Hattiesburg Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you were hit by a car or truck while riding your motorcycle, you know how terrifying and life-changing an accident can be. Motorcycles are much smaller than the vehicles around them, and a collision between these vehicles can result in serious injuries and even death.
At Johnson, Ratliff & Waide, PLLC, our Hattiesburg motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you after an accident. We know how serious motorcycle accidents can be and the difficulties they can cause. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve and to make sure your rights are protected.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur in many ways, including:
- Car accidents: Cars and trucks are the biggest threats to motorcyclists. Because of their size, cars and trucks are less likely to notice motorcyclists on the road. This can cause car and truck drivers to turn right in front of a motorcyclist or to pull out into traffic without noticing the motorcyclist behind them.
- Drunk driving accidents: Drunk drivers are a threat to everyone on the road. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to drunk drivers because they are not protected by a large vehicle. If a drunk driver hits a motorcyclist, the motorcyclist is more likely to be severely injured or killed.
- Motorcycle accidents caused by defective products: Defective products can cause all types of accidents, including motorcycle accidents. Products that are defective can cause motorcyclists to lose control of their bike or to have a crash because they are not able to stop or turn quickly enough.
- Motorcycle accidents caused by road design issues: Road design issues can cause motorcycle accidents, including potholes and uneven road surfaces. Motorcyclists are less likely to notice these issues because they are not able to see as much of the road as drivers in cars and trucks.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Laurel
After a motorcycle accident, you might be confused and unsure of what to do. The laws in Mississippi can help you better understand what happens after an accident, but you should always follow your instincts and get the help you need.
After a motorcycle accident, you should:
- Call the police
- Gather evidence
- Get medical attention
- Report your injuries
- Contact an attorney
The police should be called after any accident, but this is especially important if you were hit by a car or truck. You should also gather evidence, such as photographs of the scene, the other driver's insurance information, and the other driver's license plate. You should also get the contact information of any witnesses and get medical attention.
You should also report all your injuries to your health care provider. Your health care provider will report your injuries to your insurance company and will likely give you a personal injury case number. You should also contact an attorney right away to ensure your rights are protected.
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