Personal Injury Motor Cycling Accidents

Motor Cycling Accidents

What To do, What Not To Do

There are old bikers and there are bold bikers, but there are no old, bold bikers.

Evel Knievel

Motor Cycling Accidents

According to the Road Safety Authority (RSA), motor cyclists represent less than 2% of vehicles but over 10% of road accidents.

The lack of a protective shell combined with high speeds means that motor cyclists are uniquely vulnerable.

WHAT TO DO

If possible, stay calm and obtain the following information from the other driver:

  • Other Party name and address
  • Registration details
  • Insurance details

DO

  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident
  • Obtain the name and address of any witnesses
  • Attend the hospital or your GP as soon as possible
  • Call the Gardaí or report the accident to your local Garda Station
  • Phone a friend. Often you will not be in a position to obtain information or take photographs. Therefore, it is vital that you phone a friend and ask them to help you gather all of the information.

The RSA has issued the top ten safety tips and safety gear for motor cyclists. Please see www.rsa.safety.ie/safetytips .

DO NOT

Admit liability

Make a statement to the Gardaí unless you have taken legal advice in advance of making the statement.

John Griffin

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