What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Wisconsin: 10 Things to Know

In 2020, over 5,500 motorcyclists were killed in the United States – and 112 of these motorcycle accident cases were in Wisconsin. Here’s how to protect yourself after an accident.

Move Away from The Flow of Traffic

If possible, try to get to the shoulder of the road. Leave your helmet and safety gear on for extra protection while this happens. Don’t move more than is necessary.


Call 911

Call for law enforcement and medical care – even if no one was injured. Do not talk to any other parties involved in the accident – no matter how high tensions are.


Collect the Other Drivers’ Information

You’ll need to collect the other party’s: - Name - Phone number or email - Insurance information


Gather as Much Evidence as Possible

If you can, try to: - Take photos of the scene - Get witness contact information - Note as many details as you can


Assess the Extent of the Damage

Motorcycle accident settlements in Wisconsin are determined by the severity of the damage. Keep records of: - Your condition - Medical assessment - Doctor’s notes


Cooperate with The Police

State the facts, nothing more. Keep your feelings and opinions to yourself.


Talk to Your Insurance Company

Like talking to the police, state the facts and nothing more. Do not admit fault in any way – even apologizing for something can imply fault.


Go to Your Follow-Up Medical Appointments

Even if you feel fine, take your medical care seriously and go to all appointments. Skipping appointments does not look good to the court system.


Contact a Personal Injury Law Firm

Schedule a consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney to determine your next steps.


Take Legal Action Quickly

There is a three-year statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents. Take legal action as soon as possible to maximize your claim.


Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

Seeking fair compensation without a skilled motorcycle accident attorney will be extremely difficult. Your lawyer will ensure you get the maximum compensation.

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Read the full post to learn about the first steps to take after a motorcycle accident.

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