Why Collecting Evidence Is Critical After a Motorcycle Accident

June 14, 2019

A Chesapeake woman died in a motorcycle crash in South Carolina after her Harley Davidson was involved in a three-vehicle accident. The woman was traveling southbound on Highway 501 when she was struck by a northbound Honda Accord that was attempting to make a left turn. Before the accident was over, she was struck again by a FedEx semi-truck that was also traveling northbound.

Any type of accident can be hectic. You need to contact people to let them know you are okay or if you need emergency treatment. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, many times the accident is much more serious. After determining you are okay, it is important that you start collecting evidence. This may be difficult for you to do, but if you are able, it will be imperative for your case.

What Evidence You Can Collect After Your Accident

After an accident happens, the pieces of evidence that you gather will help put the accident together like a puzzle. One of those puzzle pieces is determining fault. Having any evidence that shows who was at fault, or at least partially at fault, can make your case easier to win. Gathering the names and contact information of all people involved in the accident, as well as those who witnessed it may help your claim.

I’m Not Sure Who’s at Fault

If there isn’t any evidence that solidly shows who is at fault, your case will get harder to prove. Even the most experienced attorneys will have trouble proving the other party is at fault if there is no strong evidence against them. This is primarily what makes collecting as much evidence as possible important. Be sure to share all available information and every small detail with your personal injury attorney.

What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?

If you have a stroke of bad luck and end up in a motorcycle accident, there are steps you should take as quickly as possible after the accident to collect evidence. First, you should call 911 and report the accident and any injuries. Next, you should take photographs of your injuries, damage to vehicles and your motorcycle, the conditions of the road and surrounding areas, and any other photos that you think might be valuable for your case. You should then get the names, contact information, and phone numbers for all other parties involved in the accident as well as any witnesses. Finally, you should document all of the details from the accident that you can remember. Even the smallest details could be used as evidence later and the longer you wait to write them down, the more likely you are to forget them.

You should also seek medical treatment as soon as possible even if you think you aren’t injured. See your doctor and tell them about the accident and be sure they document it in your medical records. Sometimes injuries won’t rear their ugly heads for days or weeks after an accident.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at David Aylor Law Offices will investigate your accident and help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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