Surviving a motorbike crash
Although a motorcycle crash is dangerous and can result in a whiplash injury in Blantyre, serious spinal or head injuries or even death, there are some things that you can do to prevent being badly injured or killed. Any time you are out on the road on a motorbike you risk being involved in a crash even if you are a safe driver.
Inclement weather conditions or even the negligence of another driver could cause a crash which is not your fault, but as long as you have the proper precautions in place you should be safer. Here are some tips for surviving a crash.
Always wear a helmet and protective safety gear
A helmet is your best chance of avoiding fatal injuries, as it protects your head – the most vulnerable part of your body in this type of accident. Make sure that your helmet is up to standard by purchasing one from a legitimate store and doing your research in advance to know what you are looking for. On top of this you should be wearing thick trousers and a thick jacket which will pad your fall. Gloves can also be helpful in any accident.
Drive carefully and be focused
Even if an accident is not your fault, you can contribute to your injuries if you are driving too fast or not paying proper attention. Ensure that you are always aware of what is around you, watching the road carefully and looking out for potential hazards ahead of you. Even if the road seems fairly clear, don’t be tempted to move too quickly or stop paying attention. Stick to well lit roads, and take extra precaution if the weather is bad.
Avoid other accidents
One of the ways you can be injured on your bike is if you ride too close to another accident. If you see an accident up ahead avoid it at all costs, even if this means riding out of your way. Just because your bike is small enough to fit through certain situations easily, doesn’t mean that you should take the risk.
When to file a claim for whiplash injury in Blantyre or other injuries
If you are involved in a motorbike crash which was the fault of someone else, you should be able to claim for damage to your bike through the other driver’s insurance, and get help to claim for compensation with an organisation such as Accident Advice Helpline.
You should make a police report and get a medical assessment which proves your whiplash injury in Blantyre and then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what happened and how to make a claim for your whiplash injury in Blantyre. The team will talk you through the claims process and ensure that you get the help you need to make a start on your claim, including passing you over to an experienced in house injury lawyer.
Date Published: 1st May 2014
Author: David Brown