Been hit on your motorbike? Need help to make a compensation claim? Contact an expert solicitor in Amble by calling Accident Advice Helpline!
Motorbikes still remain the most dangerous form of transport on the roads. Despite this fact, for many bikers, the freedom of riding their bike is what entices them to continue biking regardless of this risk.
So why are motorbikes so dangerous and what can be done to reduce this risk to riders’ safety?
Motorbikes aren’t designed by manufacturers with safety in mind. The sleek bodywork and styling are what sells these bikes to the public, not their safety features. When bikers ride their motorbikes, it is secondary protection that is required to ensure their safety, as bikes provide little primary protection in their design and build.
This differs from motor manufacturers who have driver comfort and safety in mind when they design new models of car. Side impact protection panels and air bags are standard in most cars and these primary safety features can save lives in the event of a collision with other road users.
Unfortunately, motorbikes don’t have integral protection and the sheer weight and design of a bike can result in extensive damage being caused to the rider, in the event of an accident.
At the scene of a motorbike accident
If you are unfortuante enough to be involved in an accident with a motorbike, then it is important to be aware of the correct procedures to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
- Always stop at the scene of an accident if you are involved.
- Check for casualties and offer emergency assistance.
- Call the emergency services and report the location and number of casualties.
- Ensure that the scene is safe. Turn off engines and switch on hazard lights.
- Direct the traffic around the collision. Use a warning triangle if available to inform other motorists of the accident.
- NEVER remove the helmet of a motorcyclist unless they stop breathing or have a cardiac arrest. These are the only reasons to remove a helmet, as they can be life threatening.
- Exchange details with the police, other people involved in the accident and obtain witness statements.
Claim for your motorbike accident with an expert solicitor in Amble!
If you have been knocked off your bike and sustained injuries as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you can legally claim compensation for your personal injuries.
Call an expert solicitor in Amble at the dedicated law firm, Accident Advice Helpline to ensure that your compensation claim is handled on your behalf on a no-win, no-fee* basis with accountability and integrity.
Our solicitors will process all elements of your personal injury compensation claim on your behalf to a successful conclusion. Call our friendly team of telephone advisers on our helpline to get your claim moving with an expert solicitor in Amble at Accident Advice Helpline!
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: David Brown