Tips to Strengthen Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”


Motorcycle accidents happen every day. Regardless of the frequency, they are still dangerous to all parties involved, especially the motorcycle rider. Victims of accidents are often left with unexpected expenses that they might not be in the financial position to pay. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to damages through a personal injury lawsuit or claim. In order to recover damages, you need to have a strong case. The following are tips to strengthen a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident.


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A fundamental part of any personal injury case is proving that there were damages incurred. One of the best ways to show this is through seeking medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident. Without treatment of these injuries, there is little to no way to prove that a victim has in fact sustained injuries. There is absolutely no good reason to not seek medical attention. Not only is it important for one’s own safety and health, but it also evidence of injuries and the extent of those injuries. Some people do not think that they are injured directly following an accident. However, it is important to seek medical attention, or a medical checkup, for a doctor to check for dormant injuries that do not appear right away. In addition to an initial checkup, it is important to maintain regular doctors visits. For every doctors visit you have, it is also important to maintain a record of them and any information given.


File a Police Report


North Carolina law requires that an accident is reported. A law enforcement officer will be dispatched to the scene to investigate and make the report. The report includes the parties to the accident, a description of the scene of the accident, statements from the parties, and other information that gives an idea of what occurred to cause the accident. The police report will become crucial evidence in a personal injury suit. It is a document that proves the existence of an accident and the officer’s opinion of the accident. It is important to document which officer takes the report and obtain a copy of it for yourself.


Maintain Your Own Records


While the doctors’ notes and police report are important in a personal injury suit, it is important to maintain your own records, as well. Take photographs at the scene of the accident, pictures of any road or weather conditions that contributed to the accident, and anything else that could be relevant later on. Additionally, be on the lookout for witnesses. If there were witnesses to the accident, ask for their names and contact information in the event that their witness statements are needed later on.


Contact an Attorney


Armed with evidence of the accident, an attorney is an excellent resource to make sure that evidence is used in the proper way. The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are here to get the best possible outcome under the circumstances for your case. An attorney will know how to use the evidence you have and gather more for the purposes of a lawsuit. Now taking cases throughout the Charlotte region with offices in Uptown Charlotte, Mooresville and the new location under renovation in Monroe. Contact us, for a free consultation, call us at 704-370-2828 or click here for additional resources.







The skilled personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to maximizing the financial recovery and obtaining justice for every personal injury client injured by another party’s negligence. The issues our personal injury clients may be facing include, but are not limited to, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death, product liability, catastrophic injuries, dog bite claims, car and truck accident injuries, motorcycle injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), nursing home negligence, spinal cord injury, boating accidents, and defective medical device injury. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastating impact such an injury can have on a person’s life, and that the effects so often go beyond physical pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to helping clients determine the strength of their claims, and to aggressively pursuing the means necessary to achieve the best possible end result for each client’s particular situation.





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