I was hurt in motorcycle accident. What should I do?
Pennsylvania law grants the same rights and duties to motorcyclists that it gives to drivers of cars, trucks and other automobiles. Although Pennsylvania law and PennDOT outline safety measures for operating motorcycles, the state still averages over 3,000 motorcycle accidents each year.
Thousands of people suffer injuries in Pennsylvania after a motorcycle accident, and an injured party may not know what to do. The first action to take after an accident is to immediately stop and remain at the scene. Next, call 911. The parties involved in the accident should exchange names, address and vehicle information. If there were witnesses to the accident, obtain their contact information. If you were injured, seek medical help. Remember to keep records of all medical treatments, bills and notes. Report the accident to your insurance company only. Do not speak to insurance companies alone. Call a motorcycle accident attorney right away.