Chula Vista Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been in a motorcycle accident there are a few things that you will want to make sure that you do. The first of these is to get legal representation as soon as possible, which is why you should contact The Law Office of David Gutierrez as soon as possible after your accident.
Legal representation is a necessity for everyone who has been involved in any sort of motor vehicle accident. Regardless of whether or not you have been injured there are almost always other individuals involved. No matter if you are at fault or if the blame lies with another individual, legal representation is definitely a smart choice.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or if a passenger has been injured in an accident you were involved in, you are going to be glad that you have legal representation.
Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accidents
If you have had a motorcycle accident the very first thing you are going to want to do is to seek medical attention immediately no matter whether you feel that you have been injured or not. This will provide documentation in case an issue arises from the incident later on.
Secondly, you are going to want to keep an accurate record of the incident. This will include preserving any evidence from the accident. Evidence can include photos of injuries, damage to the vehicle and photos of the scene before anything was moved. You will also want to get witness statements.
Witness statements are important in an accident case. By piecing together the reports of multiple witness’s police and crime scene or accident investigators can determine exactly what happened including who was ultimately responsible for the accident. These reports or statements should be as detailed as possible and should include the full name and signature of the witness as well as a contact number so that investigators can contact them for further information.
You may also want to keep a journal. While this may sound silly, keeping a journal of the incident including any physical issues that crop up days or weeks down the road as well as any treatment you received and for what as well as any quotes you have received regarding the condition of your vehicle and how much it will cost to repair will help your lawyer in determining how much to ask for when it comes to filing for compensation.
You will also want to make sure that you continue any treatment that is recommended by your attending physician. This is not only good for you personally and will make sure that you recover from any injuries as soon as possible, it will also provide secondary documentation of your physical injury claims, a fact that can come into play when filing for financial restitution and compensation.
Do You Need Legal Representation?
While it is highly recommended that anyone who has been in a motorcycle accident retain legal counsel, this is especially true if you or your passenger or someone else was injured in the accident. If the fault for the accident lies with someone else then you will need the advice and representation of your legal counsel in order to recover the most amount of money you can to meet all of the expenses incurred in your medical treatment, loss of wages as well as any emotional or psychological trauma involved in dealing with the accident.
As you can see, sorting through the details involved in a motorcycle accident case can be highly detailed and complex, that is why if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident you should contact The Law Office of David Gutierrez as soon as possible and let us determine if you are in need of our representation services.