Road traffic accidents involving motorcycles can result in potentially very serious injuries to the rider or passenger of the motorcycle. If you suffered injuries by motorcycle accident without fault on your part, you may be entitled to motorcycle accident claims.
Medical assistance and motorcycle accident claims
The most important thing you should do after a motorbike accident is to seek medical attention. This will ensure your motoring accident injuries will be assessed, diagnosed and treated adequately, ensuring you do not suffer more than necessary due to unrecognised, more serious injuries than originally believed.
While your medical records will become part of the evidence required to motorcycle accident claim, you should also keep a personal record of:
- When and where you were treated
- What type of injuries were diagnosed/treated
- How these injuries were treated
These records may come in handy when attending an independent medical assessment, which may become necessary as part of your injury claim procedure.
Information supporting motorcycle injury claims
Either immediately after the motorbike crash, or as soon after as possible if injuries prevent you from doing so straight away, you should gather as much relevant information about the accident on the road as possible. This includes obtaining:
- Witness accounts of the event, names, addresses, and phone numbers
- Insurance and contact details of road users involved in the accident
- Names/name cards of attending police officers
- Photos of the scene of the motorbike collision, damages and injuries
- Medical records/assessment notes
Should you have incurred additional expenses, you will also need to retain invoices, receipts, bank statements and other documentation of such expenses. Potentially arising expenses you may be able to claim against may include:
- Loss of income
- Cost of ongoing care, treatments or therapy
- Transport to/from hospitals
- Assistance with tasks in the home
- Childcare and more
How to initiate claims for motorcycle injury compensation
All too often, motorcyclists are blamed for accidents by other road users. To ensure this does not happen, you will need specialist legal assistance.
Consult the 30 second claim calculator provided by Accident Advice Helpline or call one of their helpful advisers to determine whether you are eligible to claim compensation and get an idea how much you will be able to claim. For obvious reasons, this is not going to be a guaranteed amount.
Having established that you qualify to make a personal injury claim, Accident Advice Helpline will assign a solicitor to your case. This solicitor will have the skill and necessary experience to ensure you will receive justice and adequate compensation for your injury.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown