If you are a bystander and witness a road accident, and in particular Eden motorbike accidents, the worst thing you can do is simply walk away. Whether the accident was very minor or something more serious, the people involved may need your help in the first instances after the accident, to help them to get what they need.
Medical attention may be required, or simply someone to talk to until the emergency services arrive. If you are at the scene and there is no one else going to help, here are some ways in which you can be useful after Eden motorbike accidents.
- Call the emergency services. One of the best things you can do at the scene of any accident is to get the professionals there sooner rather than later. Even if you believe that others may have already called the emergency services, it is always better to call too often than to not call at all.
- Provide first aid. Obviously you can’t help with the most serious injuries, but you may be able to provide water and help with minimal bleeding or other injuries. In the case of the very seriously injured, you can identify these people to the paramedics when they arrive. If a motorbike rider is badly injured, do not move them, but use coats or blankets to keep them warm.
- Provide support. People that are badly injured and waiting for the paramedics are likely to go into shock, and this can be very serious, or even fatal. Sit by them and talk to them calmly, asking questions to keep them awake and lucid.
- Offer to be a witness. If it is clear who was at fault in an accident, you can offer to be a witness for the person who was the victim in the accident, so that they can make an insurance or compensation claim against the other party. This can be one of the most helpful services you could offer anyone involved in an accident.
Claiming what you deserve after Eden motorbike accidents
If you have been involved in Eden motorbike accidents yourself, and the Eden road traffic accidents were caused by another driver or rider, you should work with other people to get proof that you were not to blame.
Give a full statement to the police to help them to put together a report at the scene, which will help with a claim later down the line. You should also ask bystanders if they would be willing to act as witnesses for you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile once you have the proof you need and let the team know what information you have. They can then help you to decide whether it is worth your while to move forward with a claim, and pass you over to an experienced injury lawyer if so.
Date Published: 20th August 2014
Author: David Brown