Been involved in a motorbike accident? Need to make an injury claim in Tamworth?
Motorbike accidents can cause devastating injuries to the biker due to the lack of protection that a bike provides and the impact of the collision on the body.
If you have been involved in a motorbike accident as a rider, motorist or bystander, then follow our top tips to ensure you do the right thing when it matters most!
- Stay calm and try not to get angry or embroiled in an argument about who was to blame. By staying in control yourself, people around you may also remain calm.
- Ensure that witnesses to the accident remain at the scene until the police or emergency services attend. They may be able to give key information about the impact and cause of the collision.
- Ensure that the scene is safe. Turn off engines and switch on hazard lights and use warning triangles where possible.
- If you were involved in the collision, ensure that you stay at the scene as leaving is an offence.
- Contact the emergency services and give them the details of the location of the accident and the number of casualties involved.
- Provide your details to other parties such as insurance provider, name of registered keeper, your name, address, contact details, colour, make, model and registration number of vehicle. It is a legal requirement to provide these details as soon as possible after an accident.
- Try and document the accident for future reference. Sketch the final positions of the vehicles involved and note the time, weather conditions and road conditions.
- Use a mobile phone to take photos of the scene
When a biker is injured
If a biker is injured as a result of an accident, then it is vital that certain points are carried out to avoid the risk of further injury.
- Never take off his or her helmet. It is dangerous to remove it as you do not know if they have suffered head injuries. Leave the helmet on unless the rider has stopped breathing or gone into cardiac arrest. If this is the case, very carefully remove the helmet and begin CPR; CPR overrides any concerns relating to spinal or head injuries.
- If you are involved in a motorbike accident, then assess the situation first for any dangers, or you could put yourself at risk.
- Check the injured for a response and reassure them until the emergency services arrive.
- If a rider is unconscious, ensure their Airway is clear, that they are Breathing and check their Circulation. Remember A B C!
Your injury claim in Tamworth
If you, or someone you know, has suffered a personal injury as a result of a motorbike accident that wasn’t their fault and occurred within the last 3 years, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury claim in Tamworth.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for no obligation advice or go on line and take part in their unique 30 second on line test! Your injury claim in Tamworth could be waiting for you!
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: David Brown