Actions to Take at the Scene of a Motorcycle Accident
Remain calmIn an emergency, staying calm may seem impossible, but it is imperative so that you can think clearly and take appropriate actions.
Call 911 for emergency assistanceCall 911 to request emergency assistance when everyone is out of immediate danger. If there is still immediate danger, you should alert the operator. According to the FLHSMV, a driver involved in a crash resulting in injuries, death, or more than $500 in property or vehicle damages must immediately report the crash to the police.
Move to safetyIf possible, move people and vehicles to a safe location out of the lanes of travel to await first responders.
Take pictures and make notesPhotos of the vehicles involved and where they are positioned can be very helpful when determining fault. You should take photos of injuries and make detailed notes about everything you see and everything you can remember about the crash.
Gather informationThe information to collect includes:
- Other driver's contact information
- Other driver's insurance information
- Names of officers and first responders
- Names and contact information of witnesses
- Information on how to obtain a copy of the police report
Seek medical attentionGet checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible following an accident.
Report the accident to your insurance companyIn Florida, accidents must be reported to insurance carriers within ten days. Failure to report the crash within this time limit could result in coverage being denied.
West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident LawyerOnce your injuries are treated, getting the guidance of a motorcycle accident lawyer like the lawyers at Casas Law in West Palm Beach is advisable. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries.
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