What do I do after a motorcycle accident?

Man on the floor in a motorcycle accident with a carAny road accident can be devastating, and as a motorcyclist, the results of a road accident can be particularly severe. In 2013, statistics from the government’s Department for Transport showed that compared to car drivers, motorcyclists were five times more likely to be injured and 57 times more likely to have a fatal accident. Furthermore, recent research shows that although the number of motorcycle casualties* decreased by 6% between 2016 and 2017, the number of fatal accidents increased by 349 (9%). Because of statistics like these, we always stress that it’s vital for motorcyclists (and other motorists) to stay safe.

  • Casualty: a person killed or injured in a reported accident on a public road
  • Motorcycles: any two-wheel motor vehicle, including mopeds, motor scooters and motor cycle combinations

If, however, you were involved in a motorcycle accident and you want to claim compensation, you’ll need Romain Coleman solicitors by your side. We are professional motorcycle accident claims solicitors in London who are determined to help you get the motorcycle accident compensation you deserve.

What do I do after a motorcycle accident?

If possible, the first thing you should do once an accident has occurred is to contact the police. The police can create an impartial third-party report that you can take to your insurance company. You should also get checked out by a doctor and be treated for any injuries.

After the accident, it’s important to make your claim as soon as you can by contacting your insurer and a lawyer. It is vital to remain silent on the matter because if you admit liability (even if it wasn’t your fault) or offer to pay for the other person’s damages, it could impact your insurance payout. Before you begin the claims process, you should gather the necessary information needed to make a road accident claim.

What information is needed for a motorcycle injury claim?

It is essential that you have the necessary information about the accident to make a successful motorcycle injury claim. Providing your insurer and us with as much information as you can will minimise any hassle and make the claiming process much easier. The necessary information includes:

  • Registration number of other vehicles involved
  • Names and contact details of other motorists, passengers and witnesses. Note that road users are obliged to share this information, as well as their insurance details
  • A detailed explanation of what happened, when (date and time) it happened and where the accident took place. Try to include the road or weather conditions.
  • Photos of the aftermath.
  • The injuries you have received and how it has affected your daily life.

It is crucial that we understand the circumstances of your accident in detail as this will help us to be clear about the prospects of your claim. Regarding the injuries you have received, a doctor report that explains your injuries is the ideal form of proof. If needed, we can arrange a medical examination for you at a convenient time and location for you.

The difference between insurance company solicitors and us

When you go to your insurance company to make a compensation claim, the insurance company can provide you with a claims solicitor. It’s essential to realise that you don’t need to use the solicitors provided to you by your insurance company. Numerous insurance companies get their claims solicitors from law firms that operate a large number of cases and aren’t likely to give your case the attention that it deserves. Also, while a qualified claims solicitor should always supervise your case, it’s common for a non-qualified caseworker to manage the day-to-day handling of your claim.

This is why you need professional personal injury solicitors that will work in your best interest to support your case. We will work with you to understand your accident and to explain all the options that are available to you to help you move forward with your claim.

The motorcycle accident solicitors you need

People involved in road accidents typically suffer from mental trauma and stress as well as physical injuries. It’s also common for them to experience a loss in earnings if they’ve missed or had to give up work as a result of their injuries. These factors make life more stressful than it should be, which is why we ensure that a claims process with us is as stress-free as possible. At Romain Coleman, we have many years of experience in dealing with motorcycle accident claims, and we’ll fight your case to make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve. The compensation you receive should get you through your recovery, pay for bike repairs and cover any associated current and ongoing healthcare costs.

As members of the British Bikers Association, these types of cases are familiar to us. Our understanding of motorcycles and its culture also means that we also understand your position and your claim, much more than many other firms.

Our team of qualified motorcycle injury solicitors will walk you through the claims process to ensure that you know how it works, and get the best compensation possible for you. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your accident, without all the legal jargon and free of any obligations.

If you or a family member have been involved in a motorcycle accident, call Romain Coleman today on 0208 520 4555.

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