Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars and trucks. And in the event of an accident, motorcyclists lack the protection and safety features that cars offer. For these reasons, motorcyclist are far more likely to be injured or killed when involved in an accident. It is estimated that per miles traveled, the number of deaths from motorcycle crashes is 27 times the number of deaths from car accidents.
For the past two decades the number of motorcycle licensed drivers in Nebraska has been steadily increasing each year. In 2000, our state had 44,715 motorcycle licensed drivers. By 2016 the number had increased to over 100,000!
Given the popularity of riding, it is important that information specifically for motorcyclists be available – especially when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Being a safe rider means being prepared for the worst-case scenario.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it is critical that you seek medical attention immediately. First and foremost, it is important that you get the proper medical care you need to treat your injuries and to recover properly.
Second, medical care develops crucial evidence in your claim for compensation. Your medical care is an important factor in proving one of the elements of a Nebraska personal injury case: that you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.
If it is possible directly after a motorcycle accident, do the following:
- Collect as much information as you can. Get the information for all drivers and witnesses. Take photographs of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and of your injuries.
- Report the accident to the police. Per the terms of your insurance, you may also have a duty to report the accident to your insurance company. When you speak to an insurance agent do not make a statement. Politely decline to make give any verbal or written statement, or consent to a recording, prior to talking with an attorney. After an accident the insurance company is not your friend.
- Get the medical care you need to recover from your injuries. Follow through will all care that your doctor recommends.
- Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to. Many offer free consultations so you can get the advice you need at no cost.
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The experienced attorneys of Matthew G. Miller can help you recover fair and just compensation when you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We will conduct an in-depth investigation into your accident. We will take measures to combat biases against riders from insurance adjusters or jurors. Hire us to be your fierce advocates.
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