Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents in Illinois are going to happen. It is just a part of sharing the road with negligent passenger vehicle drivers.
Because a motorcycle accident may occur at any time, it is important to know what to do afterward. One thing you will want to keep in mind after an accident is to gather the appropriate evidence and make sure that it gets to your attorney. This will help to build a strong case for your insurance claim or lawsuit.
When proving your claim, one important type of evidence will be pictures. Pictures can help to explain what took place. Pictures will be hard to dispute. When taking pictures of your Gurnee motorcycle accident, you should include:
- Vehicles. Take pictures of both your motorcycle and the other vehicle. Take pictures from different angles, as sometimes glare can make the damage unable to be seen. Also, take pictures from three different distances. First take a set of pictures from three to five feet. The next set should be from ten to fifteen feet. Then take pictures from twenty to forty feet away.
- Road and intersections. Taking pictures of the road and intersection will help explain how the accident happened. It will also refresh your memory about the accident. Be sure to include street names and traffic signs.
- Skids. If there are any skid marks, road debris, or other signs in the roadway, be sure to get photographs of them. Skid marks can actually tell quite a bit about what happened. Even if there are no skid marks you should still take pictures, as it can show the driver was not paying attention and failed to brake.
After a motorcycle accident you will need to deliver your evidence to an experienced Illinois motorcycle accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 866-625-2299 for a free case evaluation.