How To Handle A Colorado Motorcycle Accident
No matter how careful you are, when you drive a motorcycle you still have a chance of getting into an accident. Because of the sheer speed of a motorcycle and because you don’t have the enclosed the protection that a car enables, a Colorado motorcycle accident can be expensive, frustrating, and can lead to obvious injuries, disabilities, and even death. How you handle yourself after a Colorado motorcycle accident will significantly influence how the event will impact you in the near future.
GET YOURSELF TO SAFETY
First and foremost you’ll want to remove yourself from harm’s way and get out of traffic and off of the road. You should distance yourself from the accident especially if your bike is on fire, leaking gas, etc.
You should also be checking yourself and others involved for injuries. Call 911 as soon as the accident happens and make sure everyone is all right.
When you’re involved in an accident it’s easy to panic and freak out. This is an an especially important time to remain calm and make sure not to say anything that could indicate culpability from the accident. Don’t argue with other people from the accident, blame people, or become physically violent.
DON’T LEAVE THE SCENE
Whether you hit someone else or you were the only one injured, leaving the scene is the worst possible decision you can make. Remain at the scene to exchange information with the police and anyone else involved in the ccident. You should also get the following details:
– Property Damage Information
– Insurance Information
– Identify Vehicles Involved
– Gather Witnesses
– Take Photographs Of The Accident
Taking photos is a really important step. By taking photos you can prove that the motorcycle accident was not your fault. These pictures will be valuable pieces of information not only for law enforcement, but also for your lawyer.
If you seek legal aid in a Colorado motorcycle accident you will need photographs not only of the scene but also any of your injuries. Even using a simple cell phone is a good way to capture the scene, but make sure you get all of the pertinent details now.
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