• Get to a safe place Despite the initial shock of the accident, it’s important to remember that the roadway is still dangerous! Get to the side of the road as soon as you are able; your motorcycle is a secondary concern. • Check for injuries When you are somewhere safe, check for any injuries you may have (and their severity) and seek medical treatment, which may or may not already be en route, as soon as possible. Not only is it essential for your health and well-being, but it will also prove valuable if you intend to pursue an injury claim, as the point in time at which you first sought medical attention will be of interest to the insurance company. • Call 911 When there are multiple witnesses to an accident, it is somewhat likely that one will notify the police. Regardless, you should do so yourself if you are able. This ensures that you and any others involved in the accident receive assistance in a timely manner, the situation is properly documented for future reference, and you are protected from false allegations and otherwise exaggerating/misleading statements. • Take pictures of the scene If you are safely able to take pictures of the accident and damages, while you await emergency response is a good time; relevant pictures include vehicle damage, street signs, nearby construction/road conditions, and personal injuries. Drivers and motorcyclists alike should not underestimate the potential of these pictures to effectively demonstrate the extent of the damages and injuries sustained in the accident. • Seek legal representation Whether we like it or not, insurance companies strive to minimize payouts for accidents and resulting injury claims. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering, and property damage, and our experienced personal injury attorneys are here for you every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Mike Agruss Law, LLC for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you.
Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.