A motorcycle accident can be devastating. If you have sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident as a result of another person’s fault, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses.
What sort of things can help you make an effective claim against the other party’s insurance? The more evidence that supports your claim that you can gather, the better.
Crucial evidence that can help your case
Start collecting evidence at the scene of your motorcycle accident (if this is possible). You will need evidence to prove the cause of the accident, the injuries you sustained, and the amount of compensation you deserve to receive. Three good things to have include:
1. A police report
The law enforcement officer who visited the scene of the wreck will conduct an investigation and compile a police report. While the police report is not admissible in court in the state of California, it can contain useful information to help you prove your case.
2. Pictures of the accident scene and witness statements
Use your cellphone to take photos of the damage to your motorcycle, the crash scene, skid marks, your injuries, weather conditions, and anything else that may help strengthen your case. You may request a bystander to take photos if you are too hurt to do so. Additionally, take statements from the eyewitnesses around.
3. Proof of your damages
You will need to prove the amount of compensation you ought to receive. Some of the evidence you will need to justify your claims include the medical bills, proof of lost income as a result of the accident, and repair costs for your motorbike.
A motorcycle accident can be an extremely frightening experience. Knowing how to put together the right evidence can help you strengthen your case and get the compensation you deserve for your injury and property damage.