If you ride a motorcycle you are aware that motorcycle injuries can be catastrophic. You also know that cars often do not see you on the roadway. For example,if you happen to get into the blind spot of a car or truck on the highway while they are changing lanes, you can be severely injured by their carelessness.
Are you a motorcycle bike rider who was injured in an auto or truck accident?
If you were, some of the information below may help you understand your legal rights.
…Spring weather beckons motorcyclists, which leads to more motorized two-wheelers cruising the roads. If you have the misfortune of being in a motorcycle accident, what should you do?
Here’s how to respond when you are involved in a motorcycle accident:
1 Call for Help: Check on everyone and call 911 right away. In motorcycle collisions with cars, SUVs, or trucks, those occupants are typically in better condition than the cyclists. Pennsylvania permits riders 21 years or older to ride without a helmet if they have completed a motorcycle safety course or have at least two years of motorcycle riding experience. Those riders may have serious head injuries resulting from the accident, so calling for medical help immediately is crucial.
2 Document the Scene: Remain at the scene and take as many pictures, video, and audio clips as possible. If there are obscured or missing traffic signs, malfunctioning signals, or other problems, note them.
3 Exchange contact and insurance information with the other drivers involved, and identify and talk to witnesses.
4 Ask the police to make an on-the-scene report, and find out how to get a copy for your records.
5 Consult an Attorney: All the information you gather is important when you meet with a personal injury or automobile accident attorney. Details that may seem minor are valuable as your attorney investigates causes of the crash.
At Bernard M. Tully Attorney at Law, the team offers clients dedicated representation in personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents. You can rely on their professionalism and passion as they remain focused on obtaining full compensation for you and your loved ones.
Even though you drive safely, motorcycle accidents happen. If you’re involved, contact Pittsburgh motorcycle and bike accident lawyer Bernard M. Tully Attorney at Law.
Call (412) 281-8700 for your free consultation appointment. Learn more about our personal injury practice on this website, and stay connected to them on Facebook.
Pittsburgh motorcycle and bike accident attorney Bernard Tully has represented many motorcycle victims over the last 30 years. We can do the same for you!