What to do after a motorbike accident
Whether it is because of increased speed, inexperience, or being under the influence, there are many reasons why a motorbike accident can happen. There is no doubt that being involved in a motorbike accident can be one of the scariest experiences you may have. However, if you find yourself in this type of situation, it’s better to be well-informed so that you will know what to do if it happens.
Should you call the police after a motorbike accident?
One of the first instincts that many people have when they find themselves involved in a motorbike accident is to panic. However, you should also consider who you need to call in this situation. If you have been in a motorbike collision where no one has been injured and there are no allegations of driving offences, it may not be necessary to call the police. The best thing to do in this scenario is to exchange details with whoever else has been involved. However, it is vital that you report the accident to the police if details could not be exchanged with the other party, if someone was injured at the scene, or if you believe the other person has committed a driving offence. By alerting the police when you are present at the scene of the accident, you will receive a police report after a police officer assesses the situation, which can be vital if you are going to make a claim for damages.
What information do you need following a motorbike accident?
When a motorbike accident has occurred, it is crucial that you gather information. This can include pictorial evidence and videos of the location of the accident as well as the state of the motorbikes and the people involved in the collision. It will also be useful to have a police report including any statements from witnesses as well as details of the date, time and location where it happened. Furthermore, any relevant medical records could be needed as well as the names and contact and insurance details of who you believe is responsible for the accident. All of this evidence can be used if you are making a motorbike accident claim later down the line.
When can you make a motorbike accident claim?
It can be difficult to know how soon you should make a motorbike accident claim after a motorbike collision occurs. Of course, it depends on how serious the situation is and how much harm has been caused. If you have been involved in a motorbike accident and no one has been seriously injured, it is wise to contact your insurance company on the same day to get started with a claim. However, it isn’t a good idea to leave it too long before contacting your insurance company to start the claims process as there is usually a three-year time limit in the UK which applies to motorbike accident claims (from the date the accident occurred).
How to make a claim following a motorbike accident
The process of making a motorbike accident claim can be stressful to do alone which is why the help of the professional team at Wafer Phillips Solicitors is crucial. As specialists in accident claims, we are dedicated to helping you make a claim if you have had a motorbike accident through no fault of your own. Whether it is by assisting you in getting any compensation related to your recovery or helping you wade through the sea of trauma that has been inflicted because of the accident, we will support you every step of the way.
We simplify the process of making a motorbike accident claim by working with you to collect relevant and essential information to assess your claim. By looking at evidence such as police reports, we will determine who is liable. Furthermore, by conducting a medical assessment or involving an independent medical advisor, we aim to get you back to your pre-accident self. Of course, we will then look at the compensation you are likely to receive and we will discuss this with the opposing party. If they refuse and make an unsuitable counter offer, the issue will be taken to court where a judge will decide on the level of compensation you should receive.
So, if you ever find yourself needing to make a motorbike accident claim, why not consider turning to Wafer Phillips Solicitors? With a pool of knowledge, advice and support, we are always keen to guide you through the process of making a claim.
Contact us via telephone on 0151 256 7898 or by email to find out more about how to get started with your claim.