I was injured in a motorcycle accident at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. What steps should I take after this South Dakota motorcycle accident?

Here are six steps to take after a South Dakota motorcycle accident:

Step #1 - Do not leave the scene of the accident.

Step #2 - Call South Dakota law enforcement/911 immediately.  Tell them the accident location, number of persons injured, and number of vehicles involved.  You must make a law enforcement report. 

Step #3 - Obtain the following information (if possible):

  • Other driver's name, address, telephone number, driver's license number, insurance information, and license plate number.
  • Name, address, and telephone number of any witness.
  • Law enforcement officer's name and department.
  • Place of the accident, speed limit in the area, and road conditions.
  • Photographs of the area and the vehicles involved.

Step #4 - Let law enforcement decide who caused the accident.

Step #5 - Contact your insurance company

Step #6 - Follow-up with a doctor and get medical treatment for any injuries.