Help Is Here After A Severe Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle riders face a host of hazards on the roads. From negligent drivers to poorly maintained roads, riding can quickly lead to a serious injury – or a fatality.
If you suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident or lost a relative in one, Wampler & Souder, LLC, can help you. Based out of Frederick, we help clients throughout Maryland and Virginia hold negligent parties accountable by seeking maximum financial compensation through personal injury claims.
What Is The Most Common Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a variety of factors. However, the most common cause by far is a motor vehicle making a left turn and failing to see the motorcycle rider. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, left turns account for 42% of motorcycle accidents in the United States. In these tragic circumstances, the fault for the accident almost always lies with the motor vehicle driver, not the rider.
What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
The immediate moments after an accident are disorienting, frightening, and, often, physically painful. If you have the presence of mind, try to follow these steps to increase your likelihood of a successful injury claim.
- Seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not have visible injuries.
- Contact the police and have them write an accident report.
- Take photos of the accident scene, including your motorcycle.
- Get the name and contact information of the other driver and any witnesses.
- Do not speak with an insurance company representative.
Claims adjusters have a way of getting you to admit fault so the insurer can minimize its payout to you. Instead, seek counsel from an attorney who can advise you of your rights.
Discuss Your Case With Us For Free
No one should suffer because of an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Allow Wampler & Souder, LLC, to help you throughout your claim. To schedule a completely free initial consultation, please call us at 301-732-7675 or send us an email today.