The question: “Can I claim for a motorcycle accident?” needs to be put to those who have specialist knowledge of personal injury claims, such as our solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline. People who ride motorbikes put themselves at a greater risk than other road users. If you are motorcyclist who has been involved in a road traffic accident and you were not to blame, then you may be able to make a claim.
There are many reasons why you might be involved in an accident while riding your motorbike. It could be the careless or reckless actions of other motorists that lead to you being knocked off your bike. Poor roads are also detrimental to motorcyclist safety. Hit a pothole at speed and you can find yourself in trouble. If there has been a spillage on the road, it could lead to you skidding and being thrown off your bike. In any of these circumstances, you risk potentially serious injuries.
By making a claim you will be taking action to gain compensation for your hurt and suffering, recouping any money lost due to time off work recovering and other costs resulting from your injuries. When wondering: “Can I claim for a motorcycle accident?” it is in your own best interest to contact a personal injury law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline. These cases are complicated and our expert legal staff are experienced in dealing with them. We will be able to gauge from the information provided whether you do have grounds for a claim. If you do, we will try to secure the biggest award possible for you.
The information required before deciding whether you can claim for a motorcycle accident includes what actually happened, any financial losses you subsequently suffered, and medical reports on the injuries you sustained. The severity of the injuries suffered following the accident could well have a bearing on the size of the compensation awarded following a successful claim. That is why you should have your injuries examined by a doctor even if you think they are only minor, as they may well have long-term effects on your health.
What actually caused the motorbike accident is absolutely crucial, as we may have to prove you were the innocent party and discover who any claim should be made against. That information can be garnered from witness statements from those who saw the incident, the report from the police officer leading the investigation, and any roadside camera footage.
If you are fit enough following a motorcycle accident and you have a smartphone to hand, a good piece of advice is to take pictures of the accident scene, including damage to your bike and any other vehicles involved, as well as the state of the road.
If Accident Advice Helpline assists you with your claim, you will be represented on a “no win, no fee” basis. If the claim is lost, you will not be responsible for paying our fees. You will also be able to start the claim process without any personal financial outlay.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown