Being involved in a motorcycle accident is a traumatic experience. Not only can this lead to serious injury, but it may keep you off your bike for a very long period of time (if not forever).

With all this in mind, there are a variety of questions to answer if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident:

— Who was at fault? This is the most important question, as it will give you a clear idea of what to expect as you move forward and attempt to collect compensation.

— How will your injuries change your life in the future? If you’re lucky, you won’t be injured in a way that holds you back from eventually leading the same life. However, this isn’t always the case. You may find yourself with a serious injury that changes your life in many ways, such as making it difficult for you to return to work.

— Is the other driver responsible for paying medical bills and for other damages? This all depends on the circumstances of the accident, including who was at fault.

As a motorcyclist, you should do your best to avoid trouble on the road. Along with this, be sure to wear protective gear at all times.

If you are involved in an accident, don’t wait to receive medical treatment. Once you do this and are beginning to feel better, there will come a time when you want to review the accident to decide what to do next. You may be able to file a claim with the idea that the other party owes you compensation.

Source: FindLaw, “Motorcycle Accident FAQ,” accessed Sep. 27, 2016