There is nothing like riding a motorcycle where the rider gets to experience the openness of the roads, the power and speed of a motorbike and the feeling of fresh, uninhibited open air, especially on a warm and sunny day. “I can say that I personally know these feelings as I used to own a street dirt bike when I was in high school,” said Mr. Ho.
In most car drivers’ minds, while on the roads, they simply do not think that these streets, highways or freeways are being shared and used by motorcycle riders. Drivers see them sometimes but apparently do always seem to be surprised to see these motorcycle operators (who have the equal right to access and to utilize the open roads). Thus, accidents can occur quite frequently.
Once again, you should keep the following things (if you can under the stressful circumstances) in mind in an accident situation:
· Obtain the other driver’s personal and insurance information as well as the contact information of all witnesses;
· Notify your insurance company immediately;
· Avoid contact with the liable driver’s insurance carrier (you are under no duty to furnish a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance entity);
· Seek legal counsel as soon as you can to protect your rights;
· Document all injuries and compose notes of the experiences of the injuries sustained;
· Retain all documentation (receipts, medical bills, files, etc.) in support of a claim against the liable driver.
If you forget any of the recommended procedures, just remember one thing—contact a qualified and competent counsel for a free consultation immediately to preserve and to protect your legal rights. Keep in mind that further harm may occur if you do not have a legal representative on your side fighting on your behalf.