At Accident Advice Helpline, we are well aware of the danger posed to commuters every day. Given the lack of protection they have, this holds more truth for cyclists and motorcyclists. After a motorbike accident there are a number of things you need to do immediately to ensure your own safety and the safety of others.
What to do after a motorbike accident
- Check your body for injury. It’s essential that you check your body for any sign of injury. If wounded in any way this will affect anything and everything you do thereafter. Call for medical attention right away to ensure that someone better qualified can check you for more serious injuries that might not be apparent to you.
- Get out of the road. If you are able to move, try and move all vehicles out the road. Use hazard lights to warn other motorists of your situation.
- Gather information. Be sure to get the insurance details, car/motorbike make and licence plate of other people involved in the accident.
- Take note of details. If you’re in a condition to do so, try and be aware of little things which might help your claim. Who was responsible, the place of the accident, weather conditions, was the person intoxicated at the time?
- Beware of what you say. Common sense after accidents is that one should not admit fault because, given the traumatic nature of being in a car accident, it’s possible to forget the details of an accident until hours or days afterwards. Admitting it’s your fault when it isn’t could have dire consequences for claims.
- Find witnesses. Once again, if you are able to, look for people who witnessed the accident first hand and ask them to deliver an account, record it and have them state their name and address.
How to claim after a motorbike accident
We know there are many things you can do to stay safe on a motorbike, but sometimes things are out of your control. If you have suffered injuries because of someone else on your motorbike, call us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take a 30-second test on our website. You can call from a landline on 0800 689 0500. We have over 16 years of experience in personal injury claims and suggest you try our 100% no-win, no-fee* service. You’re under no obligation to proceed with your claim, it’s just a phone call and it’s all up to you.
Date Published: February 19, 2017
Author: Accident Advice