If you are involved in a motorcycle crash while traveling on a Georgia highway, you may incur a significant financial loss. However, depending on the circumstances of your crash, it may be possible to obtain compensation from the other party or parties involved in the incident. Let’s take a look at some of the things that you shouldn’t do after a crash if you want to obtain a favorable outcome in your case.
Do not speculate about what might have happened
Ideally, you will say as little as possible about your motorcycle accident to the police, your insurance company or anyone else. This is because anything that you say could be used against you during settlement talks or at trial. If you do have to speak about your case, it’s important to stick to the facts such as how fast you were going or what lane you were in when the collision occurred.
Don’t imply that you weren’t hurt in the collision
It may be tempting to say that you’re not hurt in the immediate aftermath of a crash. However, you have no way of knowing what your condition is minutes after being knocked off of your bike. If you later discover that you have a concussion, broken bones or other injuries, your initial statements could be used as evidence that the wreck wasn’t the proximate cause of your condition.
If you are hurt in a wreck, it may be in your best interest to take legal action against the other party involved in the accident. Cellphone records, medical records and other evidence may be used to show that this person was acting in an irresponsible manner when the collision occurred. In Georgia, you typically have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.