Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? If so, our New Orleans motorcycle accident attorneys want to help you recover compensation from the driver who caused the crash. To do so, we need to gather evidence to prove that the other driver caused the collision. Therefore, whether your accident is serious or minor, evidence collection is crucial.
Evidence in a Motorcycle Accident Case
If you are seriously injured, you will not be able to gather evidence at the scene or on your own. Therefore, contacting a New Orleans motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible is very important. In a perfect world, an accident victim would try to gather the following evidence at the accident scene to give to his or her attorney during the initial consultation.
- Eyewitnesses – If anyone witnessed your motorcycle accident, ask for the person’s name and contact information. It is important to give this information to your New Orleans motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Because memories fade and people may forget important facts, your attorney may want to obtain a statement from the eyewitness as soon as possible.
- Take Photographs – An accident scene can change significantly just within a few hours after an accident. Take photographs of the accident scene, if you are physically able to do so while remaining safe. You can also ask another person to take a few pictures for your; however, you need to note the person’s name and contact information if you do not know this person. He may need to testify that he took the pictures and the pictures are of the accident scene.
- Take Notes – As soon as possible after the accident, write down what you remember in a notebook. Continue keeping notes about what you recall, what is said to you about the accident by other people, and other important information. Make sure to give the notebook to your New Orleans motorcycle accident attorney when you meet with him for the first time.
- Documenting Your Injuries – To receive compensation for your accident, you must prove that the other driver caused the accident AND you suffered injuries as a result of the accident. The best way to document your injuries is to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible after the crash. If you do not go to the emergency room, you should see your family doctor within 24 hours to document your injuries. Seeing a doctor also protects your health because some injuries may not be easily diagnosed. You want to make sure you have not suffered a closed head injury or internal injuries.
Call for A Free Appointment with A New Orleans Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident, we want to help. Injuries in a motorcycle accident can cause permanent disabilities. The damages can be significant. For that reason, insurance companies try to blame the motorcyclist for the collision to avoid paying compensation for damages. We understand how insurance companies treat motorcycle accident claims, so we aggressively fight for your right to a fair and full settlement.
Call Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free legal consultation and a no-obligation case evaluation with an experienced NoLA motorcycle accident lawyer.