Motorcycle Accident FAQs
What Should I Do if I Am Involved in A Motorcycle Crash?
If you are involved in a motorcycle crash, the first thing you should do is call 911. Even if you feel fine, you need to be evaluated by a medical professional for signs of head trauma or other life-threatening injuries. In addition to seeking medical attention, it is important to have the police fill out a police report after your accident. These records will help your attorney in establishing “fault” for the accident and may help you obtain compensation for your injuries and damages. As in all accidents, we recommend if you are able, to get the name, number, insurance information, and license plate number of the other drivers as well.
Should I Contact My Insurance Company After a Motorcycle Accident---Even if It Wasn’t My Fault?
YES! Most insurance companies require their policyholders to notify them after any accident and failure to do so can result in claim denial. In addition to contacting your insurance company, it is also important to contact a Colorado motorcycle accident attorney.
I Am Not Sure I Want to File a Lawsuit After My Motorcycle Accident, Should I Still Contact an Attorney?
Yes. Contacting, and even hiring an attorney, is not the same thing as filing a lawsuit and your attorney will be able to discuss all of your legal options with you. Our attorneys at Western States Law will be able to assist you in negotiating with insurance companies, filing for disability benefits, and obtaining victim’s compensation or restitution, if you are eligible. In addition, our attorneys will be able to ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing a claim should you decide to pursue that further route.
What if I Was Involved in A Single Motorcycle Accident? Why Do I Need to Call a Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer?
Even if you were involved in a single motorcycle accident, your Colorado motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to determine if another party was responsible for your accident and your injuries. If there was brake or tire failure, or any component on the motorcycle cut out unnecessarily, the manufacturer or designer may be liable. In addition, if improper roadway maintenance contributed to your accident, you may also be able to make a claim.
An experienced and aggressive Colorado motorcycle accident attorney will be able to investigate all angles of your accident to obtain the compensation you deserve after a motorcycle accident.