You may be wondering what to do if you’ve been involved in a motorbike accident. Just like any other accident, it really depends on how badly you’ve been injured. If you are able to move around and communicate yourself, you should first of all make sure everyone is okay and call for the relevant emergency services.
As a minimum, the police should attend. They will make sure the accident is not blocking the roads, and speak to everyone involved in the accident. From the information they are given, and the evidence on the road, they will compile an accident report. This can be a vital piece of evidence if you decide to make a compensation claim, as these reports often point the finger of blame.
If you have a mobile phone on you, take as many photos as you safely can. Get pictures of the road conditions, other vehicles involved, or the pothole that caused the accident. If there are witnesses to the accident, see if they’re happy to provide their name and a contact number, so that if you go ahead with a compensation claim, they can be contacted if the need arises.
You will also need the details of any other driver or rider involved. Ensure you get their name, address and insurance details, the same details you would require in any other type of road traffic accident.
All these things can strengthen your claim, and help prove the accident was not your fault, and may be needed if the other party contests your claim.
Too badly injured
There is always the possibility that you can be too badly injured to do any of the above. You may need to be taken to hospital in an ambulance. Much of the above will still happen regardless. Any time an ambulance is called to an accident, the police automatically attend, so their report would still be completed. The police will also have the details of anyone else involved plus any witnesses.
Claiming for your motorbike accident
Most people are aware of how to make a claim for their vehicle from an insurance company, and that either any damage will be repaired, or your bike replaced. What you have to remember is that damage to your body might not be repairable, and you certainly cannot be replaced.
Compensation is meant to help you cope with your injuries, to make life more comfortable and manageable. Particularly if, for instance, you have lost a limb in an accident, your life will change forever. You might not be able to do the same job, you may need carers, plus a whole array of other potential ways serious injuries can impact your day-to-day life.
If someone else is the cause of so much disruption in your life, you deserve to be compensated. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to get your claim underway. Simply call our advisors on 0800 689 5659 and they will make sure your claim is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.