Are There Important Steps to Take — and Things to Avoid — After a Wreck?
Absolutely. The basics include:
Prioritize your own and others’ safety right away if you are able by clearing the roadway, giving assistance and calling for help.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If you are in good enough shape to do so, take pictures of the accident scene and do what you can to preserve evidence and get information from witnesses.
Do not discuss fault for the accident with anyone, give a statement to insurance company representatives or sign anything at all without consulting a qualified lawyer.
What If I Am Sore But Believe My Injuries Will Heal on Their Own?
There is a good chance you have been extremely fortunate. However, please do not underestimate the potential seriousness of sore joints, a sore back, or especially any type of head injury. This is not the time to “tough it out,” because many injuries become apparent or worsen in the days after a crash and you could find yourself facing major medical expenses. Please get checked out.
How Much Will It Cost for a Lawyer to Represent Me After a Crash?
When you turn to our attorneys for honest, experienced legal counsel, there are no up-front fees and you take no financial risk. If we believe your claim is valid and can represent you, we will do so on a contingency basis, charging only a percentage of the settlement or verdict when we succeed on your behalf. If there is no recovery, you owe nothing.
What Should I Look For in a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
We are better motorcycle accident attorneys because we ride. Whether you need caring, knowledgeable counsel from a metro Oakland wrongful death lawyer or an attorney who will fight hard for your own recovery after a motorcycle crash, please contact us at Choulos Choulos & Wyle. We will provide a free case evaluation and do whatever we can to help.