What Should Motorcyclists Do After An Accident?December 28, 2018 | Category: Motorcycle Accidents | Share
Florida’s beautiful weather and scenery are conducive to taking to the roads on motorcycles. However, more than 4,800 motorcycle deaths happen annually, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, a 57-year-old Port Charlotte man died of his injuries at Lee Health in Fort Myers. This man was traveling behind a car, according to police reports. When the motorcyclist began passing the vehicle on the left, the vehicle made a left-hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist. The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver of the car faces a failure-to-yield charge.
Should you or a loved one be injured in a motorcycle accident, there are steps which you should try to take following the accident, which include the following:
- Remain calm
- Get to a safe place
- Remain at the scene of the accident
- Check for injuries
- Call for assistance
- Seek medical attention from EMS
- Tell first responders everything that hurts even if you may think it is minor
- Contact a personal injury attorney
While at the scene, it is important to get as much information as possible, including taking pictures of all vehicles with specific emphasis on vehicle damage and the scene itself. When law enforcement arrives, cooperate and respond to their questions.
In addition, exchange information with the other driver(s), including phone numbers, license numbers, vehicle makes, models, years, colors, license plate numbers, insurance carriers and insurance policy numbers.
Other useful information would be passenger information, including the number of passengers in each vehicle, their names, phone numbers, addresses and initial descriptions of any injuries.
There often may be witnesses to the accident. Having names and contact information would be helpful in any potential personal injury lawsuit.
“We never know when a motorcycle accident will occur, and it is important to know ahead of time what information will be needed. If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our experienced team of attorneys. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees unless we make a monetary recovery for you,” said Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
Ft. Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney,Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one (1%) percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.