23/05/2019 0 Comments
Motorbike Accident Claims: The facts
As we have been at pains to emphasis on recent blogs, motorcyclists are over-represented in collision statistics.
The data seems to defy logic. Motorcyclists make up only 2% of road users yet they still make up 10% of all road deaths on Irish roads.
We have mentioned this before, but this sobering set of figures bears repeating.
However, as large as these figures are, they only tell half the story. Fatality information leaves out the high-number of road traffic collisions that don't result in a death. And it’s these types of accidents we’d like to discuss today. Specifically we’d like to discuss the facts on how to process a motorcycle accident claim.*
What the motorcyclist should do in the immediate aftermath of an accident
Seek medical attention. Yep, it seems obvious, but you’d be surprised about the number of accidents where medical attention isn’t sought. The post-accident shock has a potent painkilling effect, meaning a motorcyclist may not be aware of the extent of their injuries until a few hours after the accident.
If possible, you should gather the details of the other vehicle involved in the collision, including all insurance information and the vehicles’ registration number.
This also extends to the driver of the other vehicle. Their personal information should be collected and stored immediately after the accident.
The Gardaí should be informed of the accident as soon as possible. Even a seemingly minor accident should be reported. Once the Gardaí are involved, a report will be filed. This report could very well prove to be a crucial piece of evidence if you decide to pursue a motorcycle accident claim.
How to Begin the motorcycle Claim Procedure
After the accident, it’s imperative that you speak to a specialist motorcycle accident solicitor.* We have been representing motorists injured in road traffic accidents for years. Our specialist legal expertise means we make the process of making a claim* as simple as possible; while making sure our clients get the legal redress* they deserve.
Making a motorcycle accident claim* shouldn’t be a complex or time-consuming process. As solicitors and motorcycle enthusiasts, we’re passionate about making Irish roads safer for motorcyclists; and streamlining the accident claim* procedure.
For more information on Motorcycle claims, please visit our Motorcycle Claims page.