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Driving or riding a bike is one of the greatest joys of life but if not careful it could be the greatest regret of your life as well. However, accidents happen due to the carelessness of riders and other drivers on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists make up to 14% of the road fatalities in 2017 and total annual motorcycle fatalities are 5,172. More than 50% of motorcyclists who are involved in accidents do not have insurance to cover their losses. To know more about motorcycle accident lawyers, learn more here

The drivers fail to judge the speed and distance of other vehicles and end up colliding with one another. The main exercise on the road for drivers is to evaluate their speed and distance as well as others’ and make small but effective decisions to prevent any collision. Motorcyclists are often too fast and appear so small that heavy vehicle drivers are not able to see them properly and this negligent behavior causes crashes.

Reckless driving, especially at junctions, leads to accidents. Drivers need to maintain distance and lower the speed at junction points and busy areas. Another leading cause of an accident is when vehicles enter into motorcyclists’ lane for passing. This sudden entry causes panic in the cyclist’s lane and two-wheel motorcycles lose their balance and slam into other vehicles.

Here are some of the suggestion’s motorcyclists should do after an accident:
  • 1. Safety first! Do not move or try to remove the helmet instantly, this could cause strain on the neck and shoulders. Lie down on the ground till you are fully conscious.
  • 2. Call for an ambulance, you may think you do not need medical assistance but it is strongly advised to get checked.
  • 3. Call the police. You need to take legal action against the incident. As the accident is fresh in your mind it is encouraged to call the cops on the accident site so they could get statements from witnesses and could have firsthand experience of the incident.
  • 4. Collect the information from the eyewitnesses and get your lawyer involved. Get to know all the perspectives of your accident and link them in your favor.
  • 5. Remember all the small details about your bike’s condition, road condition, weather, amount of light, etc.
  • 6. Remember all the possible details of the vehicle that crashed into you. The vehicle number, color, condition, etc.
  • 7. Never take law in your hands. Do not turn the heated argument into a physical fight. Such actions have a negative impact on your case. Let the cops handle the matter.
  • 8. Calculate the damages this accident has caused you which you want to recover from the other party. The physical damage to the bike, the medical bills, damage to your clothes and even psychological damage recovery.
  • 9. It is unnatural of both the parties to apologize instantly. Every word uttered from your mouth in front of the legal authorities has legal consequences. In an accident it is not always one person responsible, all parties have their fair share in this mess so it is unwise to take all the blame on yourself. It is highly recommended not to apologize first and call for a legal attorney and the police.