Motorbike Accident Personal Injury Claims
15 June 2017
Motorbike accidents can lead to devastating injuries for those involved, ranging from cuts and fractured bones, to limb amputations and brain damage.
If you have suffered harm in a motorbike accident through no fault of your own, or your loved one has, there could be grounds for a personal injury claim. Although this won’t undo the damage that has been done, it can go some way to helping you get your life back on track.
Most motorbike accident claims can be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis.
Motorbike riders and pillion passengers are more vulnerable than people travelling by car. As such, the types of injuries sustained by those involved in motorbike accidents are often more serious. The government’s ‘Think!’ campaign, which provides road safety information, states that motorcyclists are 38 times more likely to be killed in a road accident than people travelling by car.
Sometimes motorbike accidents are just that – accidents. This is often the case where bad weather makes the road slippery, causing the motorbike rider to unexpectedly lose control. However, there are times when the accident is caused by someone else’s fault. There are a number of ways in which this might happen, such as:
- A driver failing to look in their mirrors before turning into/out of a junction
- A driver failing to look in their mirrors when changing lane or overtaking
- A driver failing to spot a moving motorbike when pulling into traffic that is stationary
- Head-on collisions, typically on rural roads
Motorbike Accident Claims
When a motorbike rider or their pillion passenger is injured in an accident through no fault of their own, he/she may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Some people feel uncertain about making a personal injury claim. This was highlighted in a recent HM Government report that found 27% of adults in the UK had suffered some kind of personal injury in the past five years. Yet only one in five (20%) of those decided to make a claim.
But it’s important to remember that a personal injury claim is intended not only to compensate you for the physical injuries you have sustained, but also to put you back in the financial position you would have been in, had the accident not happened.
This can be absolutely essential to some people, whose injuries may be so severe that their ability to work has been badly affected, leading to financial difficulties. The compensation can also cover the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation, which again is something that people involved in a motorbike accident may require.
Every year our Personal Injury Solicitors secure millions of pounds in compensation for people injured in road accidents across the UK.