What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

There’s nothing worse than being severely injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person. Unfortunately, when motorcyclists are involved in accidents, they’re susceptible to more serious injuries than virtually all other motorists on the road. If you were recently injured in a motorcycle accident, you should strongly consider retaining the services of the seasoned Washington D.C. motorcycle accident lawyers here at Trombly & Singer, PLLC to learn more about how our legal team can help you through each phase of the injury claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the common causes of motorcycle accident injuries?

Motorcycle accident injuries can happen for a variety of reasons, though they are most commonly a result of negligence on the road. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:

  • Tailing motorcyclists too closely
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Dooring accidents
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Poor lighting
  • Negligent signage

What should I do if I was injured in a motorcycle accident?

If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, it’s paramount that you do everything in your power to document the incident and gather evidence to prove that you were hurt due to the negligence of another. Gathering evidence can maximize your chances of recovering compensation in a future personal injury claim. Just some of the most valuable types of evidence when it comes to personal injury claims are as follows:

  • Witness testimony
  • Pictures of the accident and any damage caused by the accident
  • A copy of the police report filed at the scene
  • Surveillance footage of the accident as it happened
  • Medical documentation describing the injuries you’ve sustained

You should also ensure that you retain competent legal representation after your accident. To win a personal injury claim of any kind, you will need to prove that you were hurt as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. Our legal team can work to gather and present evidence on your behalf to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. If you have any additional questions about the claims process, or if you need an attorney you can depend on, you can count on Trombly & Singer to fight for you. Give us a call today so we can get working on your case.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.