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What to Do If You’re Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, the steps you take immediately after the accident are crucial for getting fair compensation and justice for your accident. Knowing what to do after a motorcycle accident is something every motorist should know

Motorcycle accidents are, unfortunately, very common, especially in Las Vegas. In fact, in 2023, there were 386 fatal vehicle accidents and 416 in 2022. 2024 is seeing its fair share of fatal motor vehicle accidents in Las Vegas. Even if a motorcycle accident isn’t fatal, the injuries, trauma, and long-term health effects of a motorcycle accident can’t be understated. 

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, there are crucial steps you need to take to ensure your safety and give you a chance at fair compensation that will help you heal. Our team at Hale Injury Law has seen its fair share of motorcycle accident cases, and we have tried and true steps to take if you are ever in a motorcycle accident.

Immediate Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

The steps you take immediately after a motorcycle accident can make or break your chances of getting the financial compensation you need to heal after your accident. Make sure to follow these steps carefully to help you stay safe and get compensation. 

Get to Safety as Soon as Possible

Get yourself and any others involved to safety as quickly as possible. Find an area that doesn’t have heavy traffic and make sure everyone involved is out of danger. 

Call 911 and Report the Accident

Call 911 to get the police, paramedics, and fire department on their way. Even if you don’t see any visible injuries, there might be internal injuries that can be life-threatening, especially in the case of a motorcycle accident.

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Don’t Remove Helmet and Protective Gear

Keep your protective gear on. Even if you think you haven’t been severely injured, removing your protective gear might cause further injury you might not be aware of. Keeping your gear on also ensures that you are as protected as possible while you wait for emergency services. 

Document the Scene

Document the scene with photos and videos. Take panning shots of the whole area, including traffic signs, your vehicle, and any other vehicles involved. Take close-up photos of damage, injuries, and other details. No detail is too small to capture, even if you think it is irrelevant, document it. Do not post images or videos to social media. Make sure to back up your photos and videos to a safe place to ensure they aren’t deleted. 

Avoid Contacting Insurance Companies Directly

Don’t contact your insurance until you’ve contacted a personal injury lawyer. The insurance company records calls and might try to use your call to avoid paying out. After an accident, you are stressed and likely not thinking clearly, meaning you could agree to something that doesn’t benefit you, or you might say something the insurance company will use against you. Call a personal injury attorney first to get the support you need. 

The Role of Personal Injury Lawyers in Motorcycle Accidents

Personal injury attorneys are skilled at getting fair settlements for their clients; however, not all are well-versed in motorcycle accidents. Because of the complexity of motorcycle insurance, state and local laws, and the potential injuries incurred, motorcycle accident cases are complex and require specialized knowledge. 

Contact us for a consultation (free of charge and no obligation). After we take on your case, we’ll start the process of evaluating it, finding evidence and details, and then building a strong case to get you fair compensation for your injuries. If that sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. Our team at Hale Injury Law is dedicated to making the process as smooth and easy as possible for our clients. 

Why Legal Advice is Crucial

Insurance is complicated even in the most straightforward case, but adding in the complexity of motorcycle accidents makes the process of getting your fair compensation even more challenging for average citizens. Many personal injury attorneys will hustle through your case without considering the individual complexity of your accident. They’ll get a minimal payout, take their cut, and move on to the next client. At Hale Injury Law, we do the opposite. 

We’re here to help regular people get the help and rightful compensation they deserve to heal. We’ll dig into every detail of the accident with dogged determination, learn your insurance policy inside and out, work with local law enforcement to get a clear picture of the accident and coordinate with your healthcare professionals to ensure we get adequate compensation for your care. 

The last thing you need while you heal from a motorcycle accident is the headache of advocating for yourself with the insurance company, and we’re here to advocate for you so you can spend your energy healing. 

You Don’t Have To Face Your Recovery Alone, Hale Injury Law Is Here To Help

Recovering from a motorcycle injury may require doctor’s appointments, mental health support, adjustments to daily living, and loss in wages. All those factors compound to make an overwhelming recovery experience, but you don’t have to go through it alone. At Hale Injury Law, we are dedicated to your long-term well-being and will fight for your fair compensation. 

Let us take on the stress of getting the compensation and justice you deserve. We’re here to be your legal experts, but we also pride ourselves on our ability to form close, safe relationships with our clients that last a lifetime. Let’s get started on your healing. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation regarding your motorcycle accident. 

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