Many drivers on the road don't give a second thought to the motorcycles that are sharing the roads they drive on. Some drivers just don't understand or even know that they need to pay special attention to motorcycles during the fair weather months — year-round for that matter. Because of this, many motorcyclists are injured in accidents that could have been prevented had the driver in the other vehicle been paying attention. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you're probably wondering what step to take next — here you'll find a few tips to help you prepare for a consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney.
Compile Medical Bills
Keep track of all of the medical expenses that you've accumulated. This includes everything that you've had to pay for to treat the injuries that you've sustained — even the ibuprofen you picked up at the grocery store should be included in the expense report.
Talk with the hospital and doctor that has treated you. You may be able to acquire a print out that shows how much you've been billed, how much your insurance has been billed and what has been paid for up to that point. The more compiled the information, the easier it will be to track. Keep in mind that some practices will charge you for an additional print out of billing and treatment reports so take a little cash with you when you go to request the documents.
Write Down the Details of the Crash
Right now, stop what you're doing and write down the details of the crash before you begin to forget exactly what happened. The longer you wait, the foggier the details will be, and the attorney will need a clear picture of what happened. If you write it down, you won't have to worry about forgetting any details, and you won't have to repeat yourself time and time again when asked about the incident.
Gather Photos and Videos
Were you wearing a personal camera when you were riding? Did you take any pictures of the crash before it was cleaned up? Do you know anyone that has pictures or videos of the event? All of these pictures and videos can come in handy when it comes time to go to present a case. The more you have, the easier it will be to prove your case.
Talk with a motorcycle accident attorney near you. He or she will assist in getting you the information and the assistance you need to get through this difficult time.