What Kind Of Evidence Can Help My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Navigating through the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming. One crucial aspect of this process is collecting evidence to support your claim. This FAQ highlights the various types of evidence that could enhance the strength of your case.

Understanding the Importance of Evidence

When you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, the evidence you gather can significantly impact your claim. The right evidence:

  • Supports your account of the accident.
  • Establishes liability of the other parties involved.
  • Demonstrates the extent of your injuries and property damage.

Types of Evidence to Collect

There’s a wide array of evidence that can bolster your case. Below are the key types:

  • Police Reports: Officers who respond to the scene typically prepare a report, providing a third-party account of the accident. However, it is important to note that police reports are not admissible in court if you have to take a liability case to trial.
  • Photographic Evidence: Photos from the scene can depict crucial details like vehicle damage, skid marks, road conditions, and injuries.
  • Eyewitness Testimonies: If there were witnesses, their accounts can validate your version of events.
  • Medical Records: These validate the nature and severity of your injuries and demonstrate the connection between the accident and your health complications.
  • Damage Estimates: Receipts or quotes from mechanics help quantify the extent of vehicle damage.

How to Collect Evidence

Collecting evidence might be the last thing on your mind after an accident. However, if you’re capable, here’s how you can gather crucial evidence:

  • Use your phone to take photographs of the scene.
  • Get the contact information of any witnesses.
  • Request a copy of the driver’s exchange, which will aid in obtaining the police report when it’s available.  
  • Maintain a folder of all medical records and bills related to the accident. A motorcycle accident attorney will assist with this.

Consult an Attorney

Navigating the legal landscape post-accident is no easy task. An attorney can:

  • Help identify and collect the necessary evidence.
  • Offer guidance throughout the process.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.

Contact The Ruth Law Team

Contact The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378 for professional legal guidance. You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always advisable to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. This is general information, not legal advice.