
Give the police whatever information they request
Ask for the police report number and obtain a copy as soon as you can
Document the Accident
If no one requires immediate medical attention, acquire contact and insurance information from all drivers, passengers. and/or pedestrians involved
Write down the make, model, and license plate numbers of all vehicles involved
If possible, take pictures of the scene with a camera or camera phone
Draw a diagram of the accident, noting where each vehicle was on the street and the direction it was going
If You Are Injured, Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous, leading to amputation, back and neck damage, brain trauma, broken or fractured bones, and paralysis, among other serious injuries. You cannot afford to underestimate the physical trauma you may have received in an accident.
Even if you are unsure whether you might be injured, it’s important to call for an ambulance because injuries are not always immediately clear. Make sure to fully inform doctors and paramedics about your injuries and any prior health conditions.
Be Careful of What You Say to Insurance Companies
You SHOULD contact your insurance company immediately after the accident and inform them of your injuries. However, DO NOT admit to being at fault under any circumstances. If you do, your insurance company may not be willing to help you.
You SHOULD NOT grant an interview or provide any information about your accident to the adjusters from the other driver’s insurance company, since the information you provide may ultimately be used against you.
Contact an Experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Abrahamson & Uiterwyk’s team of motorcycle wreck attorneys have been seeking justice on behalf of Florida motorcycle accident victims for more than two decades. With over 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers know how to help.
If you’ve been harmed as a result of another driver’s irresponsibility or negligence, it’s important that you get in touch with us online or contact us immediately at 1-800-753-5203 for a no fee, no obligation consultation.