When you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, it can be extremely difficult trying to obtain all of the evidence that you need in order to prove your claim, when you are already facing the challenges of recovering. But even though your recovery should trump everything else, obtaining the right evidence is extremely important, in that it can help you to recover the damages to which you are entitled. Here are the top five pieces of evidence to gather after a motorcycle accident.
1) The Motorcycle
One of the most important pieces of evidence when it comes to a motorcycle accident is the motorcycle itself. This is because the motorcycle can show where the impact occurred, the damage that was sustained, how the accident happened, and how you were likely impacted.
That’s why it’s so important to keep your bike in a safe place. If you must repair it right away, be sure to take an excessive amount of pictures from all angles and to retain a copy of your repair bill to show the damages and the amount of money it took to fix them.
2) Protective Gear
It’s extremely important that you wear the right protective gear anytime that you go for a ride on your motorcycle. This is because this gear is generally the only thing standing between you and severe, life-altering injury or even death. Additionally, if you are involved in an accident, your protective gear demonstrates your effort to do your due diligence regarding safety.
3) Eyewitness Statements and the Police Report
If you are physically capable, it’s in your best interest to obtain the contact information of eyewitnesses to the accident. Another means of important statements from the scene of the accident is the police report. A police report may include eyewitness statements, their contact information, citations issued, and the officer’s suspicion as to who was at fault.
Another very important piece of evidence after a motorcycle accident is photos. Therefore if you are not too injured (you are physically able) it’s best to take as many detailed pictures as you can. This includes pictures of the vehicles and any damage, pictures of any injuries, pictures of the roadway (for skid marks, debris, etc.), and pictures of the weather.
5) Medical Expenses and Wage Impacts
Finally, the last of the top five pieces of evidence after a motorcycle accident is that which can help to prove the extent of your damages. Therefore be sure to collect any and all of the following:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Medical records
- Transportation costs
- Any other related costs
- Pain journal
At the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, A.P.L.C., We Can Help Those in California Who Have Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it can greatly impact many parts of your life. The physical, emotional, and financial toll can be overwhelming. That’s why it is so important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Motorcycle Attorney, who can help you to collect the necessary evidence to build your case.
At the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, A.P.L.C., our California Personal Injury attorneys have a long history of dealing with motorcycle accidents and have helped our clients to recover the compensation that they deserve. We will fight for what is in your best interest. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!