According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration motorcyclists are 28 times as likely to be killed in a vehicle accident compared to passenger car drivers. In New Hampshire alone, 15 motorcyclists were killed in 2017. In the U.S., over 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in some sort of crash.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you will want the full compensation you can get for your injuries, your medical treatment (immediate and ongoing), property damage, and pain and suffering. Or perhaps you lost someone you love in a motorcycle accident and you’re seeking relief from the medical debt left behind, not to mention relief from the pain of knowing that you’ll no longer have that person in your life.
Before you file a claim for a lawsuit or insurance claim, you should first contact the motorcycle expert attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. They can help you navigate the complexities of filing a lawsuit or insurance claim and best represent your rights. They will tell you what you need to collect and present before filing an insurance claim or wrongful death lawsuit, including evidence of the accident itself and evidence of damages.
New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Evidence
With smartphones being so common these days, it should be easy to take pictures of the accident. If you were unable to take photos because you were too injured, you will want to track down others who took pictures or check to see if any surveillance or traffic cameras were able to capture the accident. You will want to take pictures of the damaged vehicles, the road or intersection where the accident happened, and any injuries. If you can, also take pictures of license plates and insurance cards of those involved.
You will also want to talk to any witnesses to the accident and have them provide you with their contact information. The police will also have written a report about the accident, documenting what happened and possibly who was at fault. The police report will also include information about when the accident happened (dusk or early morning, for example) and what the road conditions were (dry pavement, snow, or rain).
Finally, it would be a good idea to document your accident by keeping as much of the damaged property as you can (helmet, gear, and the motorcycle itself) or at least have pictures of the damaged property and/or gear. You might also want to start a journal or document that lists what you remember about the accident, the type of medical treatment you received, what ongoing treatment is recommended, and all expenses incurred from the accident. This will be a journal or document that you update as time goes by.
Evidence of Damages in New Hampshire
Keep copies of all your medical expenses and invoices related to your injuries. The only way to have these items covered either by insurance or through a lawsuit is if you have proof of them. Additionally, you will want to keep all receipts and invoices related to either repairing your motorcycle or replacing it. If you have to replace the motorcycle, you will want to show how much you originally paid for it.
If you are unable to work for a short time after the accident, or if you are out of work for months or years because of your injuries, you will want to be able to show proof of what your income was before the accident and what you were unable to earn while you recovered.
Tenn And Tenn, PA Motorcycle Attorneys
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident and need help in recovering both physically, mentally, and monetarily, contact Tenn And Tenn, P.A. attorneys today by calling 888-551-1010 or filling out an online contact form today.