Motorcycle accidents are some of the worst types of auto accidents that can happen, so if you have recently been injured, we suggest contacting a Birmingham, AL motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Too many people get terribly injured or killed in motorcycle accidents because of negligent drivers. Bikers have less protection compared to others, since they only have the helmet and gear to deflect impact. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are basically at the mercy of drivers since they have a smaller profile and are harder to detect. If you were seriously hurt due to a reckless driver, we recommend speaking with our team at Mike Bell Accident & Injury Lawyers, LLC about seeking compensation. You may be owed compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other loss.
Injuries And Evidence
What you do the moments after the accident may vary depending on how badly you were injured. Perhaps you had to be ushered away to receive emergency care immediately. If that is the case, then you were probably not able to gather evidence at the scene and exchange information with the other driver. But that’s not something to worry about right now, since the fact that you could not stay at the scene means you were seriously injured. Your medical documentation can be used to show the type and severity you were hurt and the medical costs that resulted from it. If you were physically able to do so, hopefully you had moved yourself to a safe area, called 911, checked yourself for visible injuries, seen a doctor shortly thereafter, and taken pictures of your injuries and property damage. Witness statements can be influential as well, so let your Birmingham motorcycle accident lawyer know if anyone was with you at the time or had seen the collision happen as a bystander.
Talking With Police
After calling the police, an officer will arrive to take a report of how the accident happened. If you suspect that the driver who hit you is intoxicated, let the police know right away upon their arrival. When sharing your side of the story, stick to facts and what you saw through your perspective. The report can be helpful in figuring out who was responsible for the accident. Ask for the officer’s name and badge number. You can get a copy of this police report at your local law enforcement office. The more evidence you have, the stronger your case will be against the offending driver. If you are not sure if a report was written or where to get a copy, we can find out and handle that for you.
Contact Us About A Case
The team at Mike Bell Accident & Injury Lawyers, LLC have seen how bikers can have their lives and health uprooted due to a motorcycle accident. If you were seriously harmed in a crash due to another driver, consider speaking with a Birmingham motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may think you do not need assistance from a lawyer to deal with the situation, however, the presence of a legal team can maximize your compensation. Insurance companies and other parties tend to become cooperative once they realize a lawyer is representing a victim. This is because with a lawyer’s protection, victims are less likely to be taken advantage of. Please contact our team today for further support and advice.