After A Motorcycle Accident, You Need A Knowledgeable Attorney
At Goldberg and Hirsh P.A., we represent victims of motorcycle accidents in their claims for compensation for their injuries, losses and damages.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that left you with serious injuries, causing you to miss time from work, or perhaps you were forced to incur unforeseen medical expenses, it is very important for you to document this information. Informing your injury lawyer about these details as well as information on any old accidents and injuries is critical to successfully recovering financial damages. Even if you never filed a lawsuit for an accident that happened in the past, your lawyer needs to know about any prior injuries and claims.
The Information And Evidence We Need
In order for us to be able to help you in the most effective manner when you call us for a free legal consultation, read the top 10 tips that you must know about motorcycle accidents and injuries for a potential lawsuit or negligence claim:
- Keep the helmet you were wearing when the accident happened as evidence.
- Do not sell or scrap your motorcycle until after you talk to a motorcycle injury attorney.
- Avoid speaking to the insurance company of the other driver before first talking to your attorney. It really doesn’t matter how simple you think that the questions you’re being asked are, there are a lot of subtleties and nuances in which a statement can end up hurting you if you don’t have full knowledge of the legal complexities of motorcycle accidents and personal injuries.
- Make sure you take photos of all your injuries and your bike. If you can, also go back to the scene of the accident and take pictures of the area. Take pictures of any particular thing, object or detail from the scene of the accident that you believe contributed to the accident itself.
- Do not post anything about your accident on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites.
- If the accident happened as a result of anything having to do with roadway conditions, traffic lights or stop sign, ask your motorcycle personal injury attorney if a visit to the scene is a good idea to obtain photos of the accident intersection or roadway.
- Start a journal about your medical visits, like a calendar, with the names and addresses of the doctors and what areas of the body were involved in each visit and the date of the visit. The journal can include short notes, such as “really painful today lifting grocery bags,” or “another sleepless night because of discomfort.” Keep track of your days of missed work.
- It is your right as an individual and as an adult to decide whether or not to put on a motorcycle helmet when riding your motorbike; your choice to not put on a motorcycle helmet can’t be used against you, from a technical standpoint, as violating the law. Nevertheless, it can affect your case.
- There is a frequently overlooked point of Florida law that holds you accountable for that part of your injuries which would not have happened if you had been wearing a helmet. In the event of a motorcycle accident, injuries to the head, neck and brain are most likely going to happen perhaps even if the motorcyclist was wearing a full helmet.
- Remember that when you consult with an attorney or law firm, there is a binding attorney-client confidentiality privilege with regard to the matters that are discussed during that meeting or consultation.
Whether you want to maximize your compensation or seek justice, evidence is the basis to build a solid case. Let the experience of the lawyers at Goldberg and Hirsh P.A. help you get the justice you deserve.
Time Is Against You To Protect Your Rights
Do not risk your compensation. Let’s discuss your case to potentially maximize your compensation or seek justice. Call Goldberg and Hirsh P.A. at 305-909-6522 or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment.