According to the Center for Disease and Control, over 30,000 people are killed in motor vehicle crashes each year in the United States. In 2013, crash deaths resulted in $44 billion in medical and work loss costs in addition to the immeasurable burden on the victims’ families and friends.
The CDC also reports that traffic fatalities cost the state of Nevada more than $352 million each year. Motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable to severe injuries in the event of an accident because they have little protection from impact.
Here are five kinds of evidence that can be used to strengthen your motorcycle accident claim.
1. Helmet Cam Footage
Any footage that the device captures may help you prove liability and recover the compensation you deserve after an accident. Dash cam footage from passing cars or vehicles that were involved could also contribute to the strength of your claim.
2. Eyewitness Testimony
If you record the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses, we can then contact them to obtain their statements. Such testimony could solidify the integrity of your version of the events leading up to the wreck.
3. Photographs of the Scene
Even if there is zero camera footage, photographs of the scene can help accident reconstruction experts determine precisely what happened. If you are well enough to document the area after the crash, make sure to take pictures from all angles, and be sure to include details like weather conditions, skid marks, and nearby traffic signals.
4. Official Police Report
Get the names and badge numbers of the officers who respond to the scene. They should draft an official report regarding the incident, which can serve as valuable evidence of liability.
5. Hospital Bills
After using the above evidence to prove liability, you will need to prove that you incurred damages in order to recover compensation. Hospital bills, medical records, pharmacy receipts, and income statements detailing any missed work can all help prove damages.
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If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, Anthony Paglia Injury Lawyers will help you compile evidence and fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track. We have the knowledge and experience you need to obtain the maximum compensation.
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