As someone who enjoys riding a motorcycle, it makes sense that you take precautions. You use the right gear, wear a helmet and make sure your motorcycle is in good condition every time you ride. Unfortunately, even with all this, there is a risk that you could face serious or fatal injuries if you’re struck by another driver.

The reality is that you don’t have much protection against the force of a crash. A direct impact could throw you from your motorcycle, trap you under a vehicle or cause blunt-force injuries. The truth is that many motorcyclists don’t survive crashes because of the lack of protection against a direct impact.

What do you need to do if you’re hit by a car?

If you are hit by a car when driving your motorcycle, the initial step you’ll want to take is to get out of the roadway if possible. If you cannot or you are injured, stay where you are and stay still. Someone should call 911 immediately.

Once you and the others involved in the collision have been stabilized, you’ll be able to fill out a police report about the incident. When you do this, it’s important not to admit fault or to say anything that may result in you being held liable. Allow the insurance companies to determine fault.

If you’re able, get photographs at the scene or get a video of the crash, which could help your case. You should give it to your attorney, so they can begin negotiating for your personal injury settlement with the insurance company. Your attorney may have you draw diagrams or take photographs so that you are able to show how the crash happened. Then, they’ll fight to make sure you get the fair compensation you need.