I've been injured in a motorcycle accident, what should I do first?

This might seem obvious, but see a doctor!  

If you feel that you've suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, your first and foremost concern should be your health whether you ever chose to pursue a motorcycle injury claim or not.  If you are hurting get medical care promptly!  

Now beyond the obvious answer, the next best thing to do is to let all involved insurance companies know you've been in an accident so they can open their files and report the incident to the DMV if necessary.

A “motorcycle property damage” or “motorcycle collision coverage” adjuster will be assigned who will help you through that process if you are making such a claim.  Keep in mind that giving a recorded statement to an insurance company (whether your insurance company or not) may not be advisable until you have discussed the case with an experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney.  If you are asked to provide such a statement, and you are considering an injury claim, our advice is to speak to a personal injury attorney first.  Sadly, insurance companies do not always have your best interests in mind.            

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith are experienced motorcycle accident attorneys expert in motorcycle rules and regulations.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call us anytime for free, friendly advice. Sacramento 916-921-6400. Elsewhere 800-404-5400.  Or contact us online.

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