If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, please immediately refer to the following five steps:
- Get out of traffic.
- Keep your helmet on.
- Call 911 Emergency Services.
- Record visual and verbal evidence.
- Seek medical attention.
Step One: Get Out of TrafficAfter an accident, get yourself and your passenger safely out of traffic. Remain calm. If severely injured, lie still and do not force your way up.
Step Two: Keep Your Helmet OnWhile you might want to take your helmet off, it’s essential to keep your gear on after an accident. Keep your helmet on until a medical professional examines you—this can stop you from making injuries worse. Even if you don’t think you’re injured. That’s because shock and adrenaline may numb any severe injuries.
Step Three: Call 911 Emergency ServicesAlways make sure to call 911 emergency services once you’re out of the way of traffic. Trained first responders can quickly assess if you have experienced injuries from one impact or multiple impacts and effectively communicate this to law enforcement and medical professionals. (Many first responders are trained to help two-wheel trauma victims).Please communicate to the police at the scene to best assess the immediate details of the accident. Please identify any vehicles involved. Please stay calm and collaborative.
Step Four: Record visual and verbal evidenceIf you’re able to record, photograph, and video the motorcycle accident scene digitally: review your surroundings; photograph the license plates of all vehicles involved; photograph or video capture the immediate area, your property, your injuries, street signs, skid markings, property damage, and first responder and police vehicle identification.You may include things like:
- Verbal notes – what you or others say to each other or to the police.
- Videos – any recording of the accident, especially from helmet cams, GoPros, and mobile dashboard devices. (Useful equipment to add to your motorcycle).
- Photos – pictures of the scene and damages.
- Photograph identification cards, licenses, insurance cards, and any information needed to contact those involved.
- Police reports about the accident.
- Witness statements and related contact information.
Step Five: Seek Medical attentionAfter an accident, make sure you see a doctor—even if you don’t think you’re injured. To make sure that you’re able to get on the path to recovery as soon as possible, a doctor will probably check for:
- Head injuries, like concussions
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries or internal bleeding
- External injuries, like cuts, scrapes, or abrasions
- Whether you’ll need physical therapy
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