Were you or someone you know in a motorcycle accident?
Here is exactly what you need to do NOW:
If someone is hurt, immediately
1. Call 911 and request emergency medical services.
2. If possible, take photos of the damages to your motorcycle and the positioning of the vehicles (including the other person’s license plate). This information may be important to the investigative process if the vehicles are moved, or if there is a dispute about the accident or your injuries.
3. As soon as emergency services arrive, explain the accident to the police and any injuries to EMS/Fire Rescue.
4. Once you have left the accident scene or the Emergency Room, contact an experienced attorney such as Goldman and Daszkal, P.A. at (954) 428-9333 for a free consultation about your rights and obligations.*
5. Call your insurance company to report that you were in a motorcycle accident. IMPORTANT: Provide them any information needed to set up your claim (individuals involved, brief accident details, brief summary of the location of your injury), but DO NOT allow them to take a recorded statement. Reputable insurance companies will walk you through the process to report an accident. They may request a police accident report. If the police didn’t provide this at the accident scene, it should be available within 7-10 days.
6. Call the other person’s insurance company and provide them any information needed to set up your claim (individuals involved, brief accident details, brief summary of the location of your injury), but DO NOT allow them to take a recorded statement.
7. Do not discuss details of the accident with anyone other than the police, emergency medical services, and your attorney.
8. You may receive calls and solicitations from individuals claiming to be a representative of your insurance agency or a lawyer. If the calls are not from your ACTUAL LAWYER, HANG UP. DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING about the ACCIDENT. Soliciting accident victims is illegal!
*Find an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you and recover the lost wages and injury compensation to which you are entitled. Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., a reputable Florida-based law firm specializes in vehicle accidents and personal injury cases. When you contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., the firm will provide a free consultation to help you understand your rights and obligations. A firm representative can meet with you at the law office or at a convenient location for you. If you select Goldman & Daszkal, P.A.to represent you, the team will take the lead and contact all necessary individuals, allowing you to have peace of mind while you recover.
You can contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at www.goldmandaszkal.comor (954) 428-9333 anytime.
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