Although riding a motorcycle can be freeing and more convenient than a car, motorcyclists are significantly more vulnerable to harm during an accident. Consequently, they are often the ones left with medical bills and restricted job opportunities.
As a motorcycle accident lawyer at Sandoval Firm, attorney Rick Sandoval can help determine how the accident happened and who is at fault, then demand a full financial recovery from the responsible driver. With over 20 years of legal practice in Santa Fe, NM, Rick Sandoval is qualified to take on your case and knows how to fight for all you deserve.
What To Do Immediately after a Motorcycle Accident
Immediately after a motorcycle accident, you should:
- Move to the side of the roadway, if possible
- Take photos of the accident scene and of your injuries
- Give a full report to the medics and police officer on the scene about what happened and how badly you are hurt
- Get the names and contact information for all witnesses
- Do not offer an apology or say you are sorry for the accident, as this can be construed as an admission of liability
- Seek medical attention right away
In the weeks and months after a motorcycle accident, it is essential that you keep records of all doctor appointments. Your attorney will take these medical records along with the diagnosis or any long-term care needs and use them to make a demand for repayment from the insurance company for the negligent party. The more meticulous you are in keeping track of your appointments and documenting your injuries, the more evidence your attorney will be able to present in support of your demands.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
In most cases, a motorcycle accident is not the fault of the biker. Many passenger car drivers are unaware of the dangers of following too closely or cutting off a motorcycle or simply do not see them on the road. Unfortunately, the results when drivers are not paying attention or following the rules of the road can be disastrous for a biker.
Some of the most common causes of accidents include:
- Drivers failing to abide by safe driving habits or disregarding the traffic laws
- Poor road or dangerous weather conditions
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
Rick Sandoval can aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation for you so that you can focus on recovering.
Because a biker is not protected by a seatbelt or airbag, the injuries associated with a motorcycle accident can be severe. Many motorcyclists suffer from:
- Road rash
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
Victims are entitled to recover lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and costs of future care. Your attorney will investigate the facts to determine liability and make sure your case is filed on time. Rick Sandoval can aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation for you so that you can focus on recovering.
Contact Us In Santa Fe
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, talk to a professional. We offer free consultations and can work with you to develop an effective strategy. Call us at (505) 795-7790 or contact us online today.