Motorcycle accidents are among the most severe type of auto accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 96 percent of multiple-vehicle motorcycle accidents result in some kind of injury to the rider, and 45 percent of these injuries are severe in nature.
Most accidents are caused by other drivers on the road. Approximately 3/4 of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle, and 2/3 of these are the other driver’s fault. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Mercer County motorcycle accident you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
However, there are certain steps you have to follow to ensure you are protected. Here is what you should do if you have been in a Bucks County motorcycle accident:
1. Call 911. Getting medical treatment for yourself and any other injured party is the first step you should take. The safety of yourself and everyone involved should be your top priority.
2. Gather the driver’s information. If possible, you should collect the other driver’s name, contact information, and license plate number. Also try to record anything they say about the accident, as well as any details that you remember.
3. Don’t admit fault. Though you may be tempted to say something as innocent as “I’m sorry” after an accident, these statements can be used against you in court. Do not admit to any fault in the accident, and do not provoke the other driver.
4. Call a lawyer. An experienced Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorney can talk you through the legal steps you should take after an accident, and may be able to help you recover damages after a wreck.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC today. Call us toll free at 215-642-2335 for a free consultation on your case.