When you are riding your motorcycle in and around the beautiful city of Scottsdale, you may feel as if nothing can stop you from having the time of your life. Unfortunately, should a driver who is distracted from texting on their cellphone or impaired by drugs or alcohol cross your path, the pleasant motorcycle ride quickly turns into a nightmare. When these accidents occur, you will be facing serious injuries and an uncertain future. If you are wondering what to do next, here are some important reminders.
Get Medical Treatment
Whenever a motorcycle accident takes place, riders are almost always seriously injured. From broken bones and severe cuts to burns from road rash and head injuries, these and other injuries require immediate and often long-term medical treatment, leading to high medical bills. To protect your health and safety as well as give insurance companies little leeway to claim your injuries were not serious, always get medical treatment both at the accident scene and at a hospital.
Do Not Admit Fault
At any motorcycle accident, police will arrive and begin an investigation into what happened. During the course of the investigation, officers will want to speak with you at the accident scene and maybe even at the hospital. When they do, be very careful as to what you say. No matter what you think may or may not have happened, never say anything that can be construed as you admitting the accident was your fault. Even if you say “I’m sorry” to officers or others, this may find its way into an accident report that will immediately be used against you by insurance companies and the defendant’s lawyers. Therefore, say as little as possible about the accident to others until you have spoken with us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law.
Rather than make a simple mistake that could cost you substantial compensation you need and deserve for your injuries, choose instead to not let others pressure you. Rather, schedule a consultation as soon as possible to discuss the details of your accident with us here at Gary Phillips Accident Law.