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Steps to Take Immediately Following a Motorcycle Accident
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, there are certain steps you must take immediately after your accident, even before contacting a New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer. The aftermath of an accident can be very chaotic for the victim. But if you know what to do in the event of a motorcycle accident, you can prevent jeopardizing your legal rights and ensure a greater compensation.
New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers advise that motorcyclists take the following steps immediately following an accident:
Pull to the Side of the Road
Before you start exchanging information with the parties involved in the accident, you need to pull to the side of the road as quickly as possible. If you cannot move your motorcycle, you should at least move yourself away from harms way.
Never Provide Unnecessary Information
It is important that you do not provide any information about the facts leading to the accident to any party, the insurance company or witnesses. It is especially important not to admit fault or say “I’m sorry” during your conversation with the other driver or even the police.
Both your insurance company and your New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer will need certain information to file your claim. In order to do, it is imperative that you have gather necessary information regarding the other driver’s full name, address, telephone number, driver’s license and registration numbers, and insurance information.
Take Pictures of the Scene of Accident
You should take pictures of the scene of accident to preserve the evidence before it is cleared. If you do not have a camera, you can even take pictures with your cell phone.
Call the Police
Lastly, you should call the police to scene of accident to prepare a report documenting the events of the accident. Ask the officer to provide you with a copy of the police report.
We Can Help
For more information about what to do after being involved in a motorcycle accident or to schedule a free consultation with New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer Dan T. Matrafajlo, please call (908) 248-4404.