FAQs About Motorcycle Accidents
Below are some frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents:
Should I Hire A Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
Hiring a motorcycle accidents lawyer isn’t mandatory after an accident, but it’s strongly advisable. Insurance companies are not your friends. They have investigators and in-house legal teams whose job is to minimize your payout or avoid one altogether, including by trying to shift the blame for the accident on you.
At McLaurin Law, we know how insurers approach motorcycle claims and how to negotiate with them. Our founder, Jason McLaurin, is a motorcycle accidents lawyer who used to work for insurance companies. He knows how to protect your interests.
Should I Talk To The Other Driver Or Biker At The Scene Of The Accident?
You can talk to the other driver at the accident scene, but keep the conversation brief. Ask for their:
- Full name
- Contact number
- Driver’s license number
- Insurance company
- Policy number
Don’t discuss the accident. Even innocuous comments such as, “I’m sorry; are you okay?” can make it to the insurers and serve as grounds to deny your claim. If the other person has any questions, refer them to your personal injury lawyer from our team at McLaurin Law.
Should I Tell My Insurance Company About The Accident?
You should call your insurer as soon as possible after the crash to start the claims process. However, keep any comments to a minimum. Just tell them you’ve had a motorcycle accident and that it wasn’t your fault. If they have further questions, redirect them to the driver’s insurer or a Houston motorcycle accident attorney from our team at McLaurin Law.
Should I Seek Medical Assistance After A Motorcycle Accident?
Yes. Depending on the severity of your injuries, go to an emergency care facility or your regular physician. You must seek immediate medical attention even if you feel fine. Some life-threatening injuries can be hidden and present no symptoms at first.
Seeking medical assistance will also strengthen your claim, as it helps document your injuries. If you don’t seek help, the insurers may later try to argue that you have exaggerated or faked your injuries. An experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm can explain what medical paperwork you should collect to support your case.
Motorcycle accident law is complicated. At McLaurin Law, we can help you navigate the Texas legal system and seek compensation for your injuries. Call us at (713) 461-6500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free strategy session with a motorcycle accidents lawyer from our team.