Tips On Making A Personal Injury Claim After A Motorcycle Accident

September 4, 2013

Many Western New Yorkers love to ride motorcycles during the all-to-short Buffalo summers.  Unfortunately, many personal injury accidents occur in these summer months.  It is important that motorcyclists use proper protection and take precautions not only to avoid personal injury, but also to avoid being blamed should they be injured.  Making sure you are wearing a helmet and proper clothing, along with keeping your motorcycle in good repair, may help keep the person who caused your injury from blaming you.

Also, if you have undergone any type of professional training in riding motorcycles, you should document it.  Even if you have not, you may be able to demonstrate that you ride often. Having this information will help negate any argument that you are an inexperienced or careless rider.

If you are in a motorcycle accident, you should be prepared to document your injuries through medical reports and possibly photographs.  Photographs of the scene of the accident and the damage to the vehicles involved may also be useful.  In addition to being compensated for your injuries, you may be able to recover for items damaged in the accident such as helmets, clothing and electronic devices.  These losses also should be documented by you.  If there were any witnesses on the scene, you should obtain their contact information if at all possible.

Having an experienced personal injury attorney who has handled motorcycle accident claims successfully will help you understand the entire process.  Our firm has successfully resolved many motorcycle cases and gotten our clients the compensation they deserve.  If you have been injured or have any questions about motorcycle accidents, call us at 716-400-0000.