Motorcycle accident FAQ



What should I do if I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle?

  • Check yourself for injuries.
  • Call 911 immediately.
  • Write down everything you can remember about the accident.
  • Do not sign any documents without first consulting an attorney.
  • Call your Insurance Company.
  • Keep copies of any medical records or bills, and make records of any related expenses.
  • Take contact information from eye witnesses.



What information do I need to gather after a motorcycle accident?

  • Obtain name, address phone numbers, license number and insurance information from the other passenger, motorist or pedestrian involved.
  • Write down the make, model, and license plate numbers of all vehicles involved.
  • Gather the contact information (name, address, telephone number, email address) of all witnesses.
  • Keep notes concerning your surroundings. Be mindful of the location of the accident, speed, time, lighting, weather, direction of travel of all the vehicles involved.
  • Take pictures of your injuries and damage to your motorcycle.



Should I hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to handle my case?

Yes, you should hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your case. A lawyer can help you to determine if you have a legal claim. An attorney will also help you analyze all the aspects of compliance with traffic laws, motor vehicle regulations, medical treatment issues, and other liability issues.

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP