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What to Do After a Motorbike Crash: A UK Rider’s Survival Guide

Crucial steps to take after a UK motorbike crash. Your safety and legal rights matter.

Experiencing a motorbike crash in the UK can be a harrowing ordeal, leaving riders disoriented and unsure of the next steps. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the crucial actions to take after a motorcycle accident, ensuring your safety, legal rights, and well-being are protected. We will also highlight how you can start a road traffic accident claim.

Prioritising Safety and Seeking Medical Attention

The immediate aftermath of a motorbike crash demands a focus on safety. If you’re able to move, assess yourself for injuries. Even if you feel fine, seeking medical attention is vital. Adrenaline can mask pain, and internal injuries might not be immediately apparent. Dial 999 for emergency services if you or anyone involved is seriously injured. If possible, move to a safe location away from traffic.

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Documenting the Scene and Gathering Evidence

While at the scene, gather as much evidence as possible. If you have a smartphone, take photos of the accident scene, including the position of the vehicles, damage sustained, skid marks, and any road signs or signals. Note down the details of any witnesses present, including their names and contact information. This information could be crucial for insurance claims or legal proceedings.

Reporting the Accident to the Authorities

In the UK, it’s mandatory to report any road traffic accident to the police if it results in injury, death, or significant damage to property. Failing to report an accident can lead to legal consequences. When reporting, provide accurate details about the accident, including the location, time, and parties involved.

Understanding Your Legal Rights and Seeking Legal Counsel

After a motorbike crash, it’s essential to understand your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries, property damage, lost wages, and other expenses. Seeking legal counsel from a solicitor specialising in personal injury claims can be immensely helpful. They can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure you receive fair compensation.

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Dealing with Insurance Companies and Making a Claim

Dealing with insurance companies after a motorcycle accident can be a complex process. It’s advisable to consult with your solicitor before communicating with insurers. Provide accurate and detailed information about the accident when making a claim. Keep records of all communication with the insurance company, including emails, letters, and phone calls.

Recovering from Physical and Emotional Trauma

Recovering from a motorbike crash involves more than just physical healing. The emotional impact can be significant, leading to anxiety, stress, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Seeking support from friends, family, or a therapist can be beneficial. Joining support groups for accident survivors can also provide a sense of community and understanding.

Making a Road Traffic Accident Claim with National Claims

At National Claims, we understand the profound impact that road traffic accidents can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, whether it be due to fatigue, distraction, or recklessness, we are here to help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

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We recognise that every road traffic accident case is unique, and we’re here to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your specific situation. During this consultation, we’ll listen attentively to your experience, gather relevant details about the accident, and assess the potential strength of your claim.

Our team will then connect you with a qualified solicitor from our panel who specialises in road traffic accident claims, ensuring that you receive the expert legal representation needed to pursue your case effectively.

*Customers pay up to 25% (incl. VAT) of the amount recovered towards solicitor costs and if you cancel outside your cooling off period, you may be charged a fee.

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