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What should you avoid doing after a motorcycle accident?

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2023 | Motorcycle Accidents

Georgia residents who ride motorcycles claim they love the rush of adrenaline and adventure they give them. Unfortunately, riding still carries significant risks of harm. These are some things you should avoid doing after getting into a motorcycle accident.

Fleeing the scene

Avoid fleeing the scene even if you’re positive you didn’t cause the accident. Doing so can result in hit-and-run charges against you if the police manage to locate you. Instead, stay put at the accident scene and exchange information with the other party.

Not calling the police

Motorcycle accidents are often serious enough that people sustain injuries, which means that the police should be called to the scene. Not calling the police is a big mistake that can cost you. Calling 911 is the law after an accident when people are injured or there’s over $500 in property damage.

Failing to get medical attention

Just like you must call the police after an accident, it’s a big mistake to not seek medical attention. You might have hidden injuries that manifest later. Motorcycle accidents also often leave people with internal injuries that can be life-threatening. It’s better to be safe than sorry; at the very least, see your primary care doctor for an evaluation.

Admitting fault

Another thing to avoid is admitting fault to the other party. Even if you apologize to be nice, your words can be used against you if the driver files an injury claim or lawsuit directly against you.

Not gathering evidence

Many people make the mistake of ignoring evidence in motorcycle accidents. Not gathering all the documentation you need to prove your case can hurt you. Even if your case is successful, it could cost you money you might otherwise have recovered.

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