Don’t Immediately Fix Your Bike

Though you may be tempted to promptly restore your bike to its former condition after an accident, it’s better to wait on repairs if you think a claim may be imminent. In a traffic accident, the vehicles involved become evidence in any future legal proceedings. Your motorcycle’s condition can tell experts a lot about the forces involved and which parties were likely responsible for the accident. If you make repairs too quickly, you may eliminate evidence that could have been pivotal in establishing your case.

Take Pictures If You’re Able

If you’re unconscious, taking pictures at the scene of the accident isn’t possible. However, if you’re alert, it’s a good idea to document the scene of the accident as soon as you can to capture conditions as they were at the time of the wreck. Be sure to include the vehicles involved in the collision, any nearby road signs and traffic signals, vegetation that could have obstructed vision, and weather conditions that may have contributed to the accident. Once you have those photos, make sure to store them safely. Don’t share them on social media, and don’t discuss the details of the accident in a public forum, digital or otherwise.

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, make sure to contact a Bradenton auto accident attorney as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can use these tips to provide a solid foundation for any potential future litigation you may need to initiate. When you’re ready to hire an attorney, contact Erjavec Injury Law at (941) 907-1133.