The healing process for injuries sustained in road accidents takes time. A permanent disability, life-altering condition, or ongoing health complications may be the result. What you have been through cannot be taken away. A no-win fee accident claim can be made, however, a motorcycle accident attorney can guide you through the steps.
Getting the recovery support and compensation you deserve after a road accident is possible if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Reporting an accident and when to do it
A report must be made following a car accident, you must provide the following information when you make your report:
- Participants in the accident
- Amount of vehicle damage
- Describe the accident in detail
- Policy number
- Description of the vehicle, including its make, model, year, registration, and license plate number
- The names and license numbers of the driver (if the driver was not the registered owner of the vehicle) are incident details.
- Information about the accident, including the time, date, and location
- Injury severity
- Identification of all involved drivers and their driver’s license numbers
- All drivers’ auto insurance policies and names of insurance providers
- In the case of the police investigation, provide the name and badge number of the investigation
What is the compensation process like?
In most cases, compensation begins once you seek legal advice from a motorcycle accident attorney, but there are other ways as well.
- After a car accident requiring you to spend some time in a hospital, you’re often introduced to a state authority or insurer’s insurance representative to process the insurance authority paperwork.
- If you need assistance with your compensation claim, a medical professional (or, again, a friend or family member) may recommend you speak with a lawyer for assistance. You should seek legal advice right away to avoid having to fumble around for specific details and track down old records many months or years after an incident.
- You will need to provide the motorcycle accident attorney with as many details of your case as possible once you have contacted them. Questions like these are likely to arise:
- What happened?
- How did the accident occur?
- During this incident, were there any alcohol or drug-related impairments?
- In what condition are you currently?
- Is it possible for you to work? …etc.
- Besides asking for documents that assist your claim, your attorney may also ask for police reports, ambulance reports, witness statements, and other relevant documents. A lawyer might request an expert report if liability (fault) is a point of contention – for example, a traffic engineer could add credibility to your case.
- You will receive an evaluation of your case by the lawyer following this initial consultation. An estimation of what compensation may be due; a timeline of the compensation process; and advice on Medicare reimbursements, lump-sum payments, or both. Your lawyer will be able to follow your instructions at this point.