A Crash Course for Bikers
May 2022 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and our motorcycle accident attorneys in Texas are devoted to helping the public recognize and curb the dangers bikers face not just this month, but year-round.
This educational course is designed for all riders to learn what to do in the first 5-30 minutes after a fellow biker has fallen on the road until professional help arrives.
Practical Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident in Texas
Immediately after a motorcycle wreck, the rider who fell and his or her fellow riders should follow a few important steps to help keep everyone safe until emergency help arrives.
Move Out of Harm’s Way
If the motorcycle crash occurred in traffic, analyze the surroundings, and move the fallen biker to safety, away from the flow of traffic.
Keep All Protective Gear On Until Help Arrives
If you have not taken a certified safety class* that outlines the proper way to remove a helmet and other safety gear after a crash, leave it on the rider until professional medical help arrives to avoid exacerbating the injuries.
*The upcoming Accident Scene Management class addresses and practices safely moving the rider, helmet removal, and jaw thrust exercises.
After a motorcycle accident occurs, call 911 to report the incident and summon law enforcement and paramedics to the scene of the crash.
If the rider’s injuries allow, be sure the police complete a crash report before leaving the scene.
Collect Evidence and Information from the Other Driver and Any Witnesses at the Scene
While waiting for emergency personnel to arrive at the scene, take pictures of the crash site, including any other vehicles involved in the collision. Record any tire marks, the flow of traffic, and where each of the vehicles — including the motorcycle — landed after the crash.
Record the license, registration, and insurance information from any other motorists who were involved in the crash.
Write down any witness information, including names, contact information, and their statements before leaving the scene.
Never Admit Fault for the Crash
Never admit fault after a motorcycle accident. This applies when speaking to the other driver, police officers, and insurance companies.
Until all the evidence is collected and reviewed by a legal professional, the best thing to do is only acknowledge the crash occurred and get medical help right away.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately After the Crash
If your injuries do not require an ambulance to transport you from the scene to a local hospital, be sure to seek medical care on your own immediately after the crash.
Because of the adrenaline caused by the crash, serious injuries may not be apparent right away.
Motorcycle riders are extremely susceptible to broken bones and serious internal damage and bleeding and should never leave their well-being to chance after a crash.
Sign Up for Our Glen Larson Law Sponsored “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist”
This class is OPEN to the public and available for anyone to take. Class size is limited to 20.
Hosted by: Biker Wolf Pack Law & Cowboy Harley Davidson of Austin
Cowboy Harley Davidson of Austin
10917 S 1-35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX, 78747
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The cost of the class is only $25 per student due to the generous sponsorship of Biker Wolf Pack Law (normal price – $99.00/student) and includes all course materials, a patch, a certificate, and lunch.
Lead Instructor: Penni Fuller, RN instructor-led ASM Basic 100 series class. 6.0 CEs issued.
Helmet removal, jaw thrust, and moving the injured are all addressed and practiced during this important safety class.
Road Guardian discount is accepted.
Questions? Contact email@example.com, phone: 262-706-3278
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If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one during a motorcycle accident in Texas, call our skilled Austin personal injury attorneys at Glen Larson Law at (512) 883-0277 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.
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