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What should you do if you're involved in a motorcycle crash?

If you're in a motorcycle crash, there are several things you should do. First, you should make sure you are okay and that anyone else in the collision is also physically okay. If not, call 911 and wait for medical help to arrive. If you have the ability to do so, you should render aid to anyone who is injured.

If everyone is alright, take as many photos of the scene of the crash as you can. You should take photos of everything from the street names to the vehicles involved. If you take photos with a phone, the GPS coordinates may be added automatically, which is helpful if you need to identify where the accident took place later.

Another thing you might want to take photos of is insurance information and the people involved in the incident, just in case some of their information is incorrect. Take photos of several angles of the accident. If you ride your motorcycle often, consider using a recording device while you ride, so you have video of the other driver crossing into your path.

It's normal to exchange information with people who were involved in the accident, and if the accident isn't serious and has no major injuries, the police may not need to be called. It's still a good idea to call anyway. This makes sure the accident is documented correctly and that you have a police report that you can use if you make an insurance claim or need to go to court later on.

Your attorney can help you seek a settlement or payout that helps you cover your medical expenses, lost wages and other financial impacts of the crash. With the right evidence, you should be able to make your claim more easily.

Source: RideApart, "What to Do if You Crash Your Motorcycle," Scott Huntington, accessed March 03, 2017

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