Motorcycle accidents are often not the fault of the biker, but because motorcycles offer very little protection against the impact of larger vehicles, motorcyclists are at risk for severe injuries. Common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents range from minor injuries such as road rash to catastrophic injuries or death.
Experienced Accident Lawyer Serving Northern Virginia
Duff & Kronfeld, P.C. in Fairfax provides legal assistance to motorcycle accident victims throughout Northern Virginia. With more than 20 years of experience, we will protect your rights and help you recover fair compensation when your injuries are the fault of another.
What You Should Do After A Motorcycle Accident
When viewing a motorcycle accident from the prospects of pursuing a personal injury case, there are certain actions you should take:
- Seek medical attention immediately. Your first priority is to get treatment for any injury. Medical attention may save your life or prevent injury from becoming more serious. From a case standpoint, doctor’s reports document your injury and relate it to the accident. They also provide an idea of the extent and seriousness of the injury sustained.
- Gather information. When serious injury is not an issue, gather as much information as possible – insurance policy numbers of other drivers, their names and contact information, contact information of any witnesses. Use your phone to take photos of the vehicles and accident location.
- Report the accident to your insurance company. Some policies set deadlines for reporting accidents.
- Obtain a lawyer. An experienced attorney can deal with insurance companies for you, gather evidence to discover the accident cause, identify liable parties, evaluate settlement offers and handle negotiations.
Send us an email or call 703-591-7475 to schedule a consultation for a full evaluation of your claim before important evidence is lost.