If you did not do so at the accident scene, you should seek medical attention and contact a personal injury law firm as soon as possible in the days following a motorcycle accident. To optimize your physical recovery and protect your right to seek financial compensation, you should also:
- Stick to your prescribed treatment plan
- Track the cost of your health care
- Track your additional expenses
- Avoid speaking to the at-fault driver
- Consult your motorcycle accident legal team
Do not worsen the stress and strain of the days after a motorcycle accident. Instead, consider letting your personal injury lawyer review your options, the compensation process, and the potential value of your injury lawsuit.
Stick to Your Prescribed Treatment Plan
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) research cites serious head injury as a common occurrence in fatal motorcycle accidents. While head injuries can be severe, injuries of any severity after a motorcycle accident may require prompt, yet costly, diagnosis and treatment.
Your treatment plan was created to optimize your physical recovery. Once your medical team establishes a treatment plan, stick to it by keeping all follow-up appointments and scheduled visits to your doctor’s office. Our personal injury lawyer can help you fight for the cost of your treatment plan and prove your right to recoup these costs from the at-fault driver.
Track the Cost of Your Medical Care
When we help you with the financial valuation of your lawsuit, we consider the costs related to your medical care. Your recoverable medical damages may include:
- Ambulance fees
- Hospital admissions
- Follow-up care
- Medical devices
- In-home help
Because your medical records and bills may come from various sources, it might be challenging to compile them all without overlooking any. Your lawyer can help ensure none of your compensable medical damages are neglected or inadvertently disregarded. The assistance and guidance of a personal injury lawyer from our team can help ensure the medical portion of your compensation package is accurately valued.
Track Your Accident-Related Expenses
Your motorcycle accident lawsuit might lead to the recovery of your medical expenses and of the following financial damages that stem from your injuries:
- Income loss due to your injuries and treatments
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle
Your lawyer will take steps to ensure your lawsuit is accurately valued and that your financial expenses and losses are accurately accounted for. With their guidance, awareness of possible damage caps in your state, and careful inspection of the at-fault driver’s insurance policy limits, your lawyer might ensure your lawsuit is favorably compensated.
Avoid Speaking to the At-Fault Driver
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, the legal or insurance representative for the at-fault driver may investigate the role of their party in the cause and cost of the accident. As part of their investigation, they may interview witnesses and others who might support their driver’s version of the events leading up to the accident.
At the accident scene, you may have been required to share certain information about yourself and your vehicle with the investigating officer, according to Insurance Information Institute (III) guidelines. In the days after the accident, you may want to avoid speaking to anyone about the circumstances surrounding the accident before speaking with your own legal representation. Doing so can help you avoid the misinterpretation of any statements you might make, which could diminish your right to compensation.
Consult Your Motorcycle Accident Legal Team
Because the injuries you sustained from a motorcycle accident might seriously alter your physical appearance and abilities, your physical recovery might be your primary focus. While you focus on restoring your health, our legal team will concentrate on your financial recovery. We can build your case file with the following forms of supporting evidence:
- Witness testimonials
- Salary history records
- Photos of your injuries
- Medical records and bills
- Photos of your property damage
While your lawyer may request these items, you may also want to provide them with any receipts, records, or other documents that prove your right to compensation due to negligence.
Seek Financial Compensation with a Lawyer’s Help After a Motorcycle Accident
What happens in the short-term and long-term aftermath might influence your ability to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you avoid putting your potential lawsuit at risk. Contact the case review team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (337) 777-7777 to learn more about what you should do in the days following a motorcycle accident to safeguard your right to seek financial compensation.