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What to do when you’ve been knocked off your motorbike

Learn the steps you should take following a motorbike accident

If you’ve been knocked off your motorbike and been involved in a road traffic accident, it can be a scary and disorienting experience. The shock of the impact, combined with the adrenaline rush, can make it difficult to know what to do next. However, taking certain steps in the aftermath of an accident can make all the difference in ensuring your safety, as well as protecting your legal rights. 

In this article, we’ll discuss what to do when you’ve been knocked off your motorbike and answer some common questions you may have.

Can I Claim if I Get Knocked Off my Bike?

One of the first questions you may have after being knocked off your motorbike is whether or not you can make a claim. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and any damage to your bike. However, it’s important to remember that making a claim can be a complex process and it’s advisable to seek the help from us at National Claims.

If you’re considering making a claim, there are certain steps you should take to ensure you have the best chance of success. These include:

Gather Evidence

As soon as possible after the accident, try to gather as much evidence as you can. This may include taking photos of the scene, collecting witness statements, and keeping a record of any medical treatment you receive. The more evidence you have to support your claim, the stronger your case will be.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not become apparent until several hours or even days after the accident. By seeking medical attention early on, you’ll be able to get the treatment you need and have a record of your injuries to support your claim.

Contact National Claims

If you’re considering making a claim, it’s important to seek the help one of our claims specialists. They’ll be able to explain your rights and help you navigate the complex legal process.

Should I Report Being Knocked Off my Bike?

Another question you may have is whether or not you should report the accident to the police. In general, it’s advisable to report any accident involving a motor vehicle to the police, as this will create an official record of the incident.

If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, reporting it to the police can also help to support your claim. The police will gather evidence and take witness statements, which can be used as evidence in court.

Even if the accident was minor and you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured, it’s still a good idea to report it to the police. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not become apparent until several hours or even days after the accident. By reporting the accident to the police, you’ll have an official record of the incident and any injuries you may have sustained.

What to Do When You’ve Been Knocked Off Your Motorbike

So, what should you do if you’ve been knocked off your motorbike? Here are some steps you can take to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights:

Stay Calm

The first and most important thing to do is to stay calm. Take a deep breath and try to remain composed. This will help you to think clearly and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety.

Assess Your Injuries

Check yourself for injuries and assess the severity of any injuries you may have sustained. If you’re seriously injured, call for an ambulance immediately. Even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured, it’s still a good idea to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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What Injury Can You Get from Falling off a Motorcycle?

Falling off a motorcycle can result in a range of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, and spinal injuries. The severity of the injury will depend on a number of factors, including the speed at which the motorcycle was travelling and the nature of the impact.

Some of the most common injuries that can occur when falling off a motorcycle include:

Road Rash

Road rash is a common injury that occurs when the skin is scraped along the road surface during an accident. It can range from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious injuries that require medical attention.

Fractures

Fractures are a common injury that can occur when falling off a motorcycle. They can range from minor hairline fractures to more serious compound fractures that require surgery.

Head Injuries

Head injuries are a serious concern when falling off a motorcycle, as they can result in long-term damage or even death. It’s important to wear a helmet at all times when riding a motorcycle to protect your head in the event of an accident.

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can also occur when falling off a motorcycle. These injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more serious injuries that result in paralysis.

Conclusion

If you’ve been knocked off your motorbike, it’s important to stay calm and take the necessary steps to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, gather evidence to support your claim, and consider seeking the help of a qualified legal professional. 

By taking these steps, you’ll be able to get the treatment you need and have the best chance of success in making a claim. And remember, always wear a helmet and take precautions when riding a motorcycle to reduce the risk of injury in the first place.

Contact us today at National Claims for further information regarding starting your motorbike accident claim.

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