What should I do if I'm injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida?
Due to the severity of many motorcycle accident injuries, most injury victims need to undergo surgery and might not be able to work for several weeks or even months. If you were in a motorcycle accident, you may be facing significant medical bills, loss of income and pain and suffering. With so much at stake, you need to take the right steps to protect your rights in the moments after the accident. Your decisions can make a difference for many years to come.
At the Richard Troutman Law Firm, our attorneys have years of experience helping motorcycle accident injury victims get their lives back on track. Attorney Troutman will treat you with dignity and respect. He's also owned and ridden motorcycles himself and understands Florida's thriving motorcycle culture. He's on your side. If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in a crash, talk to a lawyer who understands.
Remember, it's not just your immediate medical expenses and lost income you need to worry about after a motorcycle accident. Lost future earnings, long-term physical therapy and pain and suffering are just some of the losses that must be considered. And the actions you take immediately after your accident can affect how much money you receive for years to come. That's why it's critical that you contact our law firm today and schedule your free case evaluation right now. Call 866-434-5770.
Questions about what to do after a motorcycle accident
- Should someone call an ambulance after my Florida motorcycle accident injury?
- Is it important to call the police after my motorcycle accident?
- Do I need to move my motorcycle after my accident?
- I'm only a little bruised after my motorcycle accident. Do I really need to see my doctor?
- Why do I need to call a lawyer after my motorcycle accident?
A: Yes. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need a medical professional on the scene to evaluate your injuries. Don't try to evaluate yourself. Even if you believe you only have a minor injury, you may have a serious, life-threatening injury that is not apparent. In many cases, injuries become apparent days after an accident. Play it safe. Wait for an EMT to evaluate you.
A: Yes. If you are able to do so, you should call the police immediately after your motorcycle accident or ask someone to call them. A police officer will file a written accident report, which will contain crucial details about your accident. The report may help determine who was at fault and could make your claim stronger. Accident reports are a valuable investigatory resource.
A: An injury may prevent you from being able to physically move your motorcycle. However, if you are able to do so, Florida law states that you need to move your bike to keep it from blocking traffic. If you can keep your bike where it is, that will make our post-accident investigation easier. If you have to move your motorcycle, we recommend taking photos of the accident scene before the motorcycle or other car is moved.
A: Yes. Even if your injury seems minor, you could develop more serious health problems a few days or weeks after your motorcycle accident. Internal injuries can be especially dangerous. That's why it's critical you have your doctor or another medical professional evaluate you to make sure you're healthy. Furthermore, you want to see a doctor and continue with follow-up appointments to make your claim strong and compelling. If you don't see a doctor or fail to go to follow up appointments, you are sending a message to the insurance company that your injury is no big deal. You may jeopardize your right to compensation.
There are so many reasons why you should contact an accident attorney as soon as possible if you've been injured in a motorcycle accident. When you have a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, you have someone protecting your rights. You might think the insurance company will pay you a fair settlement, but the insurance company may have a different agenda. Most insurance companies want to keep costs down and keep payments to victims to a minimum. You can take an aggressive stance after your accident in pursuit of the compensation you rightfully deserve. An attorney can look out for your interests and hold the other driver accountable for his or her actions. Don't take chances with your future. Take back control. Contact us right now. We can help!