Motorbike Accident Claims
Motorcycle accidents may not be any more common than car crashes, but the lack of vehicle protection leaves riders incredibly vulnerable to catastrophic injury. Even the most responsible rider who follows the Highway Code and wears the correct protective clothing may be involved in an accident which was not their fault. If that has happened to you, The Compensation Experts in the East Midlands can help.
What is a Motorbike Accident Claim?
Nearly three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents involve a car, van, or lorry. Only a small percentage are caused by poor road surfaces (potholes, ridges, etc.), while animals account for an even smaller amount again.
The biggest reason behind compensation claims for motorbike accidents, accounting for nearly two-thirds, is the driver of the other vehicle ignoring the motorcyclist’s right of way either because they have not seen the motorcycle until it is too late, or because they are unaware of the laws about motorcyclists rights on the roads.
The number one cause of motorbike accident injuries is another vehicle making a left turn in front of the motorcyclist at a junction.
Some of the most common examples of motorcycle injury claims are:
- Head and spinal injuries
Motorcyclists can help protect themselves from being hurt in an accident by:
- Making sure they are as visible as possible by wearing high-vis clothing and having their headlights on even during the day
- Be especially aware at the start of their trip – the majority of accidents occur shortly after the onset of the journey
- Riding a bike that is bright in colour, at least on the section in front of the rider
- Take a professional course. More than 90% of riders involved in an accident were self-taught, with over half of them being injured on a bike they had been riding for fewer than five months.
A typical example of a motorcycle accident compensation claim featured a male cyclist who was knocked off his bike when a car turning right crossed into his lane in front of him. He was wearing a hardshell jacket which gave him some protection, but he still suffered severe soft tissue damage to his back, making movement difficult and painful for several months and his bike was damaged beyond repair. Lawyers were able to obtain £25,000 compensation for the injuries the rider sustained, lost income, and the cost of replacing his motorcycle.
Compensation Claims for Motorcycle Accidents
We are happy to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation to help you determine whether you have grounds to make a claim and, if so, what is the best way for you to proceed. At The Compensation Experts, we work with a select pool of personal injury lawyers who have the experience and knowledge necessary to obtain maximum compensation.
Our clients can take advantage of our No Win No Fee* agreement. Rather than paying legal fees upfront with no guarantee of receiving any compensation, this conditional agreement means you do not have to pay any legal fees if your application is unsuccessful, taking the risk out of making a personal injury claim.
Contact our East Midlands Office today and find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for the damages you have suffered.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert motorbike accident claims solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of bike injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.