Prime motorcycle season is here, and riders need to prepare for the worst-case scenario. According to Statista, Michigan has over 237,000 registered motorcycles out of 8.32 million units total in the United States.
Though this is a large number, many motorists still do not pay proper attention to motorcycles on the road. If you want to take your bike out this summer, have a plan in place in case of an accident.
File a police report
After an accident, the first thing you need to do is file a police report. A report takes care of several things. It documents the at-fault driver’s name and insurance information; it gathers witnesses and ensures you get your side of the story on record. Michigan is a No-Fault state, so the sooner you file a report, the better it will be for your insurance claim.
Document every injury
Motorcycle accidents are hazardous. Do not withhold any pain or injury that you suffered from the crash. Besides the legal ramifications, doctors need to know every symptom you experience to treat you properly.
Do not give a statement
After the accident, it may be challenging to think clearly. Do not give any statements to the other driver’s lawyer or insurance company. They do not have your best interest in mind. Consult with your lawyer before making any statements that may damage your ability to seek damages.
A motorcycle crash can lead to catastrophic injuries and medical bills. Be prepared with good insurance coverage before you take your bike out this summer, and have a plan in place for the aftermath of an accident.