While defensive and careful motorcycle driving is the best way to prevent a Wisconsin motorcycle crash, chances are high that you will experience one at some point in your riding career. That’s why it is important to remember the following information to maximize your injury claim:
- Photographs can make or break your case. Always be sure to get photographs after an accident. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, damage to any public property, and injuries to yourself or your passenger. Taking a photograph of your injuries before visiting the hospital will give a better scope of their severity.
- Go to the hospital. In the eyes of the court and the insurance company, if you don’t have medical records documenting your injuries, you were not injured. Don’t worry if you don’t have health insurance; if you have a strong and well-organized injury claim your medical bills will be reimbursed later on.
- Keep in touch with your doctor. Being sure to follow-up with your doctor prevents what insurance companies refer to as “a gap in treatment,” which implies that your injuries must not have been that serious.
- Keep a diary. Depending on the severity of your injuries, there could be psychological and emotional repercussions to the change in your lifestyle. Record any depressed feelings.
- Record how much work you miss. If your injuries cause you to miss work or be unable to perform your job as well as before an accident, it is important to keep track of that information.
If you have been injured in a Wisconsin motorcycle collision and want to pursue compensation, call the Madison bike crash lawyers Hupy and Abraham toll-free at 800-800-5678 or locally at 608-277-7777. Our commitment is to work to recover every penny of compensation you deserve for your losses. There is never a charge for the initial consultation with our attorney. Just for calling, we will send you a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, even if you do not hire us as your legal team.