The California Office of Traffic Safety recently released a report that showed an increase in the number of motorcycle accident deaths, reminding us of the importance for riders to take caution when out on the roads. For anyone who already has been injured in an Orange County motorcycle accident, here are some tips to help you protect your rights:
- Do not speak with the insurance adjustor. Insurance adjustors will listen carefully to everything you say with the intention of finding a way to pay you less for your injuries. It is in your best interest after a motorcycle accident to wait to speak with the insurance adjustor until after you have consulted an Orange County accident lawyer.
- Do not make repairs to your bike right away. Before you make repairs to your motorcycle, be sure to take pictures of the damage and record the details. Similarly, when you do repair your bike, be sure you keep a file that includes receipts, what was fixed, etc.>
- See a doctor as soon as possible, even if your injuries seem minor. Many injuries are not visible immediately, and skipping a doctor visit could wreck your claim. It is worth taking the time to visit your physician for a check-up after an accident.
- Take pictures of the scene, if possible, and obtain names and contact phone numbers for any witnesses. Along with the other driver’s information, don’t forget to write down details, take pictures of the scene, and ask for the names and contact numbers of any witnesses.
The Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers at Russell & Lazarus would be happy to review your motorcycle accident case in a completely free and confidential evaluation. Contact our experienced attorneys at 1-(949) 851-0222, or simply fill out the convenient online contact form on this page for more information about how we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.