Motorbike Accidents – Claim Compensation for your Injury
Motorbike accidents are an especially serious type of road traffic accident. The injuries that motorcyclists are likely to suffer tend to be much more severe and numerous than those of car drivers and passengers. The risk of severe injury or even fatality is considerably higher owing to the speed at which motorbikes are often driven, the limited protection leathers and headgear provide motorcyclists and the cavalier attitude sometimes taken to motorbikes by other road users.
Types of Injury from a Motorbike Accident That we Cover
Unfortunately, the injuries caused by motorbike accidents are numerous and most commonly include:
- Head and Brain Injuries – these tend to be the most severe and can result in permanent damage, warranting a compensation award of anything between £3,000 and £300,000, depending on severity.
- Abrasions and Road Rash – this skin injury, following a fall on a hard surface, can be very painful and any permanent scarring can attract an award of up to £2,000, again depending on severity.
- Leg Injuries – from soft tissue damage to amputation, leg injuries warrant a compensation award of between £6,000 and £200,000, also depending on severity.
- Biker’s Arm – nerve damage to the upper arm that causes permanent paralysis of arm movement can attract up to £100,000.
If someone suffers one or more of these common injuries in a motorbike accident that wasn’t their fault, then they may be able to claim compensation, and on a no win, no fee* basis. If you or loved one is thinking about claiming compensation following a motorbike accident, our specialist personal injury solicitors** can help. They will use their experience and knowledge of personal injury law to build a strong case and make an assessment of the amount you should claim for.
How to Make a Motorbike Accident Claim
To make a motorbike accident claim, someone else must be responsible for the accident that caused the injury. If an accident is caused by a defective road, pothole or any other problem with the road’s surface, then it may be possible to make a motorbike claim against the local authority or organisation responsible for maintaining the condition of the road. If another road user caused a collision or a motorcyclist to lose control, then it will be possible to make a motorbike accident claim against them for compensation.
To establish that someone else caused the accident that led to injury and loss, and that they are liable to compensate the injured person for that loss, it is necessary to show that they acted negligently. This means carrying out a detailed investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident, including visiting the site of the accident and contacting witnesses and experts. A local solicitor** based in the area will be able to thoroughly assess all the circumstances, using their legal expertise and experience of the legal process to build a strong case justifying your entitlement to compensation.
How we Assess Motorbike Compensation Amounts
Making a motorbike accident claim also involves proving the extent of the loss you have suffered as a result of the other party’s negligence. You must also set out how much compensation you are claiming for the motorbike accident, which wholly depends on the particular circumstances surrounding the accident. This requires an investigation into the accident, the physical and psychological injuries suffered, damage to the motorbike and any other personal property, the loss of earnings for the time taken off work because of the accident, and loss of future earnings and any other expenses. Our specialist personal injury solicitors** will carry out a forensic investigation into the loss you have suffered as a result of your motorbike accident and ensure you claim the maximum amount you are entitled to.
It’s important to bear in mind that all personal injury claims are subject to strict time limits and you can only make a motorcycle accident claim within three years of suffering your injury. It’s therefore important to start your claim as soon as possible, so that it doesn’t fall foul of the UK’s limitation rules.
Motorbike Accident Fatalities
It’s very unfortunate that motorcycle accidents can lead to fatalities. If a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another person or organisation, the family who have had to deal with the death of a relative can claim compensation. Please contact our solicitors** for more information.
The Best Motorcycle Accident Claims Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a motorbike accident that was caused by somebody else, it’s possible to claim compensation for the pain and loss that has been suffered as a result. Our expert personal injury solicitors** have vast experience helping clients make motorbike accident claims. Please contact us for an initial no obligation assessment of your motorbike injury claim. Our expert solicitors** are ready to fight your corner and get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.