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What to do After a Motorcycle Accident

According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office there was a total of 1,665 motorcycle accidents throughout the state of Oklahoma in 2012, while 375 were incapacitating, 684 were non-incapacitating, and 83 were fatal.

As many people across the state and country choose to ride motorcycles due to their ability to increase a persons sense of freedom, while also costing much less than driving a passenger vehicle, these people are also put at an increased chance of being involved in an accident.

At the Edwards Law Firm, our Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligent actions of another individual, the victim must be held accountable for their actions and pay for all the losses and damages that have occurred.

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What to do After a Motorcycle Accident

As our attorneys all support motorcycle awareness, and as responsible members of the state of Oklahoma, we feel that it is our duty to help inform drivers in the proper steps to take following a motorcycle accident.

Following a motorcycle accident, our attorneys understand how stressful and hectic the situation may be, especially if there are severe injuries and damages. Therefore, it is imperative to document certain elements of the accident so that when the accident is cleared, you can remember the specifics regarding what took place.  After an accident, it is recommended to do the following:

  • Turn hazard lights on and use warning triangles
  • Check for injuries
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Call local law enforcement
  • Take pictures of the scene
    • Damage to your vehicle
    • Road conditions
    • Location of accident
    • People involved in the accident
  • Move vehicle to safe place
  • Exchange driver information
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Make, model and year of the car
    • License plate number
    • Exchange witness information
    • Insurance carrier
    • Insurance policy number
  • Provide detailed statement to police
  • Name of police officer
    • Badge or ID number
    • Phone number
    • Police report number
    • Copy of accident report
  • Do not place any blame in the statement
  • Wait for medical professionals to assist with any injuries
  • Report accident to insurance agency
  • Contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys

Furthermore, it is important to remember not to speak with anyone other than law enforcement officials about the accident and never admit you were at fault.  It is also recommended to wait for medical professionals to arrive as any medical documents can be used by our attorneys to prove the injuries were caused by the negligent actions of another individual.

Contact Our Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today

A motorcycle accident can be caused in the blink of an eye and the results may last a lifetime, therefore it is necessary to take the necessary steps and remain calm following an accident, no matter how much you would like to scream and shout. The attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm are proud to represent injured victims throughout the state of Oklahoma and elsewhere needed.

Some of the Oklahoma locations our attorneys serve include:

  • Broken Arrow
  • Edmond
  • Enid
  • McAlester
  • Norman
  • Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa

To begin exploring your legal options, call us today at 1-800-304-9246 or simply complete the Free Case Review form located at the top of this page.

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