Need help to make an injury claim in Symington? Had a motorbike accident which wasn’t your fault?
Unfortunately whilst road accidents and injuries can happen when we least expect them, accidents involving motor cyclists can cause even more devastating injuries due to the lack of protection that bikers have. The lack of crumple zones and bodywork around them mean that bikers are more exposed to the impact of a collision and do not have the safety benefit that a seat belt provides for motorists.
Motorbike accidents and an injury claim in Symington
It is important to remember some important points, if you are involved or witness a motorbike accident. These include:
- Stay calm as emotions may be running high; do not escalate the situation by losing your temper or retaliating to verbal abuse.
- Try and determine if there were any witnesses to the accident. People may leave the scene promptly after an accident and you may need to approach any witnesses and ask if they are able to stay at the scene and provide their details.
- Ensure that the scene is safe. Turn off any engines and switch on hazard lights to warn other motorists of the accident. If possible, use reflective triangles in the road and ask bystanders to direct the traffic and get them to slow down.
- Remember it is an offence to leave the scene of an accident if you have been involved in it. Stay where you are.
- Ensure that some one phones the Emergency Services by calling 999 or 112 from a mobile and give the details of your location and the number of injured parties.
- Exchange your insurance details, the registered owner of the vehicle, your name, address and contact details.
- Note the registration number, colour, make and model of the vehicles involved.
- If some one refuses to give their details, it is best to phone the police and let them deal with the matter.
- If possible, make a note of the exact time and location of the accident, the position of any witnesses and the direction of traffic. Make a note of the condition of the road surface, if skidding was involved. Try and draw a sketch to show the final positions of any vehicles involved. Take photos of the vehicles involved as evidence for your insurance claim.
- If there are any traffic cameras, then ensure that the details are provided to your insurance company.
- Contact Accident Advice Helpline to ensure that your injury claim in Symington is dealt with as quickly and reliably as possible. With over 13 years’ experience in providing personal injury compensation claims, they have handled thousands of claims just like yours and ensured that the victims have claimed their legal entitlement to compensation for their injury claim in Symington.
- With a helpline that is staffed by friendly and helpful advisers, you can call Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and they will answer your queries and give you no obligation advice about making an injury claim in Symington.
- As long as the accident wasn’t your fault and it occurred within the last 3 years, then why not go on line and take part in Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second test and find out if you are eligible to make an injury claim in Symington.
Date Published: 25th September 2013
Author: David Brown