Hold On, Easy Rider:10 Steps to Maximize Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

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Learn 10 crucial steps in protecting your motorcycle accident claim if you are ever in an accident.

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Hold On, Easy Rider:10 Steps to Maximize Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

  1. 1. Hold On, Easy Rider: 10 Steps That Will Maximize A Motorcycle Accident Claim presented by The Parrish Law Firm
  2. 2. 10 Steps That Will Maximize a Motorcycle Accident Claim <ul><li>Motorcycle accidents rarely ever come out with no one injured.   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, over 96% of accidents end up in injury. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Oftentimes, a two-vehicle motorcycle accident is due to the other party's negligence.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>When the insurance companies start calling, it is important that you know what to do to protect your rights and maximize your claim. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The following are 10 important steps that may help maximize your claim.
  4. 4. BEFORE THE ACCIDENT  
  5. 5. 1) Purchase a Quality Helmet <ul><li>Not having a helmet is a huge factor in determining your case. Be aware of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a secure-fitting helmet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the type of helmet worn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>whether it is USDOT certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>whether it is Snell certified. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information on helmets, check out this link . </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2 ) Take a Motorcycle Safety Class <ul><ul><li>Most motorcycle riders learn to ride without training.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety class experience reduces injury and decreases the chance of being in an accident.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. DURING THE ACCIDENT  
  8. 8. 3 ) Stay at the scene of the accident until law enforcement arrives. <ul><ul><li>Leaving at the scene of the accident will surely you prevent from gaining any compensation for your claim </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 4 ) Seek immediate medical attention <ul><ul><li>Even if you may not feel like you have any injuries, you should still get a medical assessment.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check in with paramedics at the scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediately schedule an appointment with a doctor to double check for any injuries that may have occurred </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 5 ) Obtain All Parties' Contact Info <ul><li>G et contact information of the other driver and any witnesses to the accident . This: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps back your claim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides support for the details of the accident </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 6) File a police report <ul><li>A police report makes sure all details are officially recorded. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 7) Take Pictures of the Scene <ul><li>Pictures speak more than words.   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take as many pictures as you can from every single possible angle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The more photos, the more details, and the more you can back up your claim </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 8) Don't Discuss Details of Accident With the Other party at Fault <ul><li>You don't want anything you say being used against you. </li></ul>
  14. 14. AFTER THE ACCIDENT  
  15. 15. 9) Save All Accident-Related Docs <ul><ul><li>Keep a collection of records and documents pertaining to your accident and injuries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure all documents are easily accessible while in the process of filing your claim. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 10) Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney <ul><li>Having a personal injury attorney helps you figure out how to get the most money out of your claim .  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>You deserve the most you can get out of your claim. </li></ul>
  17. 17.   <ul><li>Although some of these steps may seem obvious or cumbersome to carry out, they will ultimately help you get the most out of your personal injury claim.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Just taking a few of these steps will already make a big difference in your case. </li></ul>
  18. 18. For more tips, ideas, and recommendations, check out www.theparrishlawfirm.com   or call 571-229-1800.

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