Know Your Legal Rights – Motorbike Accidents

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident whilst riding and someone is injured, damage occurs to another vehicle or property or an animal is injured or killed, you must;

– Stop and remain at the scene for a reasonable period;

– Give your vehicle and personal details ie registration number of vehicle, name and address and details of the vehicle owner, if different, to anyone who has reasonable grounds for requesting these details.

If you do not give your details at the time of accident, you should report the accident to the Police as soon as is reasonable and, in any case, within 24 hours

In cases of injury to another person, you must also produce your insurance certificate at the scene, if required to do so by anyone with reasonable grounds. If you do not, you must report the accident to the Police as soon as is possible and, in any case, within 24 hours, produce your insurance certificate to the Police within 7 days

You should also report any accident to your insurance company as soon as is reasonable to do so. All Police Forces tend to perform breathalyser tests after a serious road accident. Refusing a breathalyzer test is an offence that carries serious penalties. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call the BMF Biker Legal Line on 08000 856 243.

Make sure you get the names and address of witnesses, details of vehicles and people involved, and report the accident to the police.

If you are in any doubt whatsoever in regard to a motorcycle accident then seek legal advice.