The best way to handle yourself after a motorcycle crash – specialist injury lawyer Market Rasen
Obviously at the time of a motorcycle crash you will be more concerned with making sure that you and everyone else is safe to think about the repercussions of the incident and how to make sure that everything is sorted out legally. However, after the crash there will be a lot to sort out and you will need to know what to do so that you can deal with it legally and easily. If you are thinking of claiming compensation, then you will need to be even more thorough. Here are some of the steps to take after a motorcycle crash to ensure that everything that needs to be done is done.
Do Not Admit Fault
Whilst still at the scene of the accident it is critical that although you must speak to the other party, you do not get into a confrontation regarding whose fault the accident was. If you are stressed and upset following the accident then you may admit fault or simply apologise. This can make it difficult for you to claim compensation later as it can be used against you by the other party.
Contact The Police
Even if the accident was fairly minor and the emergency services were not called, it is still important that you report the incident to the police. Take all of the details you can remember about the crash down to the police station the next day, or call the police with the information. Having a police report of the incident will help you to make a compensation claim and is the law in the UK anyway.
Choose Your Injury Lawyer carefully
If you want to be sure of making a successful claim for compensation then you will want to choose your specialist injury lawyer Market Rasen as carefully as possible. After your accident you are sure to be swamped with offers from compensation claims companies, but you will want to be sure that your claims company has your best interests at heart. To find a great injury lawyer you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. The team at the helpline will work with you to decide whether you have a good case for compensation or not and if you do they will pass you onto a dedicated injury lawyer who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Accept An Offer You Are Comfortable With
Speak to your injury lawyer to find out what they think is a decent amount for you to get in compensation. If you think that you deserve more then let your lawyer know that and see if they will fight your corner for an amount that you are looking for. You can use the 30 second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website to find out how much you are likely to get as well.
Date Published: 14th October 2013
Author: David Brown