Were You Injured In A Monroe, Georgia Motorcycle Accident?
If so, here are 5 things you should do:
Always call 911 after an accident. You need to do this so you can have a responding police officer interview all parties and witnesses to the accident so a police report can be prepared. If the at-fault driver committed a traffic offense, then a traffic citation may be issued, which can be beneficial to your case as well.
2-EXCHANGE INSURANCE AND CONTACT INFORMATION WITH THE AT-FAULT DRIVER
You will need both the at-fault driver’s insurance and contact information should you decide to pursue a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
You will need the at-fault driver’s insurance information to make a pre-suit claim against the at-fault driver, as the at-fault driver’s insurance company will be the entity that pays any settlement proceeds to you.
You will need the at-fault driver’s contact information to make it easier to serve the at-fault driver if a lawsuit is later filed.
3-TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF THE ACCIDENT SCENE
Pictures and videos are great objective evidence that will not fade like a witness’ recollection of the accident. The location of the cars after the accident as well as vehicular damage photos will help you prove the at-fault driver’s liability as well as your damages.
4-GATHER WITNESS STATEMENTS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If there are witnesses at the scene of the accident, video interview them with your phone to lock in their story while the accident is fresh in the witness’ mind.
Make sure to also get each witness’ contact information should you need them as a witness for your case at trial.
5-REQUEST ALL EVIDENCE FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS
This includes all 911 audio from any calls made regarding the accident, all body camera or dash camera video of the responding police officers to the accident, and any surveillance video from local businesses or municipalities that may have captured the accident.
CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON
If you were in a motorcycle accident in Monroe, Georgia and would like a free case evaluation, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414.