Some would say there is no more freeing and exhilarating feeling than hopping on a motorcycle and going for a ride. Feeling the road underneath you, the wind rushing past your face, the sheer excitement and fun — there’s a reason there are so many motorcycles on the roads in Denver and across the country.
Despite there being motorcycles on the road and driver’s education teaching us about the dangers of collisions, motorcycle accidents in Denver are all too common, and they are often also fatal. While it’s good to prepare yourself to mitigate motorcycle accidents when you go for a ride, the unfortunate truth is it’s entirely possible that despite doing everything right, you may still end up in a Denver motorcycle accident.
If you are involved in a Denver motorcycle accident, you need to follow these crucial steps to ensure your safety, the safety of others, and to protect yourself.
First and foremost, get to safety, and check your wounds
Motorcycles don’t have the safety features that cars do; there is very little to insulate and protect you from the road. Even at lower speeds, being struck by another vehicle, and being tossed from your bike, can lead to some serious injuries. The higher the speed of the collision, (unfortunately) the higher the risk that it can be fatal.
If you’re able to walk away from a motorcycle accident, move off the road, and check yourself for injuries. Adrenaline kicks in once an accident hits, and this chemical can stop pain signals from getting through. Even if you aren’t hurt at the moment of the crash, it’s vital that you see a medical professional immediately.
You’ll need to report the accident to the authorities so you can protect yourself and anyone else involved in the accident. They can also assist you if you are in any trouble or danger.
Collect witness testimonies
If you’re able to, try to get as many people to offer testimonies to the police as possible. Having additional examples to corroborate your account of the incident will be valuable in proving that you weren’t at fault and therefore liable.
Visual evidence of the accident will help you down the line. Some people may claim additional damages were done to their vehicles when speaking to their insurance agents. By having photographic evidence, you can show the location of the impact and the damages to both vehicles. Trust us, it helps.
Hire us to represent you as your Denver motorcycle accident attorney
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in Denver, you need legal representation to protect your rights and to seek compensation for your damages. We understand the complex legal system and chain of liability, so we can help keep you from financial ruin as a result of the accident. Call us today to learn more and to set up a consultation.