What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
As most know, motorcycle accidents can be life-threatening and traumatizing. If you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident, your priority should be getting healthy and recovering from any injuries or trauma. Peter Porcaro at Porcaro Law Group understands that motorcycle accidents can bring about serious injuries and damages. He will assist you with maximizing the value of your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Peter has over a decade of experience in personal injury law and has served hundreds of clients in the South Florida region.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you should first call 9-1-1, regardless of the situation. Once you are safe, it’s important to exchange insurance information with the other drivers involved if you are able to do so. This will help you later on after your medical injuries are taken care of. If you are capable, you should also speak with a police officer or on-scene investigator and tell them everything you remember about the motorcycle accident. Take extensive notes and share key details about what occurred with the officer.
Seek Medical Treatment
If you are injured, you should go directly from the scene of the motorcycle accident to a nearby emergency room via ambulance. Be clear about the pain you are experiencing and be sure to follow through with any treatment recommendations after leaving the facility.
Injuries and damages sustained in a motorcycle accident can be serious and life-changing for all involved. Common injuries include: brain injuries, fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. More often than not, one emergency room visit isn’t sufficient enough to correct the injury caused by the motorcycle accident. The patient will typically have to see a doctor or series of doctors for months following the motorcycle accident. Physical therapy is often warranted for a period of time as well. This can become pretty costly if you are not prepared.
Reporting A Claim
In general, you should always file a claim with your insurance company after the motorcycle accident — even if you didn’t sustain serious injuries. Florida is a no-fault state, which means your own personal injury protection coverage should cover all of your medical bills and lost wages up to $10,000. If your bills and wages exceed $10,000 or if you a sustained permanent injury, you might be able to file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Peter Porcaro at Porcaro Law Group is an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Florida. He understands the hardships you might face when dealing with a motorcycle accident. He will guide you and handle the legal part of your case while you heal and become more stable. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation or give us a call at 561-286-7561.