Filing a Motorcycle Injury Claim
Motorcycles has just as much right to the road as other motor vehicles. However, after a motorcycle accident, some companies insist it is your fault just because you are driving a motorcycle. This is why it is important to follow certain steps for a successful motorcycle injury claim.
Make sure when filing your motorcycle injury claim, to take the position that you will need to prove you are not at fault for the accident. In order to do so, provide insurance companies with proof of this.
- Your Helmet: Try to keep your helmet in the exact condition it was in after the accident. Photograph it at the scene if possible. This information will be important to proving damages.
- Police Report: The police report will be the official document about the accident. The police will interview witnesses, make diagrams of the scene of the accident, and even include notes about weather conditions. This report will help insurance companies decide who is at fault.
- Photos: After the accident, take photos of the scene. Try to get multiple angles.
- Witness Statements: Compile a list of names and contact information for witnesses at the scene. Sometimes people may leave before the police get there.
- Medical Records: If you have any medical records from injuries in the accident, those need to be submitted to the insurance. Also, a written diagnosis and prognosis from the doctor.