Follow our guide to dealing with a motorcycle accident in Temple
Motorcycles offer a fast and exciting way of getting around and exploring the beautiful countryside. Many motorcyclists upgrade their bikes in order to enjoy a more powerful and thrilling ride. However, safe riding is down to more than just experience and common sense.
Keeping safe on the road
- Always wear an approved safety helmet that is a good fit and buy it from a reputable dealer, as there are many fakes on the market.
- Wear sensible biking boots that enable you to change gear easily and don’t risk your stability whilst riding.
- Wear leather clothing to ensure that you don’t lose a layer of skin if you should fall off. Road rash can be very painful.
- Maintain your bike and carry out routine checks for performance and safety.
- Take up any offers of training that are part of the package if you buy your motorbike from a dealership.
- Maintain a safe road position whilst biking.
- Don’t weave between stationary vehicles or in a line of traffic, as this can distract other motorists and cause collisions.
- Don’t be tempted to ride a bike that is more powerful than you can handle.
- Remember that experience takes time to acquire and can make biking a more enjoyable pastime.
At the scene of an accident
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a motorcycle accident, then consider the following points:
- It is your legal duty and responsibility to stop at the scene, whether or not you caused the accident or are injured.
- Assess the situation and call the emergency services.
- Reassure any casualties and offer first aid.
- Never remove the helmet of a motorcyclist unless they stop breathing or have a cardiac arrest. Then, carefully remove the helmet and perform CPR until help arrives.
- Ask a bystander to direct the traffic, if it is safe to do so.
- Ensure that any witnesses provide their contact details and provide information about the accident to the emergency services
- Exchange contact and insurance details with the other parties involved in the accident. This is a legal requirement.
Making your injury claim
If you or someone you know has suffered a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault and sustained an injury as a result, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using injury lawyers in Temple.
Call the experts at Accident Advice Helpline to provide you with up-to-date and relevant advice about making a claim for compensation following an accident that wasn’t your fault using our injury lawyers in Temple. Our injury lawyers in Temple can process your claim on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Why not go online and take the claims challenge with a unique 30-second online test? Alternatively give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 after a motorcycle accident in Temple.
Date Published: 16th November 2013
Author: David Brown