Hi! My name is Sam, and I started this blog to help other injured people. Before you start reading, let me tell you a little about myself. Ten years ago, I slipped on a slice of fruit in a grocery store. My leg slid out from under me, and in a freak twist, it was rendered useless. I could no longer work and struggled with intense pain every day. Luckily, I found an accident and injury attorney who was able to get me the compensation I needed to cover my medical bills and my lost time at work. However, while I waited for the settlement to come through, I had to get creative physically and financially. This blog is dedicated to anyone who is in that limbo position. I hope the posts here help you decide what to do while you wait for the results of your trial.
Minor motorcycle crashes are few and far between — so much so that the term "minor motorcycle crash" sounds like an oxymoron. If you are in a crash you're able to get up and walk away from, you are sure to feel lucky and thankful. But in the midst of the glee that comes with realizing you're somehow alright, it's important that you don't forget to do these things:
Go to the hospital.
When your life flashed before your eyes as you were about to crash, you probably envisioned the worst. So when you get up and realize you can move everything, you might assume you're just fine. You very well might be. But you may also have injuries that are not yet showing symptoms. For example, sometimes people in crashes rupture their spleen or bruise their liver, and they don't realize it until hours later when their organs start failing. As such, you really must go to the hospital and get checked out. If you end up filing an insurance claim, you'll have a hard time convincing the insurance company your injuries are due to the accident if you didn't see a doctor for days afterward.
Take photos of the vehicle that hit you.
Hitting someone on a motorcycle is a big deal, and most drivers know that. Occasionally, in an attempt to get out of the expensive insurance increase that is likely to follow, drivers will give false information to the riders they hit. To make sure this does not happen to you, snap a photo of the car that hit you and its license plate. If you get home, call the insurance company, and realize that things don't line up, you can at least call the police with the license plate number.
Take some time off from riding.
Riding after a crash can be really nerve-racking. If you want to ride again, you will eventually face your fears. But for now, take it easy for a few days or weeks. You want to give yourself some time to mentally recover from the trauma of the crash before you try riding again. You do not want your nerves to take over when you're driving, because that could cause you to make unsafe moves.
To learn more about the best things to do after any motorcycle crash, talk to a motorcycle accident attorney, such as Cok Kinzler PLLP. It's a good idea to call one after your crash so you can have them on standby in case the insurance company gives you a hard time about your claim.Share
23 October 2019