For those who are fortunate enough to be awake and sufficiently oriented to know what has just happened, the moments immediately following a Maryland motorcycle accident can be stressful. An accident victim will have almost certainly sustained serious injuries themselves, their motorcycle may not be anywhere near them, and there may also be concern about a passenger. While this is an incredibly stressful and anxiety-producing time, there are a few essential things that all Maryland motorcyclist should keep in mind after an accident.
Seek Medical Treatment
Motorcycle accident victims may not immediately realize that they have sustained serious injuries after an accident. In some cases, adrenaline kicks in and masks pain that would be otherwise intolerable. Some accident victims who sustain a blow to the head may have suffered a concussion or other brain injury. The signs and symptoms of these may not be readily apparent, but may get worse if untreated. Additionally, proof that an accident victim received medical treatment immediately after an accident strengthens their case.
Report the Accident
Calling the police after a Maryland motorcycle accident can help provide an accident victim with an objective account of what the scene of the accident looked like. Police will also obtain all the necessary information from the other drives involved, which will be required for filing a personal injury lawsuit down the road.
Hold Off on Making Repairs
An accident victim may be tempted to get their bike repaired so they can get back on the road and put the negative experience behind them. However, a motorcycle that has been involved in an accident can provide valuable evidence in a Maryland motorcycle accident lawsuit. At the very least, accident victims should take photographs of the motorcycle immediately after the crash and save any receipts for work that was performed on the bike after the accident.
Talk to Anyone Who Witnessed the Accident
Often, motorcycle accident cases come down to one person’s word against another’s, and an accident victim’s ability to present the testimony of a neutral third-party can make their case much stronger. Thus, it is important for accident victims to speak with any witnesses to the accident, and to obtain their name and contact information to pass on to their attorney.
Contact a Dedicated Maryland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident, contact the dedicated Maryland personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we have decades of collective experience assisting our clients in pursuing all types of injury claims, including those arising from Maryland motorcycle accidents. We provide all prospective clients with a free initial consultation to discuss the facts of their accident and to explain the process and how we can help. To learn more, call 410-654-360 to schedule your free consultation today. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our services unless we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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Considerations in Maryland Hit-and-Run Accidents, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published March 6, 2019.
Recovering for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One Killed in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published February 21, 2019.