Motorcycle Accident Do’s and Don’t’s

Motorcycle accidents can be life altering, and the best advice is to ride safely and always be on the lookout for inattentive automobile drivers. But if you should be involved in an accident, here are some “Do’s” and “Don’t’s” that you should follow:

DO:

  • Call 911 for police and medical assistance.
  • Render any assistance you are able to, including medical aid if qualified.
  • Write down information regarding the accident, including the name, address, phone number, and insurance information of other drivers.
  • Write down information about the other vehicles in the accident, including the make, model, year, and license plate numbers.
  • Give the other drivers your name and insurance information.
  • Try to identify any possible witnesses. Try to get their names and contact information. If they refuse to get involved, try to take down their license plate number.

DON’T:

  • Don’t make any statement regarding the accident to anyone other than the police.
  • Don’t apologize to the other drivers, no matter who you believe may be hurt or at fault.
  • Don’t argue with other drivers or witnesses about who was at fault or about what happened.
  • Don’t sign anything from any other driver or witness that purports to relay the events of the accident.
  • Don’t sign anything from any insurance company that may contact you after the accident.

If you have questions or concerns, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer!  Beware insurance companies asking for your signature or offering you a check. Remember, the insurance company’s “job” is to pay out as little as possible, no matter who is at fault or what your damages are.  For information on motorcycle accident insurance, please click here.

As always, the motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law are here for you, if needed.  We handle motorcycle accident cases throughout California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, the San Francisco Bay Area, and everywhere in between.  Our initial consultation is free, and without obligation.