If you have been in a motorcycle accident, the first 24 hours are critical. You need to take the right steps to gather evidence, get medical attention and protect your rights. In this situation, one of the most important things to do is to contact a qualified and experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney like Tom Ueberschaer, P.A. Tom has years of experience in all aspects of personal injury law, particularly in motorcycle accidents. Learn what to do if you have had an accident on a motorcycle and how Tom can help.
The Immediate Aftermath of a Motorcycle Accident
The first thing to do after a motorcycle accident is to ensure the safety and health of everyone on the scene. Call first responders to seek immediate medical attention. You should also gather any evidence you can at the scene: Take photos and video, get the contact information of witnesses and exchange information with the other driver.
It is also vital during this time to report the accident to the police. When you call first responders, the police will likely be the first ones on the scene. A police report, while it cannot be used in court, is an essential tool for constructing your side of the story and keeping the details straight in your mind. Your attorney will use it to help build your case.
Finally, as soon as possible, report the incident to your insurance company and contact Tom Ueberschaer, P.A. Tom’s experience will be invaluable in guiding you to collect the right evidence, document the accident and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Legal Considerations Following a Motorcycle Accident
Legally, motorcycle accidents are different from car accidents in Florida. In a car accident, the state’s no-fault laws apply. Motorcyclists, however, are not required to carry PIP (personal injury protection) insurance in Florida, nor are they required to wear helmets if they carry at least $10,000 in medical coverage.
You must report the incident to your insurance company as soon as possible, or you may lose coverage. Stick to the facts of what happened. Do not tell your side of the story or try to put any sort of spin on it. Do not volunteer extra information. Simply report what happened to get the process started.
Your case will revolve around fault. You will need to prove that the other driver violated a duty of care to act responsibly on the roads, that this violation led in some way to the accident, and that you got hurt in the accident. In Florida, if you have any fault for the accident, your award can be reduced by the same percentage. That is why it is so important to contact Tom Ueberschaer for help. Tom can fight for your right to compensation.
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The Importance of Legal Counsel
Calling a qualified and experienced motorcycle accident personal injury lawyer is one of the first calls you should make. Hiring an injury lawyer like Tom Ueberschaer is essential to improving your chances of significant compensation. He can help you navigate the complexities of the insurance claim process and can even take over communication with the insurance company for you. Studies show that those hiring an attorney get higher settlements than those representing themselves.
Working With Thomas Ueberschaer in Motorcycle Accidents
Tom can help you gather and maintain evidence. He can communicate with the insurance company on your behalf and take on the fight for fair compensation so you can have peace of mind and focus on getting well again. If the case goes to court, Tom will stand by your side and represent your interests every step of the way.
Tom has years of experience with motorcycle accidents and a track record of success, including a $350,000 award for a motorcyclist run over by a distracted driver, resulting in multiple fractures and surgeries. To set up a free consultation, just pick up the phone and give Tom a call at 850-434-8778 or use the online contact form.
Know Your Rights, and Let Tom Protect You
Understanding your rights and taking the right steps after a motorcycle accident is essential to getting the compensation you deserve. Tom Ueberschaer has seen many people like you over the years and believes in protecting your rights and fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve. Best of all, you only pay if you win. You do not have to go it alone. For help knowing what to do if you’ve had an accident on a motorcycle, call Tom at 850-434-8778 or fill out our easy online form to request a free consultation today.