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Helping You Understand What to Do
After a Motorcycle Accident

All too often, car, truck, and SUV drivers are not on the lookout for motorcycles on the roadway. The relatively smaller size of a motorcycle compared to other vehicles on the road makes their riders more vulnerable to being overlooked or injured in the event of an accident. 

Motorcyclists often face a bias among insurance adjusters, who may assume that the rider did something to contribute to the accident. This bias extends to juries and the general public, making it difficult for motorcyclists to receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries.

The Charpentier Law Firm is here to help motorcycle accident victims who want to know what to do after a motorcycle accident. Our Melbourne, FL, law firm wants you to better understand the steps you should take following an accident and how they can have a tremendous impact on your legal dispute, insurance claim, and potential settlement amount. Our firm has decades of experience successfully representing motorcycle accident victims, having recently won a $950,000 settlement for a rider in 2015.

A motorcycle on the ground after an accident
Our attorneys can help you understand what to do following a motorcycle accident.

Insurance Is Not on Your Side

Insurance agencies are notorious for stalling rather than paying out viable claims. Far too many vehicle accident victims who are due restitution are denied a claim altogether.

Motorcyclists often face a bias among insurance adjusters, who may assume that the rider did something to contribute to the accident. This bias extends to juries and the general public, making it difficult for motorcyclists to receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries.

It is highly recommended that motorcycle accident victims reach out to a reputable attorney to handle their claim. An attorney well versed in insurance settlements and personal injury law can greatly improve your chances of getting the full settlement amount that you deserve.

Get Medical Attention

Even if you think that you escaped an accident without injury, you should seek medical attention. The adrenaline flowing through your blood in the moments after a crash can go astonishingly far in masking minor to deadly injuries. Seeing a doctor immediately following an accident is the best thing for your health and can also help establish your legal case as well.

Document Evidence

The information that you collect in the initial time following an accident can serve as the foundation for your injury claim. It is critical that you document everything you can relating to the accident, including:

  • Take pictures of any injuries you or others have sustained.

  • Take pictures of all vehicles involved, being sure to capture all property damage.

  • Take down the names, contact information, and insurance information of the other riders or drivers.

  • Collect the make, model, year, license plate, and VIN of all vehicles involved.

Once you are calm and collected, it may also be a good idea to take notes about everything that happened. Write down what you remember of the road and traffic conditions, the weather, people you spoke to and saw, and of course what happened during the accident itself.

Contact a Motorcycle Attorney

Contact the Charpentier Law Firm today at (321) 308-8020. We have been successfully representing accident victims for decades and want to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

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Melbourne, FL 32935

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Titusville, FL 32780

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