Motor Bike Accident Compensation
Motorcycle Accident Claims
Motorcycling can be one of the most exhilarating experiences – and loads of fun! But sometimes accidents happen, and some of them are serious. Motorcycles represent approximately 1% of the traffic on UK roads but they account for 18% of all deaths and serious injuries. Motorcyclists are 40 times more likely to be killed in an accident than a car driver.
While a motor bike accident can be very traumatic in several ways – and we would never underestimate that – it is important not to overlook the legalities of making sure you get compensation if it was not your fault. It is estimated that 80% of motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcycle rider. More often, the fault lies with a car driver who failed to see a motorbike approaching. Motorbike accidents can also occur when a cyclist slips on a diesel spill or gets hit when filtering past, or overtaking traffic.
In these situations, a biker may be injured as the result of an accident that was not their fault – or only partly their fault – so they are entitled to motorcycle accident compensation. This can cover on-going medical costs, loss of income during recovery and damages to equipment, such as the motorcycle, protective clothing and the helmet.
Caring for you whilst you make your motor bike accident claim
If you have suffered a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault in the last three years, then Stonehewer Moss Solicitors can help.
We specialise in motorcycle accident law and work on behalf of motorcyclists wishing to make a claim.
The difference we make
- We have an experienced motorcyclist on our team, so we fully understand your point of view and the needs of motorcyclists who have sustained an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident.
- We understand specific bike-related accident conditions involving situations such as filtering between traffic, diesel spills and road surface defects.
- We strive to ensure that all of our clients receive the maximum level of compensation, getting your claim settled as quickly as possible and getting you back on the road.
If you are involved in a motor bike accident,
- It is essential that the police attend the scene ensure a detailed report of the accident, even if it seems insignificant.
- Apparently minor injuries or damage to your motor bike can make a succesful accident claim.
- You can make a claim if your motorbike accident was not your fault or only partially your fault.
- Your speed and wearing protective clothing are among many details, that will be considered while the fault is being determined.
- Swift action is essential – an accident should be reported as soon as possible.
Did you know?
- After a motor bike accident, the compensation we secure for clients is obtained from the insurance company of those responsible for causing the accident.
- If the person responsible for your accident doesn’t stop or has no insurance, you can still make a claim – see below. This will be dealt with by the Motor Insurers Bureau, an organisation through which compensation is found for claims in the UK against uninsured drivers and those involved in ‘hit & run’ incidents.