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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Pennsylvania

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Pennsylvania

A motorcycle accident is not something anyone expects to be facing. Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences on your life and leave you with many questions as to your rights and what compensation you may be eligible for to try to offset the costs and losses you may have incurred in the aftermath.

What you do in the moments immediately following a motorcycle accident and the days and weeks to follow can influence your case and whether compensation may be eligible for you. Our lawyers at HGSK Law Firm can guide you through this process.

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Call the Police

Law enforcement should be called to the scene whenever a motorcycle accident occurs. Motorcycle accidents are complex, and many issues as to liability, injuries, and damages can arise. A police officer can offer their perspective as to the accident through their police report, as well as render emergency aid when necessary and collect vital information of all parties involved and any witnesses that may be at the scene, which could provide valuable insight and information pertaining to the motorcycle crash.

Gather Evidence of the Motorcycle Accident

As your lawyer at HGSK Law Firm moves forward with a motorcycle accident claim on your behalf, the more evidence available to support your case, the higher the likelihood of a successful outcome. While you are at the scene of the motorcycle crash, and if you are able to, you should take photographs and video of the scene, surrounding areas, traffic signs, lights, or other posted signage, the vehicles and motorcycle involved, the damages, and visible injuries you have sustained.

There is additional evidence you can collect in the aftermath, such as medical records of your injuries, interruptions to your work, progression of your injuries, and any evidence of new injuries you may have discovered.

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

No matter the extent of the accident or whether you have visible injuries, you must seek a medical evaluation immediately following a motorcycle crash. Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries, and there are certain types of injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and other internal injuries, which may not be obvious in the moments following the crash.

You can go to the nearest emergency room, or if you have visible injuries, you may be transported by EMS immediately following the accident. In addition to seeking medical treatment after the motorcycle crash, it is just as important to continue your treatment per the orders of your doctors.

Call Your Insurance Company

Under the terms of most insurance policies, it is the responsibility of a policyholder to notify the insurer when an accident occurs. It is important, however, to note that notifying the insurance company of an accident should be a process that is direct and to the point where you provide only the very basic details of when and where the accident occurred and who was involved.

Do not agree to questioning regarding the accident, and do not agree to make a recorded statement until you speak with a lawyer about your case. Once you hire HGSK to represent you, we can act as the intermediary between you and the insurance company throughout your claim.

Contact HGSK Law Firm Following a Motorcycle Accident

If you are a victim of a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania, contact our team at HGSK Law Firm to discuss your case. Contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer should be a priority following a crash. Before you discuss your case in depth with an insurance company or consider settlement offers, contact our lawyers, who may provide you with insight and advice on your claim.

At HGSK Law Firm, we offer a free consultation for motorcycle accident victims to speak with a member of our team.