A motorcycle accident can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. If you are someone who was recently injured in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now. Our St. Mary’s County motorcycle accident lawyer is here to help. Continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more.
What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
After sustaining an injury in a motorcycle accident, the most important thing you can do is call 911. Not only will they send emergency services to the scene of the accident, but they will also write up a report of how the accident happened, and, in some cases, who was at fault. If you’re physically capable, you should try to take pictures of any damage caused by the accident, including to your vehicle, the other driver’s vehicle, property, and your injuries themselves. Additionally, you should ask witnesses for their contact information and/or written or recorded statements regarding how the accident happened. You should also get the other driver’s insurance information if you can. Finally, once your injuries are tended to in a hospital, you should keep copies of the medical documentation and retain the services of a competent Leondardtown personal injury lawyer who can work to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
To satisfy the burden of proof, we will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. For example, if we can prove the other driver was doing any of the following at the time of your accident, you should have a valid claim:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Ignoring traffic lights or signs
- Failing to yield
- Tailing you too closely
These are just some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. If you were hurt in any other circumstances and the accident wasn’t your fault, you should be entitled to compensation. Our firm is here to help you recover it.
What does financial compensation cover in Maryland?
Compensation should help cover the cost of the physical, financial, and emotional damages caused by your accident. This can include pain and suffering, the cost of medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, the cost of lost wages, loss of consortium, and more.
Contact Our St. Mary’s County Firm
Our firm understands how overwhelming the claims process can be, which is why it is our job to handle the entire legal side of the matter while you focus solely on what matters most: healing. We know the ins and outs of the claims process, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience in the field to work for you. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.