What should you do if you’ve been involved in an accident as a moped or scooter rider?
You shouldn’t move until you’ve checked yourself for injuries. Back and neck injuries can be made worse by moving after the accident before medical help arrived.
Don’t remove your helmet unless you are having difficulty breathing. This would take over any concern about head or spinal injuries
Get someone at the scene to call 999 immediately.
Don’t try to move the bike and stay where you are as long as you are not in any further danger from moving traffic.
Check yourself for injuries, and remove any new or additional dangers.
If you are able to, gather as much information at the scene as you can, including witness details, photographs of the vehicles and their position on the road.
If you are unable to do that then ask someone to do it for you. Evidence at the scene is always crucial in proving fault and liability when presenting your claim.
All of our team are legally qualified ranging from Solicitors to Legal Executives, and all are also bikers. Some of our team are also APIL members https://www.apil.org.uk/ which helps to ensure that we are all up to date with leading case law on personal injury and compensation awards.
If you’ve been involved in an accident as a moped or scooter rider get in touch with us today and let us help.