I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.
While riding your motorcycle, there is the possibility that you could be hit by a motorist. If you get hit by a drunk driver, you might not know what to do. Of course, this can be a tragic situation to experience. If your motorcycle is hit by a drunk driver, though, these tips might help you.
Keep a Safe Distance
Be aware that a person who is intoxicated can be unpredictable and even dangerous. If you're on a motorcycle instead of driving a car, you don't have the option to lock your car doors to protect yourself. Hopefully, you will not have anything to worry about. Try to maintain a safe distance until the authorities arrive, just in case.
Talk to the Cops
Next, you should make sure that you call the cops as soon as possible. Hopefully, a law enforcement officer will get to your location as soon as possible to take notes about the incident, arrest the driver and otherwise handle the situation. Make sure that you are honest with the cops about what happened, and provide any helpful information that you might have, such as an account of what happened and any evidence or information that you might have about the driver's intoxication. For example, if you saw the driver take a sip of alcohol or if you smelled the odor of alcohol on his or her breath, you will probably want to let the cops know about it.
Seek Medical Attention
It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. You may want to call an ambulance to your location. If you think it is safe to do so, you can have a friend or family member take you to the hospital or a doctor's office for treatment.
Hire an Attorney
Chances are good that your motorcycle could be seriously damaged and that you could face serious injuries if you are hit by a drunk driver while you're riding your motorcycle. Because of this, you might miss a lot of work, or you might have a lot of medical bills. It is important to get help with these things and to hold the driver accountable for his or her actions, you may want to work with a motorcycle accident attorney.
If you are a motorcycle rider who has been hit by a motorist who was drinking and driving, follow the steps above and any other advice that you might get from your motorcycle accident attorney.