Motorcycle Accident Advice

10 Tips & Advice on What Motorcyclists Involved in Florida Motorcycle Accidents Should Do

After a motorcycle accident follow this simple guide of ten easy tips to avoid any negative repercussions.

1. Do NOT Admit Fault after a Motorcycle Accident

DO NOT ever admit fault or any sense of fault to anyone after a motorcycle accident, especially not to the police or insurance company. Even if you believe the accident was your fault, then please still do not admit to it. Let the officials decide. Even if the accident was not your fault you could be wrongly assumed at fault if you admit to it so it is a lose-lose situation if you admit being at fault.

2. Do NOT Sign ANYTHING Regarding a Motorcycle Accident

Consult your attorney before signing any documents including an agreement or a statement. Signing your name on something you don’t completely understand can be a huge mistake that can be easily prevented by avoiding any paperwork or documents.

3. DO Call the Police After a Motorcycle Accident

After an accident, always call the police and if someone is injured call an ambulance. Make sure you obtain documented medical treatment for any injuries sustained in the crash. Don’t listen to the pleads of the other guy to not get the police involved, an accident is and accident and calling the police is proper protocol.

4. DO Gather the Names of All Witnesses

Without witnesses an accident is just your word vs. their word and you have no evidence of the validity of your story. Witnesses will come in handy when you need to validate your story and prove that you weren’t at fault in the accident.

5. DO Take Pictures of any Damage at the Accident Scene

Pictures of damage provide more evidence for you case and story. Without pictures at the accident scene your damage claims can be denied as occurring after the accident and not as a result of the collision.

6. Do NOT Leave the Scene of the Accident

Leaving the scene of the accident can only get you in more trouble. Even if you did no damage do not leave the scene of the accident! Leaving the scene lets the other guy explain only his side of the story to the police and leaves you liable for hit and run.

7. DO Contact a Law Firm Immediately After a Motorcycle Accident

Accidents can leave you in a chaotic and frantic state of mind that can lead you to not making the smartest legal decisions. Always make sure to contact a respected law firm immediately after an accident so you know your rights and stay well informed to make the right decisions.

8. DO NOT assume the police report is accurate

Contrary to popular belief, police are not the smartest or best listeners on the planet and they often get the police report very wrong. These discrepancies rarely fall in your favor so try to make sure the police get the correct story down on paper.

9. DO NOT Admit Anything that Can Be Used Against You

Don’t ever admit or even hint at anything that could be used against you in court. Sometimes it is just best to keep your mouth shut and not say anything.

10. DO Obtain Critical Information

Make sure you take down critical information such as: License plate number, vehicle make and model, date of registration expiration, name, and telephone number. This information can come in handy later on.