For all the rider lads out there, let me start by my much loved quote by Lucinda Williams: “A Flawless man? A poet on a motorbike”.
That’s correct! For me and my biker pals, riding is art and it changes the soul. The thrilling experience, the exciting quest and the adventurous experience, is plenty to keep us going on and on till the sunset.
Bike riding is a lot of fun. But it comes at the price of great risk. I say this since I lately saw two friends survive and another lost through a terrible accident. I put pen to paper today in the living memory of my best friends.
We have lost a lot of lives to road accidents. Actually, almost 80% of the crashes wind up in injury or death. Not to overlook, about 5000 bikers die each year in the U.S.
Think through the high risk issue and you will know you need a motorcycle accident attorney. And let’s face it – fixing your bike is the last thing on your list with concerns when it comes to your well-being.
Don’t Ride too fast
The first law, as excellently quoted, is “Never fly wilder than your guardian angel can fly”. So before you start to ride, always have a protecting gear on. My list contains water-resistant body suit, helmet, pads and hand-gloves.
What to do next?
Call 911 the instant you can and report the accident. They will send first aid incase if someone is hurt.
Then, when you are in good hands, call your attorney. And don’t be nervous about it even if it’s your liability you crashed. There are laws for you own safety.
This is where you kick the load from your shoulders. And remember to report it ASAP, since the rate of recovery is greater when the crash is stated earlier. Likewise, contingent on the State you live in, the local laws and the insurance company needs the crash report before the expiration of a particular time period.
While you must take time to heal, the lawyer will do the effort for you.
Your Attorney will do all the legal process for you, which contains: gathering the evidence, filing the forms in the court and will leave you to rest. The regular fee that they bill is negotiable and around 25-30% of the payment amount.
You can think through the above tips in case you are in suffering and questioning what will happen. But always remember the rule, “Security is a cheap and excellent insurance policy”.
By: Zed Tanner