According to a 2020 report by the National Highway Safety Administration, when you look at the total vehicle miles traveled in 2019, motorcyclists were about 29 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and were 4 times more likely to be injured.
An Arkansas motorcycle crash can be one of the most stressful events in a biker’s life. Most folks are unprepared for what to do if they have had an Arkansas motorcycle accident that wasn’t their fault.
What should you do to protect you and your family’s long term future?
- Seek treatment immediately and follow the doctors orders. Your health is the #1 priority after a bike crash. It’s also very important that you follow the doctor’s treatment recommendations and follow up with your appointments. Nothing tells an insurance company that you really aren’t hurt bad like not showing up to doctor’s appointments.
- Gather evidence. The more photos you have the better. You can’t take too many pictures of the accident scene, the bike, any road rash or bruising. Keep damaged gear and helmets. Document your recovery with photos as well. Pictures of you in a cast or in physical therapy are great too.
- Make sure you have good information about the at fault driver. Take a picture of their insurance card and vehicle with their license plate showing.
- If you have sustained a serious injury, schedule an appointment with an Arkansas personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you hire an Arkansas motorcycle accident lawyer, the sooner you can have the peace of mind that you and your family are being taken care of as efficiently as possible and you can concentrate on healing.
Imagine how much easier it would be if you didn’t have to deal with the insurance company and the hospital billing department while you were recuperating. These are just a few of the things that an Arkansas injury lawyer can help you with. It’s important to understand that there are consequences to NOT taking action. The insurance company that represents the driver that caused your injuries is already working against you.
The Krebs Law Firm is here to help. Call us today toll free at (800) 345-0535 or at (870) 741-8100. You can also order a copy of our free book for more advice on how to handle the situation.
If you want more information about what you should do after an Arkansas motorcycle accident and learn more about common missteps (and how to avoid them) order your copy of our free book before you speak with another lawyer or anyone from the other drivers’ insurance company.
The situations where a victim would benefit from legal representation for an Arkansas motorcycle accident claim far outnumber situations in which having an attorney isn’t necessary. We are here to provide you with the assistance you need after a motorcycle crash. When you are ready to take the next steps, contact us at (870) 741-8100 for a free, no-obligation consultation.