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I Wrecked the Bike: Now What?

So you never saw the curb until it was too late. Or maybe someone in a car wasn’t paying attention. Luckily, you were wearing your helmet and got out of this alive. Still, your bike is trashed, and you have medical bills to pay. If you have motorcycle insurance, this is where it’s supposed to pay off. So, how do you cash in on an insurance claim after a motorcycle accident?

What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident

First things first. See to your safety. Leave your motorcycle where it fell. Keep your gear on for now. Call emergency services. Stay calm and assess the situation. If you are not seriously injured, you can take out your phone and take video or still photos of the scene. If you cannot do this, you can ask a bystander to do it for you. The police will want a statement. Cooperate with them. Do not admit to any fault until you’ve had time to talk with your insurance company. Consider whether you will need legal support. 

The Aftermath

As soon as you are able, contact your insurance company and give them all the info you have about the accident. Call an attorney if you need one. Do not admit to any fault. See a doctor and follow their orders. Before agreeing to an insurance claim settlement, consider getting compensation for any lost wages, long-term impacts, or other expenses. Remember that once a settlement is finalized, it cannot be reopened. 

W.B. Adams Company Serving Beaverton, OR

If you are in the Beaverton, OR area, consider getting motorcycle insurance with W.B. Adams Company. We will treat you fairly and see that you get what’s coming.