Had a motorbike accident and suffered an injury? Let our expert injury lawyer in Mexborough process your claim!
Any road traffic accident can cause devastating injuries for those involved, whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian. However, when a motorbike is involved, the injuries sustained by the rider can be catastrophic and involve multiple serious injuries that can be life changing.
If you are ever to have a motorbike-related accident, as a biker or as a vehicle driver, it is important to be aware of your legal and moral actions to ensure that appropriate help is given as soon as possible.
Keep calm and keep safe!
When an accident occurs, it is natural that emotions can run high as adrenaline kicks in. However, try to stay calm, as anger and frustration will not help the casualties and may cause further distress.
Do not be tempted to remove the helmet from the biker, as this can cause further damage to the neck and spine. Only remove it if they go into cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest and you need to perform CPR.
Ensure that any witnesses make themselves known, provide their relevant details and explain how they believe the accident was caused. This can provide helpful information about the impact of the accident on the biker and highlight potential injuries if the casualty is unconscious.
Make sure that the scene is safe. Turn off engines and switch on hazard lights; warn oncoming traffic of the accident and use a hazard warning triangle. Ask bystanders to direct the traffic. Don’t be tempted to disappear before you have fulfilled your legal obligations, including exchanging details of your name, address, registration number, make, model and colour of the vehicle, and your insurance provider.
Call the emergency services as soon as possible to ensure that help is summoned. Try to document the scene of the accident, sketch the direction of the traffic and accident scene. Take photos on your mobile and try and note weather and road conditions. Reassure the casualties and if necessary be ready to perform first aid to ensure that they remain conscious and calm.
Making an injury claim with an expert injury lawyer in Mexborough
Motorbike accidents can devastate lives. The lack of protection around the biker means that they are vulnerable to abdominal and head injuries, despite wearing a crash helmet. If you have suffered an injury as the result of a motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim using an expert injury lawyer in Mexborough.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 24/7 and speak to a professional adviser who can offer no-obligation advice and information about the injury claims process with an expert injury lawyer in Mexborough. If you are eligible to make a claim, the injury lawyer in Mexborough will process your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis. Or, you can go online and check if you are eligible now with Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30-second test!
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown