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Michigan Motorcycle Accident? Follow these Steps to Maximize your Recovery.

by / Thursday, 17 July 2014 / Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Smashed motorcycle after an accident with gas leaking out

Relocate People

The last thing you want to do in the event of an accident is create a more hazardous situation. Move people to the side of the road or a nearby parking lot. If someone is lying on the ground and nonresponsive, then try and direct traffic around that person until the police or ambulance shows up.

Call 911

Once situated in a safe place, dial 911.

Gather Information

Be thorough in gathering information for all persons involved in the accident. This includes driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance provider and policy number, as well as license plate numbers. You don’t want to leave anything on the table.

Identify Witnesses

Gather personal information of any and all witnesses to the accident. Collect written statements detailing everything that these people observed. Have them sign and date everything.

Take Pictures

All successful lawsuits rely on well-established evidence. That means you need to take as many photographs as possible. Camera phones are perfect for the job, and almost everyone has one.

Making Statements

The accident should only be discussed with the police assigned to investigate the scene. Never admit liability, even when speaking to the officer. Stick to the facts and let the investigative team do their work.

Remember to get the officer’s business card and incident number for obtaining copies of all accident-related reports.

Do not resist if you are arrested and taken into custody. Refrain from giving any statements until you have contacted a motorcycle accident attorney who will direct you on the appropriate actions to take.

Notify Insurance Company

After speaking with an attorney, contact your insurance company. Do this timely. If your claim is denied, then contact our firm immediately. We work with insurance companies all of the time. We can apply pressure to make sure that they honor your policy.

Contact Goodwin & Scieszka

We’ve been handling any and all types of Michigan auto accident claims for the last 30 years. If you’ve been injured and need a Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer, then our firm is here for you.