Top Tips On What To Do In Case Of A Motorcycle Accident While Touring

There is nothing greater to a motorcycle enthusiast than to hit the open road and simply drive. The exhilaration of the wind in your hair and the smell of the countryside or indeed the sea is a temptation that is much too great to pass up, and this even goes for certain motorcycle accident lawyers. Los Angeles has it’s fair share of highly skilled attorneys many of whom are avid motorcycle users and they, more than anyone should know what to do in the event of a motorcycle accident.

Getting on your bike is a great way to explore our vast country and as a result it is easy to see why motorcycle-touring holidays are seriously popular. However, when we are on vacation it is easy not to even think about what would happen if…. but the reality is that in the event of an accident many more motorbike related injuries are made worse, simply because of poor first aid practices and bad preparation…So with this in mind, what can you do before you set off on your trip, to aid you in the unfortunate event of a motorcycle crash? An LA motorcycle accident lawyer explains…

Provide relevant information

Just like a diabetic may carry with them an identity document explaining their illness, a motorcyclist who is going touring might also want to think about carrying an identity document about their person. This will give immediate information to anyone who is responding to the scene of the accident. This may include personal information (name, address, next of kin etc) and also you might want to list any allergies should you have to be treated with medication at the scene. Put the list in a wallet sized information holder, which you can get from hospitals and doctors surgeries, and keep it on you when travelling.

ICE

No, this is not the frozen liquid that goes in your Scotch; instead this is an acronym that means ‘In Case of Emergency’. The idea being that all first aiders whether they are police, rescue services or the general public are trained to recognise this acronym. You should put the term ICE into your address book in your cell phone and put a contact number (possibly next of kin) whom you want to be contacted in case of an emergency. This then gives emergency services access to quick and sometimes vital information if needed.

‘Do not remove helmet’ stickers

If you are involved in an incident then there is a chance the first people on the scene aren’t going to be the emergency services, instead they are probably going to be ‘Joe public’ This being the case, they may not know that removing an injured rider’s helmet in many circumstances could cause more injury. In reality only medical experts and trained first aid specialists should remove a motorcyclists head gear. With this in mind, you can purchase, ‘do not remove helmet ‘ stickers off the Internet. Simply put them on your helmet to remind passers by who might be first on the scene.

Be seen

It probably comes as no surprise to know that most motorcyclists like to wear black…yes, even motorcycle accident attorneys Los Angeles. So if you ever had an accident, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will end up nowhere near your bike. If it’s night time then there is a chance you might not be seen. Instead invest in some reflective tape or carry a small torch about your person, this way people can respond that little bit quicker.

Think about where you are going

It pays to think about where you are travelling to and the terrain you’ll be riding through. As we all know, the weather in some states can change at the drop of a hat, so make sure you have waterproof gear should you break down in the middle of nowhere, some basic survival rations and some water.

Although nobody likes to think about accidents and injury whilst they are on a trip, like any good boy scout however, it pays to be prepared. This is by no means meant to scare anyone from going motorcycle touring, it remains a whole lot of fun and is something that many people do each and every year for their two week summer vacation…even the occasional, motorcycle accident lawyer Los Angeles. LA has some great areas for touring as does many other states, so plan your trip before you go, be prepared and enjoy!