What To Do If You Have A Motorcycle Accident

August 11th, 2015 | In: Infographic, Motorbike, Motorcycle Safety

No one wants to be involved in a motorcycle accident or any kind of accident for that matter but this doesn’t mean it isn’t something we shouldn’t think about and be cautious of.

So, we’ve put together a handy infographic to explain exactly what you need to do should you ever be involved in such an unfortunate event.

 

What to do if you have a motorcycle accident

What to do first?

Are you okay, how is your health? If you’re injured or are feeling unwell then make sure you seek medical assistance right away!

Being involved in an accident is something no one wants to experience but the most important thing is your well being. If you fear your health is in danger and have access to a phone or can see people near by then be sure to call for help!

If you’re okay then take the next steps…

 

Document every last details:

It’s extremely important to take notes at the scene of the accident. If you have everything written down along with photographic evidence (if possible) then this will help you considerably when you go to make a claim. You’ll have everything ready and organised in one place…after all you can’t go back to the scene!

Take photos of:

  • Your bike
  • Other vehicles involved
  • The surroundings
  • The setting
  • The road

Take notes of:

  • Damages to the vehicles involved
  • Injuries of those involved

Collect third party details:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact information
  • Number of passengers
  • Their insurer
  • You must also be able to provide the above information to anyone else involved

Witnesses:

It’s also a good idea to take the contact details of any witnesses present, this will help in investigating who is liable for the accident.

Police:

Are there any police present? If so take note of their badge number!

Liability:

You are not required to admit any liability, wrong doing or to make any payments…so don’t!

Report the accident:

Report the accident to your insurer as soon as you can and make sure you have your documentation to hand with all the necessary information such as your registration and reference number.

Are you a car driver?…Remember to always think bike!

  • At junctions
  • While changing lanes (check your blind spot)
  • When turning
  • When pulling away
  • While opening your car door

Compensation…what’s considered?

  • The severity of your injury
  • Expenses suffered due to injury
  • Damage to your vehicle or possessions
  • Duration of injury