Motorcycles are fast, fun, and fuel-efficient, making them a great way to get around, whether you are riding in busy Duluth or along winding rural roads. Unfortunately, motorcycles also carry a much higher risk of serious accidents than other types of vehicles, and often, it is the driver of the other vehicle who is at fault.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Duluth or the surrounding area, or if your loved one has been fatally or catastrophically wounded, the experienced Duluth motorcycle accident lawyers at Scholle Law are here to help. We have advocated tenaciously for clients who have suffered injuries for over 25 years.
Give us a call at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Duluth motorcycle accident lawyer today.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Duluth
If you are involved in an injury motorcycle accident, the steps you take in the moments, hours, and days after the accident can greatly impact the amount of compensation you receive.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, a trusted loved one may have to do some of these things for you if you are not able to do them yourself.
Follow these steps after a motorcycle accident to protect your rights and improve your chances of recovering the full compensation you deserve:
Bear in mind that you may not be fully aware of your injuries because adrenaline or shock can block the pain. You may also have internal injuries or brain injuries that won’t show up right away. Don’t assume you are okay until you are checked. Don’t attempt to get up and move around, and don’t remove your protective gear until the first responders arrive to assist you.
Take photos of the damage to your bike, skid marks, the other vehicle, your injuries, license plate numbers -- anything related to the accident. This evidence can be used to piece together what happened and determine fault.
If another driver was involved in the accident, you need to obtain that driver’s name, address, phone number, insurance information, and license plate number of the vehicle. Do not discuss what happened with the driver or speculate about who is at fault. The evidence will tell that story later. Meanwhile, anything you say could be used by the other person’s attorney to weaken your compensation claim.
You want to give the attorney as much time as possible to begin evaluating your situation and investigating your case while the evidence and memories are fresh. The attorney will also offer guidance as to how to collect documentation of the damages you have suffered.