Even a “minor” motorcycle accident can be a terrifying and traumatic event. The painful, long-lasting physical wounds, as well as the devastating emotional trauma caused by a single motorcycle accident can change the entire course of a survivor’s life. In addition, the traumatic injuries sustained by motorcycle crash victims are often extremely expensive, and in some cases, they could require years or even a lifetime of expensive treatments.
This challenging time after a motorcycle crash, you are simply trying to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. You do not need the draining, uphill battle that comes when facing greedy, evasive insurance companies after your motorcycle accident. That is where John Barry Baker can help. He will be there with you every step, so you don’t have to face the issues of your motorcycle accident alone. John Barry Baker will fight for your rightful compensation, justice and accountability for the suffering you and your family have endured in the aftermath of your motorcycle accident.
A motorcycle crash is often followed by a chaotic flurry of paperwork, phone calls, documentation and investigation. It is easy for this to cause feelings of hopelessness and being overwhelmed as this is in addition to healing from painful injuries. If another motorist is at fault in your motorcycle crash, you should not have to accept the financial burden causes by his or her poor driving choices or negligence.
Important steps following a motorcycle accident in Fayetteville Arkansas:
- After a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is ensure that you can reach safety. If you are medically able to do so, and the motorcycle is still able to be moved, you should attempt to move the motorcycle from the travel lanes. This step can reduce the risk of secondary accidents being caused by the disabled vehicles involved. If the motorcycle is too severely damaged, or the injuries you sustained are too severe and prohibit you from moving, then circumstances and location of the motorcycle accident, as well as your medical condition will dictate whether it is possible or safe for you to leave the vehicle and find a safe location away from the flow of traffic.
- Once the safety issues have been addressed, there are important pieces of information that you should obtain from the other driver in your motorcycle accident. You should write down or use your phone to obtain a picture of the other driver’s license plate. Be sure to ask the other driver in the motorcycle wreck for his or her insurance information. In the state of Arkansas every owner of a car, truck, van, motorcycle or other vehicle is required by law to have, at minimum, liability insurance coverage. Liability insurance covers the damage for another driver when the insured is at fault in a motorcycle accident. It is also a good idea to obtain contact information from the other driver. While it is possible to obtain this information later in the process, obtaining it in the beginning of the process can reduce stress later.
- If you are planning on making a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance or even your own insurance after a motorcycle accident, a police report setting forth the time, location and details of the accident is frequently useful. There are also certain scenarios where the driver is required by law to report an accident. The first scenario involved any accident that results in damage to the property – including the vehicle (motorcycle) – of any one person of $1000.00 or more. The second scenario where an accident report is required by law is when any person suffers any bodily injury or is killed in the motorcycle accident.
Please call John Barry Baker, P.A. (479) 521-5337 right away for a confidential legal consultation. Let us help you take control of your motorcycle accident. Call us today to explore your options.