What Evidence Should You Have for a Motorcycle Claim?

What Evidence Should You Have for a Motorcycle Claim?

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating to bikers, and can have profound and often long-lasting effects on the victims. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you are entitled to seek compensation from the liable party. Unfortunately, this is not always a quick and easy process. If you are going to make a claim against another party for your injuries, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim.

Here are some key pieces of evidence that can help your motorcycle injury claim:

  1. Helmet cam footage. Like a dash cam in a vehicle, a helmet cam can provide indisputable video evidence of the accident. This footage can be extremely helpful to your case, particularly if the at-fault party is attempting to dispute their liability for the accident.
  2. Witness statements. Be sure to get the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. Their testimony may be able to help verify your claim.
  3. Photos of the scene. You will want to take ample pictures of the scene, including the damage to your motorcycle and any other vehicles involved in the accident. Take photos of the crash scene from all angles, including any nearby traffic signals or signage. Be sure to also get photos of any evidence like skid marks at the scene, which can be analyzed later. Take photos of any injuries you sustained in the crash as well.
  4. Police report. You should always call for police assistance after a motorcycle accident. The police can assist you if you have been injured, and the responding officer should also file a report of the accident. The report should include some important information about the incident, such as details about the vehicles involved and information about witnesses.
  5. Medical records. Details about your injuries and the treatment you received after the accident are very important to your claim. Be sure to keep copies of all your medical records, including diagnoses, treatment plans and prescriptions.

“Personal injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be very severe and life-altering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you through the personal injury claim process,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.