For the most part, the factors that affect motorcycle accidents claims are similar to those that would affect most claims following a car accident, in that successful motorcycle accident claims are hinged on proving the liable party’s carelessness as the cause of the accident and your subsequent injuries. Insurance The availability of the proper insurance policy for the rider and motorcycle is probably the most critical factor to a successful claim. However, some states will have different insurance laws, which may come into play when a motorcycle rider does not have the proper coverage, thus limiting their claim’s potential. This is especially true if your state follows no-fault insurance laws. Proper Documentation One reason why hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer is so important has to do with the need for proper documentation. After an accident, you might be physically unable to collect all information needed to make a claim, such as police reports, medical records, insurance policy documents, and more. Having a lawyer to take care of everything for you dramatically increases your chances of getting the compensation you rightfully deserve. Medical Care and Records It’s imperative that you seek medical attention immediately following an accident. Even if you’re feeling alright, go see a doctor anyway. Aside from the fact that certain conditions don’t manifest symptoms until after several hours, failing to see medical care may be taken as a sign by the insurance adjuster to lower any compensatory amount rewarded to you. Worse, your claim may be declined. For more pointers on what to do following a motorcycle accident, talk to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers for a free, no-obligation consult.