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4 things to do if you’re in a motorcycle accident

Posted on July 18, 2023 in

DENVER (Dara Zeier) — With the summer riding season in full swing in Colorado, it is important to be prepared before you head out on your motorcycle.

Even when you’re following traffic laws, sometimes the unexpected can happen.

What to do if you’re in a motorcycle accident

If you’re in a motorcycle accident, here are four things you should do:

  1. Call 911.
  2. Write down and photograph the make, model and license plate of all vehicles involved.
  3. Take photos!
  4. Contact the Bendinelli Law Firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free consultation with a trial attorney. Call 303-940-9900.

Tips to reduce crashes

The Colorado Department of Transportation recommends drivers and motorcyclists alike keep the following tips in mind to reduce crashes:

  • Observe all traffic laws and always obey the speed limit.
  • Drive and ride alcohol- and drug-free.
  • Avoid distractions such as phones or anything else that takes your eyes off the road.
  • Yield to motorcyclists, especially while turning at intersections.
  • Wear high-visibility personal protective gear and DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets.

“It only takes one mistake to result in tragedy,” said Col. Matthew C. Packard, chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Trained riders tend to be in fewer and less severe crashes. Make a commitment to follow traffic laws and ride with reduced risk by advancing your skills through training.”

If you are injured in a crash, contact our Denver motorcycle accident attorneys today.