The attorneys at Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. are the experienced lawyers you need whenever you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Our attorneys will always put the interest of their client first. They are experienced representing people injured in motorcycle accidents or by motorcycles.
Our priorities include determining who is at fault, recovering your losses, and getting you the medical treatment you deserve.
Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating physical damages, life threatening injuries, loss of limbs, or loss of life. These devastating results often carry large medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as lifelong consequences to the family. Recent statistics by The Bureau of Transportation Statistics state that in the United States registered approximately 5,154 motorcycle fatalities.
What to do when you are involved in an accident?
If you are involved in an accident we suggest you always consider the following:
Do not drive away from the scene of an accident
Sometimes people panic and think that the best thing is to drive away. This is never advisable and never a good idea even in the case of a very minor fender bender. These small collisions can in fact result in major injury or damage.
Stay at the scene of the accident and take the following proactive steps to protect yourself.
First thing to do is call the police
The local police department or the State Police must be notified as soon as an accident occurs. Call 911. The officer who will respond is the best individual to collect all information necessary from those involved in the accident. Let the officers gather the necessary documents as well as pertinent information on the vehicles involved in the accident.
Once a police officer is involved, the official record is initiated, this document will help determine who was involved, what and how it happened, and who is at fault. This is not something you should do on your own. Let the police do their job.
Answer all questions truthfully and accurately. But remember only answer questions the office asks you. Do not volunteer information and do not make any statement, contact Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. as soon as possible.
Information to collect
There is a lot of information you can compile.
We have previously suggested that you must let the police do their job and let them compile all information on the accident. But there is a lot you can do while they do their work. Make sure you gather the following:
- Name and contact information for all individuals who were in the vehicles in the vehicles involved in the accident such as telephone numbers, address, and email address if available.
- Don’t forget to get the drivers license and license plate numbers for all parties to the accident. Do the same for all witnesses to the accident.
- If you can, take a picture of the vehicles party to the accident as well as the scene itself. The camera in your phone will do just fine.
- Avoid any and all confrontation with others involved in the accident.
Do not neglect or postpone medical help
Get medical help if you are hurt.
Quite often individuals involved in a vehicular accident decide not seek medical assistance right away. But listen – if you are in pain, let the paramedics at the scene help you. If the police ask you if you need medical attention accept their offer if you are in pain.
If you choose not to receive medical attention at the scene of the accident, then seek proper medical attention from a licensed medical practitioner. Injuries resulting from a collision more often than not require medical attention; even minor accidents.
Remember, you might require hospitalization, visits to physician’s offices, physical therapy or surgeries. Treatment can be costly.
Contact your attorney as soon as possible, they can help you navigate through the cumbersome medical treatment documentation necessary as well as explaining to you what you are entitled to, and what your rights are in this important area.
Accidents that involve low impact, or rear end, or head on collisions can result in painful and difficult injuries, often internal injuries can also occur. Do not assume that because you do not feel pain in the heat of the accident when adrenalin is flowing that you are not hurt. Pain might appear later. Seek and accept medical assistance right away.
What happens next?
Now what do you do, the police have done their job, you have gathered the information available to you, photographs were taken. If necessary, medical attention has been provided to you.
Now you need sound, legal advice. Contact Regan & Sandhu; remember we know what assistance you require in the critical days following the accident as well as the months ahead.
Do not accept quick settlements!
Do not accept quick settlements from insurance companies, and do not accept quick checks from them. Instead let the professionals at Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. provide you with important information. We know personal injury law and we are not afraid to negotiate for you. Timing is critical when dealing with vehicular accidents, let our Team contact the witnesses before they disappear. Let our Team gather the evidence and let them contact the insurance companies.
Protect yourself from criminal charges
Furthermore, Regan & Sandhu, P.L.C. can protect you in the event that criminal charges may arise as a result of the accident. If you have been arrested or have received traffic tickets or have been advised that an appearance before a judge will be necessary, remember, our Team includes experienced criminal lawyers who are well positioned to protect you in all aspects of the accident, whether it is handling your personal injury or your criminal charges.
Frankly, our medium size firm can provide the client with excellent personalized service in this very complicated and aggressive field. We excel in customer care and negotiations on behalf of our clients. We are experienced in the arena of vehicular accidents involving car accident, motorcycle accident, and truck accident. If you have been involved in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, remember, call us. We are here for you.
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