After a motorcycle in Vernal, UT, there can be a lot of emotions so it’s important that you remain calm and gather your thoughts.
Check Yourself for Injury: Check yourself and others involved in the accident for injuries. Call 911 if you, other drivers, or anyone is hurt. You aren’t held responsible for the accident just because you made the call for help.
Take Photos: Make sure the scene is safe enough to do so and then take photos. Take photos from different angles. Document the status of the motorcycle, others involved in the crash, and the surrounding environment. Try to document anything that could be helpful during a court case or with an insurance claim.
Move Off the Road: It’s important to move your bike off the road as soon as it is safe to do so. Leaving the vehicle on the road can be hazardous to oncoming traffic. Unexpected vehicles and debris on the road, especially at night, can result in additional accidents and injuries and you may be held responsible for these.
Gather Information: Even if you didn’t contact 911 for assistance, you may still want to call the local police department. A police offer will arrive to draw up a police report. This will be important when proving your case. It helps protect your legal rights and potential compensation for any damages. Speak with passengers, witnesses, other drivers, and the police officer. You will need contact information, including the phone number and names of all the witnesses, along with vehicle information, the name of the officer, the police report number, and insurance company names and contact information.
Call Your Insurance Company: It’s best to call your agent at Perry Insurance Agency as soon as possible after an accident. Be prepared to give him or her all the information and don’t admit fault to anyone. Underestimating damages can reduce any compensation.
Contact Perry Insurance Agency, serving Vernal, UT, to get a quote on motorcycle insurance.