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Insurance Advice: What should I do following an accident?

If you're ever unlucky enough to find yourself in an accident with your bike you'll have a lot of questions flying through your head. MCN Compare have taken some of the most frequently asked questions and answered them here for you; to help take some of the mystery our of insurance. • SafetyStay calm and consider your immediate safety. Get out of the...

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Bebobobob

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Bebobobob says:

Or

Lie about your lack of paying attention, change your story a lot, smile for the cameras on your way to the coroners and expect to get a few points for causing death by dangerous driving

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Homer40

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Homer40 says:

To be honest...

.....Who the f*ck is going to start drawing and sketching after an accident, you will have enough trouble holding the pencil let alone draw anything. Also, to the above point....I have to agree having read the stoey yesterday about the stupid woman who thought it was funny to cause the death of a fellow biker and then smile like a cheshire cat on her way to court.

Special Constable.....she certainly is Special, Special fucking needs more like.

However i am not suprised one bit, one rule for them and another for everyone else, has been the mantra of all law enforcement since Sir Robert Peel.

As for her being a Lesbian, again not suprising, there are a lot of them within law enforcement both Police and Prisons.

 

 

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inspector gadget

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'Biker Down!' courses

Riders in the Bucks and Milton Keynes area can take advantage of a free 'Biker Down! course which teaches you how to manage the scene of a crash and also basic first aid.

For more info, please see our Facebook page 'Biker Down Bucks & Milton Keynes', or contact Keith Wheeler, Bucks Fire & Rescue Service via email kwheeler@bucksfire.gov.uk

This course has just been set up and nearly 100 riders have booked already, so we must be doing something right! Similar 'Biker Down!' courses are available around the country, see the 'Biker Down UK' Facebook page for details of courses in your area.

Cheers

Keith

 

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Normally you'd lie on the ground and bleed

While some red faced cager shrieks that you came out of nowhere doing 150mph on the back wheel, or just drives away laughing, because it's only a fucking biker, innit, was asking for it.

If you've been taken out and are compos mentis then stay down and get an ambulance and Plod attendance, if only to limit the "My five cousins were all in the car and they've all got whiplash, oooh, owww" claims.

But before they arrive, ask any friendly witnesses to write down their details and secrete them on your person, because Plod have a tendency to stop them talking to you and have even been known to steal details and refuse to disclose them.

Oh, and much as I detest legals, keep the number of a specialist bike solictor in your phone and use it from the scene.  Or just ask Plod to call one for you, they'll be selling your details on to them anyway.

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sar02

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sar02 says:

When i had my accident on my sv650 caused by a car sideswiping me i had no idea what was to happen. First off the car insurers asked for the bike to be assesed for damage and sent along a firm that deals in this, they took the bike away to do there checks, BE WARNED, when this happens and as in my case they scrap the bike as repairs cost more than the bike was worth, you loose all access to the bike so the Corbin seat and all my personal tools under it were lost, if i had realised what was in store i would have replaced the Corbin with the stock seat and removed the tools and my givi rack.

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zoobaz

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zoobaz says:

@Rogerborg

Hi Rogerborg,

your comment re "Plod have a tendency to stop them talking to you and have even been known to steal details and refuse to disclose them" is spot on - let me tell you how nottingham police treated me;

a few years ago i was waiting at the traffic lights on my new XJR1300, lights on and wearing a flouro yellow tabbard, when some guy in  a Corsa went into the back of me. I was shook up but didn't drop the bike. I put it on it's stand and made a note of his reg number and went round to him (he was still sat in the car) - I was polite to him and asked him if he was ok?. He sat there and told me another car had cut him up and caused him to switch lanes and colide with me while I was stationary... I told him not to worry and insurance would sort it and told him to park in a nearby busstop and we'd sort insurance and contact details etc.

but as soon as I started to push my bike to the side of the road he just drove off as fast as he could!

another car gave me their details as a witness. I went straight to the police station and provided the reg numbers and told them what had happened, a few days later a copper from Carlton Police station called me and told me the car was registered to a local  woman, they'd been to see her and her husband wasn't insured for the car. the husband had said "oh yes I saw that happen right in front of us the other night - a car exactly the same make and model as ours hit that biker and drove off - the biker must have taken our number by mistake"

no way did I take the wrong number - it was the first thing I did! The Police said it was my mistake and refused to take the case any further, and wouldn't return the reg number details I'd provided to them .So this wretched little car driving uninsured idiot managed to lie his way out of it and get off scot free!!

my advice to you all - make sure the police attend the scene and keep copies of all the details you take!

And don't trust Nottingham Police as far as you can blow them!

Cheers,

Baz

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zoobaz

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zoobaz says:

@Rogerborg

Hi Rogerborg,

your comment re "Plod have a tendency to stop them talking to you and have even been known to steal details and refuse to disclose them" is spot on - let me tell you how nottingham police treated me;

a few years ago i was waiting at the traffic lights on my new XJR1300, lights on and wearing a flouro yellow tabbard, when some guy in  a Corsa went into the back of me. I was shook up but didn't drop the bike. I put it on it's stand and made a note of his reg number and went round to him (he was still sat in the car) - I was polite to him and asked him if he was ok?. He sat there and told me another car had cut him up and caused him to switch lanes and colide with me while I was stationary... I told him not to worry and insurance would sort it and told him to park in a nearby busstop and we'd sort insurance and contact details etc.

but as soon as I started to push my bike to the side of the road he just drove off as fast as he could!

another car gave me their details as a witness. I went straight to the police station and provided the reg numbers and told them what had happened, a few days later a copper from Carlton Police station called me and told me the car was registered to a local  woman, they'd been to see her and her husband wasn't insured for the car. the husband had said "oh yes I saw that happen right in front of us the other night - a car exactly the same make and model as ours hit that biker and drove off - the biker must have taken our number by mistake"

no way did I take the wrong number - it was the first thing I did! The Police said it was my mistake and refused to take the case any further, and wouldn't return the reg number details I'd provided to them .So this wretched little car driving uninsured idiot managed to lie his way out of it and get off scot free!!

my advice to you all - make sure the police attend the scene and keep copies of all the details you take!

And don't trust Nottingham Police as far as you can blow them!

Cheers,

Baz

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

In a serious bike smash you will be on the ground in agony and either conscious or unconscious, thinking I hope I don't die. You will not be getting up taking photos and making notes I can tell you.

Hope and pray you don't get robbed or your bike stolen while your down. Tell everyone not to remove your lid if you are able to speak, until paramedics arrive. Don't sign anything especially from the police at the scene !!!!!

 

 

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

Like when my mate and his brother were knocked off their bikes in North Wales by a black BMW 5 series that did not stop. A copper tried to get my mate to sign a statement inside the ambulance which he had not even verbally dictated. The owners of the BMW refused to admit is was one of their cars. I cannot really say much more apart from it was eventually settled out of court.

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krustchoff

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krustchoff says:

after accident

dont let the insurance company take the bike till you have firm offer guy APPEARS AT MY DOOR hear to pick up the bike sir, i told him that he cant take the bike until i get firm offer of repair or disposal. he took a couple pictures and off he went.next day i get the offer in post wich i was very happy with and they came back 2 days later and lifted the bike but i got the hugger,new renthal gold chain and steel lines off and replace with the rubber ones. result

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