Unfortunately, thousands of motorcyclists are killed or injured each year in the United States. Many of these accidents occur because of another driver’s negligence. Many drivers either are not looking for motorcycles or are not paying attention to the road. Unfortunately, minor accidents involving a motorcycle can be very serious or deadly for the motorcyclist. In the San Francisco area, we are particularly prone to motorcycle accidents.
If you have been involved in a San Francisco motorcycle accident, there are a few steps you can take in order to make a future legal case as easy as possible. First, of course, seek medical treatment. Even if you don’t believe you’ve suffered any injuries at all, it’s important to make a record of what happened and report any complaints, even if minor, to a doctor. If you don’t seek medical treatment, this can seriously damage your case later if it’s discovered that you were hurt.
If you are physically fine at the scene of the accident, try to find witnesses. Witnesses can have a huge impact on your case. Witnesses could include other drivers or bystanders. Get contact information for them, and if possible, ask them to tell you what happened and record it on your cell phone, or have them make notes so they will remember what happened later.
Finally, you will want to get evidence from the scene. This includes, of course, the information from another driver involved in the wreck, such as contact information and insurance information. You should take pictures of the scene as well as your injuries. Take pictures of your vehicle and any other vehicles involved.
At Liberty Law, Micha Star Liberty believes that it’s important for accident victims to be proactive following an accident, if possible. If you are in Oakland, San Francisco, Fairfield, Tracy, or a surrounding area, and have been involved in a motorcycle accident, call Micha Star Liberty, San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney, at Liberty Law at 415-896-1000. She will help you obtain compensation for your injuries.