What to Do Following a Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Here’s what we recommend you do after witnessing a deadly motorcycle crash in Arizona:
- Call 911. After any serious accident, call emergency services immediately and stress the seriousness of the event. If you believe someone may be in critical shape or deceased, mention this when speaking with an emergency operator to ensure a proper response.
- Remain at the scene. You must remain at the scene, especially if you were directly involved in the collision. Offer help if you can. Do not move anyone who may have spinal injuries, since any movement can make the injuries worse.
- Be honest but do not admit fault. Once police arrive on the scene, answer any questions officers may have honestly. One thing you should never do, however, is say that the accident was your fault. Police officers can only comment on what they see and what is said to them, so they cannot assign blame at a scene. If you admit fault or even hint at the idea that you may have been responsible for some part of the accident, however, then they can state this later. You do not have all the information right after an accident, so DO NOT say you caused it.
- Do not sign anything or talk to insurance companies. After any accident, but especially one involving a fatality, it is important not to sign anything offered to you by any insurance company. Limit communication with insurance companies as much as possible and speak with an experienced auto accident attorney as soon as possible. Let your lawyer handle insurance companies and represent you in any legal matters, including possible civil claims which arise after a crash.
After a Serious Accident, Call The Husband and Wife Law Team
Losing a loved one to a fatal motorcycle accident is a terrible experience. Having an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer to represent you can take some of the weight from your shoulders. Call the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (602) 267-1280. Tell us about your situation and we can discuss the options available to you.