Main causes of motorcycle accidents
As road surfaces can be wet, slippery or in poor condition, motorcycle accidents happen daily. It only takes a small oil spillage from another vehicle or a patch of bad road surface to create havoc for a motorcycle rider or passenger. With just two wheels for stability and no protection unlike a car, many motorcycle rider or passenger accidents are unfortunately fatal.
Pillion passenger motorcycle injury claim
As a pillion passenger the motorcycle accident would not have been your fault but may have been the fault of your rider the third party or both. In virtually all motorcycle injury claims which involve a pillion passenger, making a claim is a straight forward process and results in the passenger being successful.
Prevent a motorcycle injury
To help to prevent motorcycle accidents and injury it is a good idea to make the motorcycle and yourself as visible as possible. The motorcycle rider can take certain steps to avoid any accidents from happening. These can include: wearing a fluorescent jacket over the leathers or a fluorescent band over the shoulder and across the body. Ensuring all the lights on the motorcycle are working correctly and keeping the lights on at all times, which will make it easier for car drivers to see the motorcycle in all conditions. It is also vitally important to make sure the tyres are checked regularly and are in excellent condition. Due to the fact that there are only two wheels, the risk of motorcycle accidents is much more likely than in a car. This is due to the poor road gripping that is possible from the two wheels of the motorcycle.
Following any motorcycle accidents
In the event of a motorcycle accident, a full description of events surrounding the accident and the motorcycle injury are necessary in order to make the motorcycle injury claim. The details of the third party driver are necessary, if they stop, following the accident. The details which help to speed up the claim process are: their name, address, contact number, registration number of the vehicle and their insurance details. Motorcycle accidents must be reported to the police or insurance company. If the accident was witnessed, this would assist in making a motorcycle injury claim. Medical advice should be taken following motorcycle accidents, with a visit to the hospital or doctor.
If the accident was caused by the driver of another vehicle, who didn't stop and you were injured, you can still make a motorcycle injury claim. The accident must have been reported to the police at the earliest opportunity. We can pursue this type of claim for you through the Motor Insurers' Bureau.
Motorcycle injury awards
A medical assessment may be required to help determine the exact level of motorcycle injury claim compensation you will receive based on the extent of your injuries and length of suffering. This will be arranged by your solicitor and is usually local to where you live. To see examples of injury compensation awards, please click on the link for our Compensation Estimator above.
How to claim motorcycle injury compensation
The Accident Advice Bureau make the process of making a motorcycle injury claim very easy and guarantee that by winning your motorbike injury claim you will receive the maximum 100% compensation*. For example, if you are awarded �10,000 you will receive �10,000. If you lose, you won't have to pay a penny! We can also claim for loss of earnings, damage to the clothing you were wearing. This could include boots, leathers and the helmet. Also any travel expenses you have had and cover the costs of home help if required, these are on top of the compensation awarded for your injuries. We give you the peace of mind knowing your motorcycle claim for compensation will be handled by a personal injury specialist solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis.
Every year, thousands of people have motorcycle accident and many successfully claim motorcycle injury claim compensation on a No Win No Fee basis with our help. Many people who contact us about making compensation claims are due to motorbike accidents.
Whatever the cause of your accident and injury, please contact our friendly staff today we will discuss your accident claim circumstances with you, assess your claim and advise you of the next step. Please call us, use our quick contact form to the left or alternatively use our claims form by clicking here: Motorcycle Injury.
Motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable road users, because of the nature of their vehicle, and because dents and bumps in the road are more likely to affect someone on two wheels than four. Even a small oil spillage can be enough to upturn a motorbike.
Despite the risks, motorcyclists tend to be sensible road users, and skilled in the use of their machines. But the absence of seatbelts and secure protection around the rider or passenger increases the chances of a personal injury during a road traffic accident, and means an accident is more likely to be serious if it does happen. In fact the number of accidents is out of all proportion to the number of bikers as expressed as a percentage of total road users.
In 2006, more than 23,000 motorcyclists or motorbike passengers were injured or worse in a motorcycling accident. This despite a government commitment to increasing motorcycle safety and reducing casualties.
If you've been in a motorbike accident, there's no doubt you need expert help when making a motorcycle accident claim. That's one of several reasons why, over the last 10 years, many people have chosen the Accident Advice Bureau when they have been pursuing a motorcycle accident claim.
If you are following a motorcycle accident claim, we guarantee you will keep every penny of your compensation in any successful motorcycle injury claim. As experienced specialists in the motorcycle accident claim business, we know what we are doing. We'll work hard to get you the best possible compensation deal in any non-fatal motorcycle injury claim.
Everyone who makes a motorcycle injury claim through us knows that, should their motorcycle accident claim be unsuccessful, they will have lost nothing, so there's no risk and absolutely nothing to lose.
Remember that, if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident which wasn't your fault, you have every right to make a motorcycle injury claim. The same is true if making a motorcycle accident claim as a pillion passenger. In such cases, making a motorcycle accident claim is even more likely to be straightforward and successful.
As part of your motorcycle accident claim, we can also push for loss of earnings, and damage to your clothes. This could include expensive biking kit like boots, leathers and helmet. Your motorcycle accident claim could also include any travel expenses and the costs of home help if necessary, on top of the compensation awarded in your motorcycle accident claim.
Of course, any motorbike accident is going to be a fairly stressful business. At the Accident Advice Bureau, a specialist personal injury lawyer will deal with your motorcycle accident claim. The 'no win, no fee' arrangement will give you peace of mind, as will the professional, sensitive and thorough way we'll handle your motorcycle accident claim.
Check out our web site today and see how we can help you with your motorcycle accident claim. There's a clear guide as to what to do next if you want to make a motorcycle accident claim, along with helpful information on how to prevent an injury of this kind in the first place, and what to do in the aftermath of a collision to boost your chances of a successful motorcycle accident claim.