Many people across Washington D.C. ride motorcycles, and now that the summer season is upon us, we are seeking more bikers than ever on our roads. Though motorcycles are great fun, the truth is, motorcyclists are far more exposed to the elements that nearly every other motorist on the road, which means when an accident happens, they are frequently severely injured. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about motorcycle accidents and how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after sustaining an injury in a motorcycle accident?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should take several steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. First, since your health and safety is paramount, you should call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. From here, you should ask the driver for his or her insurance information, and ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information, including their name, phone number, and email. Next, take pictures of the scene of the accident. Once you are transported to a hospital and treated, ensure you receive all medical documentation relating to your injuries. Finally, you must retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. For example, in some instances, we can subpoena security camera footage of your accident occurring, which is perhaps the best means of proving a personal injury claim.
How long will I have to sue someone for an accident in Washington D.C.?
If you are injured in an accident, you only have a certain amount of time to take legal action against the liable party. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Of course, you may wish to wait to sue, the truth is, if you wait too long, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for the compensation you deserve today. Give us a call so we can begin the claims process and help you, every step of the way.
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