What Should I Do If I Have A Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents are typically unique in the road traffic accident class in that they have several characteristics which need to be accounted for. Accidents including right of way, involving frequent overtaking, motorcyclists using more passing opportunities and loss of control on bends.
Increases in sales of scooters and motorcycle have caused an increase in deaths and serious injuries caused to riders. Scooters have seen a 25% rise in sales in 2006 compared with level sales of motorcycles
Worldwide it is believed that more than 50% of the motorcycle accidents occur due to non sighting of the motorcycle by the other motorist or the motorist failing to yield way to the passing motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents are caused mostly by negligence, defective products and unsafe or semi-motorable roadways.
A motorcycle accident like any other accident occurs suddenly and unexpectedly and is not really controllable. In cases of serious injuries nothing much can be accomplished by way of observation or inference due to preoccupation with pain in the circumstances. However, a few essentials are to be kept in mind for post-accident benefits:
In the event that you are not seriously injured and your movement is not restricted, try to know and note the other motoristís details like motor vehicle number, type, name of the driver, address, phone number, driving license number and any other relevant information. Also try and note any visual information like the type of vehicle, color, dents etc. Try to get a few names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses. Always inform the police with the complete information and details you have and co-operate.
In case of any pain or visual injuries always request medical attention without delay setting to rest, any doubts later that whether the injuries were actually caused by the accident. Photograph the wounds if possible, and archive them along with all medical expense bills and medical reports.
Try and go back to the accident site. There is a probability that you may find more evidence there. Take a witness along and try to get some photographs of the evidence. Take care to note down what you found at the site, it will help in substantiating your claims later.
Gather the information together, analyze it and try to assess if you were at fault. Be honest and talk to your accident solicitor about it.
Take his help before you fill out any documents or sign any or giving your statement. Get the best lawyer you can find and take his help to assist in court proceedings and getting your claims against your motorcycle accident.
Article Source: http://www.redsofts.com/articles/
Julian Hall is the Director of Claims
Personal injury Claim,
Motor Cycle Accident Claims Specialists
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