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How to protect your rights after a motorcycle accident

The number of motorcycles on the roads of Texas is on the rise. This is due to a lot of things. Some of it is the result of the motorcycle-friendly climate that we enjoy around the League City and Galveston area. The fact that school is out or will be soon can't be overlooked either.

Motorcycles may be prolific on the streets, but they are not like other vehicles on the road. They don't have the same protections as most other vehicles. As such, motorcycle drivers and passengers stand a greater risk of being hurt and suffering more serious injuries in collisions. If a crash is due to another's negligent driving, a consultation with an experienced attorney may be called for. Do you know what steps to take to protect your rights?

In the immediate aftermath of any accident, the top priority should be getting any medical care that might be needed. Presuming it's possible, all the involved parties should then exchange the necessary information related to identification and insurance coverage.

This is not the time to admit any level of fault. That is something to be sorted out by investigators. If it's possible, get pictures of the accident scene right away and of any injuries that have occurred. Any medical reports generated or bills incurred as a result of the crash should be collected, copied and kept on file.

Nor should you feel compelled to immediately sign any settlement document that might be put in front of you by an insurer. The full extent of your injuries, the time it will take for your recovery and the full extent of your losses may not be fully understood right away.

In our next post, we'll offer answers to other frequent questions related to motorcycle accidents.

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