Steps to take after an accident
Being involved in a motorbike accident can be a traumatic experience. With less protection than car users, bikers are at a higher risk of sustaining serious injuries.
If you ever become involved in an accident that was not your fault, where you are injured by a careless driver or hurt as a result of poor road conditions, there are a number of steps to follow to keep the process straightforward and protect your motorbike compensation claim.
What should I do after my motorbike accident?
Your first priority after a motorbike accident should be to make sure that everyone is okay. Once you have checked for injuries, you must then get in contact with the emergency services.
After you have completed these two essential tasks, there are a few other steps to follow which can help the police and ambulance service as well as Linder Myers should you choose to pursue a motorbike compensation claim:
- Preserve the scene: Don’t attempt to move your bike and advise other drivers to keep their vehicle stationary. It may not be safe to move vehicles and preserving the scene can also help the police with their investigations.
- Talk with the emergency services: When the emergency services arrive at the scene of the motorbike accident, you should give a full report to the police. Make sure that you don’t speak with anyone else apart from the police and steer clear of admitting fault. At this point, you can also get medical attention from the ambulance service. Remember; ask the police for a copy of their report as this crucial evidence can help Linder Myers as they handle your motorcycle accident claim.
- Swap insurance details: If you are involved in a road traffic accident, make sure that you swap details with the parties involved in the collision. Try to find out the insurance provider of the drivers as well as the name, phone and address of all drivers and passengers. You should also jot down the make, model and license plate numbers of any vehicles.
- Record details of your motorbike accident: Take photos of any damage to yourself or your bike on your camera or smartphone, and try to note down information about the location and driving conditions. Take the images and jot down the information as soon as possible, as these details can act as valuable evidence during a motorbike accident claim.
- Inform your insurance company: Let your insurance provider know that you have been involved in an accident on the road. Make sure that you provide them with all the information you have collected. However, avoid recording a full statement over the phone as this can be used against you during a claims process.
- Don’t fix your bike: You may be tempted to get your bike fixed right after a motorbike accident. However, the authorities will consider its condition as evidence along with the clothes you were wearing. Therefore, try to hold off getting your bike repaired so that the police can adequately investigate the incident, which in turn can help during a subsequent compensation claim.
- Start a claim: If you have suffered from health or financial hardship as a result of your motorbike accident, get in contact with Linder Myers. Our dedicated motorbike accident solicitor will be able to handle your case to make sure that you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Submit your details in the enquiry form and we’ll call you within two working hours to discuss the options available to you.
A range of funding options are available to help you pursue your claim, including no-win no-fee arrangements, designed to help you pursue your case without risk or cost.
Our personal injury lawyers will always advise what is best for you, contact a member of our team on 0161 832 6972 or email a summary of your claim, with your contact details, to firstname.lastname@example.org.