Nothing beats the feeling of riding your motorcycle on the open road. But in spite of your best plans, the road may still have traffic – or other hazards that cause your bike to crash; some situation could arise where all your skills can’t prevent an accident. There’s no need to panic if you do have an accident. You just have to know what to do. Follow these tips and you should be ok:
- Check yourself. Check for obvious signs of injury, bleeding, fractures and so on. See if your helmet is in place. Whether you are hurt or not, make sure to get off the road. If you’re unable to stand up, ask a passerby to help you. If you have anyone with you, see if they are ok as well.
- Call for help – whether it’s 911, friends or family – don’t delay that call. Don’t panic – stay calm till help arrives.
- If you’re relatively unhurt try to assess the damage to your bike. If it’s bad, don’t panic thinking how will I even sell my bike now? Relax. Take as many pictures as you can from different angles. Usually, photos taken with Smartphones contain metadata and GPS coordinates of the photo’s location. This will be useful later on so that you can locate the exact spot later if required.
- If you were involved in a collision with another vehicle, get their complete contact information. Check the phone number they give you by calling it immediately. This is especially important if you are not in your hometown or state.
- If there are people around who actually saw the whole thing happening, take down their contact info and their statements – it may come in handy later.
- Immediately call your insurance provider as well. Whether or not you may need them to pay the other party may be found at fault) make sure you inform them of the crash.
- If you don’t already have one, get yourself a motorcycle lawyer as soon as you can. This way, even if the matter gets dragged to the court, you have a lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of the case representing you.
- Even if you feel that you were at fault, do NOT, under any circumstances, admit it to anyone; remember you are not legally required to do so.
Of course, it goes without saying, that if you get injured you need to follow the doctor’s orders completely.
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