Motorcycle accidents can have catastrophic consequences. Because motorcyclists don’t have the protection of a vehicle to absorb the shock, these accidents have a higher likelihood of causing severe injury or even death. If you ever find yourself in such an accident, you should know that one of the most important tasks at hand is finding witnesses. Their testimony could be absolutely crucial in a lawsuit. Here are some tips to help you find a witness to your motorcycle accident.
Ask Eyewitnesses at the Scene
After your accident, the clock starts ticking. As time goes on, it will become more and more difficult to track down witnesses. This is why the best way to get contact information from potential witnesses is by asking individuals at the scene.
That said, this isn’t always possible. Especially if you sustained serious injuries in your accident, getting immediate medical attention is ultimately more important. But if you feel well enough to speak to others at the scene of the accident, you’ll be glad you took the time to do so.
Go Back to the Scene
If your accident took place in a populated area, it might be a big help to return to the scene of the accident when you are able. You may be able to find someone who was there at the time you were injured. Are there any businesses nearby? How about homes? Mention the date and nature of the accident to see if you can find a witness.
Ask for the Police Report
There is still one more option if you haven’t had luck with the previous two strategies: the police report. After your accident, a police officer should have arrived on the scene to file a report. During this time, they should have asked any bystanders for their testimony and contact information.
The process of obtaining the police report varies depending on where you live. The City of Baltimore allows you to access reports for vehicular accidents digitally here. Other jurisdictions may require a mail-in form.
If You Can’t Find a Witness
It might be that none of the above strategies help you find a witness. But the good news that there should be other forms of evidence to bolster your case in the event of a lawsuit. In this day and age, photographic evidence is easier than ever to obtain. You should take pictures of the damage. You may even be able to find surveillance footage.
No one should ever have to go through the trauma of a motorcycle accident. But if this happened to you, know that you are not alone. We can help.
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