Buffalo Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Your Dedicated Injury Attorney
The most recent statistics from the federal government indicate there were 123,000 motorcycle accidents in the U.S. In 2007 that resulted in injuries with 5,154 fatalities reported. At least 50% of these accidents were not the fault of the rider.
In many of these accidents, the fault lies with the driver of the car, van or truck that caused the accident. Usually it’s a matter of the driver not being able to see the bike.
If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle, it’s important to take certain steps right after the accident. You should try to do the following:
- Call the nearest police agency immediately – or have someone on the scene call the police.
- Make sure a police report is begun as soon as possible after the officer’s arrival.
- No matter how minor the accident, seek immediate medical attention. You might have injuries you are unaware of.
- Get as much information as possible about the driver that caused the accident. That would include the license number, their personal information and insurance coverage details if possible.
- Ask that any witnesses provide details of the accident.
If you’ve been seriously injured, you’re not going to be able to gather this information – but your family can. We urge any family member of an injured rider to begin gathering this information as soon as possible.
Many of the injuries riders suffer in a motorcycle accident are permanent and life-changing. Perhaps the smartest thing you can do after gathering this information is seek professional legal advice. Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers will listen to you – or your family members if you are unable to handle these matters.
Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury from a motorcycle accident? Contact our experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Buffalo NY to fight for what you are owed.