Motorcycle Accident Checklist
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Mar 27, 2012 in Advice
When you're in a motorcycle accident in Indiana, there are of course immediate concerns, which come up right away. Are you alright? Was anyone else hurt? What was the damage to the bike? Did anyone else's vehicle sustain any damage?
But later, as you're figuring out what the accident will cost you, or how much it already has, and you're considering calling a personal injury lawyer, there are a few other questions you'll need to have answers to.
What were the costs of treating your physical injuries? These costs may be ongoing, and many, such as continued physical therapy, may not have even accrued yet, but you should be able to do the math. (i.e., if you expect to need six months of physical therapy at $2,000 per month.) If you were brought to a hospital, there will be documentation and a cost breakdown. Be sure to include the costs borne by your insurance company if you made a claim, because these will result in increased premiums.
Who is responsible for the accident, and can you prove it? This is important, if you're considering a personal injury lawsuit for a motorcycle (or any) accident. Of particular importance is the ability to establish the others' fault. If you believe that road conditions were to blame, discuss that with your attorney when you speak to him. If there were witnesses to the accident, make sure that you get their information and are able to contact them. Who was the first responder? Can you contact them? Don't let a motorcycle accident be more devastating to your life than it already is.
Contact a personal injury attorney, and consult with them about your options.