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What Should You Do After A Motorcycle Accident?

Almost 75% of motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle, usually a car. In most cases the lack of protective barriers between the motorcycle and the road, as well as the difficulty that other drivers have in seeing riders leaves them prone to injury in the event of an accident. So, what should you do after a motorcycle accident? Take a look…

Immediately afterward

Get to safety: move away from the roadway and out of the traffic, distancing yourself from fires, gas leaks and damaged structures. Check for injuries: if anyone needs medical attention you need to call 999 straightaway as serious injuries are not always easily identifiable. Stay calm: don’t get into arguments with others involved in the accident, assign blame or become hostile, and do obtain information from any willing witnesses. Call the police: their report will be vital in claiming insurance for your motorcycle and injuries as they will determine whether immediate legal action is needed. Stay at the scene: you need to remain on-site to be able to exchange insurance and contact information from all parties, to identify the vehicles involved by the make, model, and year of the vehicle, and to make written descriptions for the law enforcement officials. Take photos: pictures of the scene and the damage to vehicles provide evidence of the details of the accident, include information of the surroundings including road signs and buildings. Contact your motorcycle recovery experts: get your motorcycle quickly removed to a nearby facility without any fuss by your motorcycle recovery team

Dealing with the consequences

Contact your insurance company: provide all relevant information to ensure you get the correct compensation. Get in touch with an attorney: find a lawyer who specialises in motorcycle accident cases. Follow medical advice: take any prescribed medications and recommended therapies.

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