Motorcycle Accident Guide
The reality is…if you’re a Texas biker, it’s not a matter of if you’ll be involved in an accident, but when. Knowing the right (and wrong) things to do at the scene can be critical to ensuring your immediate legal and financial protection as well as your physical and emotional well-being down the road.
Knowledge Is Power
That’s where we come in. Biker Lawyer is a specialized division of Cole Legal Group. We are not just personal injury lawyers’, we are also relentless riders – making us uniquely qualified to provide a set of “road rules” to help protect you against the potential fallout of a crash.
Every day, we bring our experience in dealing with insurance companies, deadlines, forms, claims, witnesses, preserving evidence and protecting Texas motorcycle accident victims to the table in every case. Oftentimes, insurance companies don’t take these claims seriously until a lawyer is involved. We make it our business to protect Texas motorcycle accident victims.
We’ve Got Your Back
In cases of serious collisions, dealing with insurance companies can be almost as much of a pain in the neck as the wreck itself. Is the other driver accusing you of fault? Did you request the help of law enforcement while at the scene of the accident? Were multiple motorists involved? Did weather conditions play a factor? All these things can be a headache, especially if the insurance companies use them as a reason to deny your claim or reduce your compensation. Hiring specialized legal representation is critical to your success.
IF YOU ARE IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT REMEMBER THESE ROAD RULES
Road Rule #1: REMAIN AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE
Unless your injuries require otherwise, don’t leave the scene of an accident until you have called the police and they have documented the accident. It’s important to obtain the other driver(s) name, address and phone number. Write down the license plate and registration numbers of the vehicle(s) involved in the accident. Ask the other driver(s) to show you their license, give you their phone numbers, their insurance company name and policy numbers. Obtain the names, phone numbers and addresses of all eyewitnesses. Don’t say you are not injured until you have seen a medical professional.
Road Rule #2: STATEMENTS
Do not discuss the accident with anyone except the investigating police officer, and then, only the basic facts. Statements made to your lawyer are confidential.
Road Rule #3: TAKE NOTES AND PICTURES OF THE ACCIDENT
Take notes of important details; draw a sketch, take pictures to preserve skid marks, the position of the vehicles and other physical evidence that will likely disappear after the accident.
Road Rule #4: INSURANCE REPORTS AND NOTIFICATIONS
CALL BIKER LAWYER before speaking or giving a statement to anyone. Remember, insurance companies profit by denying claims.
Road Rule #5: CLAIMS MADE AGAINST YOU
Refer all claims against you to your biker attorney. Do not pay or promise to pay any claimant. Immediately forward all papers to your attorney.
Road Rule #6: CLAIMS MADE BY YOU
An attorney is best equipped to advise you as to your legal rights to recover a fair and reasonable settlement. Protect your legal rights and seek competent legal advice.
Road Rule # 7: HIRE OUR TEXAS BIKER LAWYERS IMMEDIATELY
We protect our own. Because we are passionate about riding, we specialize in motorcycle accidents.