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I was in a motorcycle accident: Now what?

If you or a loved one were recently involved in a motorcycle collision, there are a number of considerations and steps that you can take to help ensure that any potential personal injury claims are submitted and processed efficiently. After all, effectively proving your liability claims may be the best and only way to receive necessary compensation for your injuries and/or financial losses.

The events immediately following an injury accident can be rushed and confusing for victims. Many times, insurance carriers on both sides of the incident are compelled to resolve the case quickly and cheaply by minimizing claims. That is why it may be in your best interest to make the effort to begin constructing your motorcycle accident claims early. Of course, the first and most important step to take is promptly receiving the medical attention you require. It is only after your injuries are addressed that you can begin to consider other issues regarding your motorcycle accident.

While it is important to note that you are not bound to a specific time limit when it comes to notifying a potentially liable party about your plans to pursue claims, Findlaw does suggest doing so sooner rather than later. There are instances where liable parties successfully argue that injury claims are invalid because notice is not given in a timely manner. Beyond that, statutes of limitations apply to most personal-injury claims over motorcycle accident injuries.

It is also a good idea to keep thorough documentation of accident-related expenditures and encounters. In the event that you do decide to pursue claims, is helpful to be able to effectively identify the monetary impact that the incident had on you and your family. Writing down the contact information of any and all potentially liable parties, in addition to eyewitnesses and other relevant people is another great way to keep your case organized and factual.

These are only a few of the steps that accident victims and their families can take to facilitate the personal injury claims process. Therefore, this information should not be taken as legal advice.

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