What to do After a Motorcycle Accident
When you think of motorcycles, you may think of the freedom of the open road with the wind in your face. And with warmer weather just around the corner, you may start seeing more and more motorcyclists on the road. But be careful, motorcycle accidents are on the rise and you may find yourself in one. Do you know what to do if that happens?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4, 957 motorcyclists were killed in auto accidents in 2012, an increase of 7 percent from 2011. And unlike an auto accident, where the driver is protected with seat belts and airbags, motorcyclists have only a helmet to protect them from injury. This could make your injuries much more severe than yours after an accident.
After getting motorcycle accident, there may be a question of who is responsible for your accident. Just like an auto accident, you should call 911, get contact information from the other driver and other witnesses. Remember to take photos of the scene of the accident. If you or the other driver are seriously injured, try to get contact information from any passengers of the vehicle. And most of all, remember to call an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you through the process.
If you are in a motorcycle accident in New Jersey, remember to contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone. We’ve been handling these type of accidents throughout New Jersey for more than 26 years. Contact us today for a free consultation.