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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for a serious motorcycle accident


    Motorcycling can be a fun way to travel and many people enjoy the thrill of driving along a long stretch of road on a bike. There are also many motorcycle clubs people can join which can create a sense of community when out riding. Although many people are well trained to ride a motorcycle and take road safety very seriously when out on the roads, there are still many people who take the thrill of motorcycling to an extreme level. News reports have shown that motorcyclists have caused problems in some rural areas where the quiet stretches of road create the ideal location to go joyriding.

    Speeding on a motorcycle can cause a serious accident on the road, especially if it is a quiet country road where people may be cycling or walking. The accident may cause an injury to a pedestrian or it could cause a fatality. On the other hand, driving dangerously on a motorcycle could cause an accident with a car or a large vehicle. This could cause the motorcyclist serious injuries or could even cause a fatality. There may be an accident involving a vehicle which is not the fault of the motorcyclist. If you have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident and the other road user was at fault, you may wish to call for some representation.

    Motorcycle safety

    Motorcycling is as safe as you make it, which means you should follow some safety tips to ensure you are not hurt on the road. Take a motorcycle safety course and wear the correct safety clothing, including a helmet. Ensure that you are completely aware when out riding and leave plenty of space between you and other vehicles, especially heavy goods vehicles. It may be advisable to avoid riding in bad weather conditions to avoid hazards. If you have been vigilant but are in a serious motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

    When to make a claim

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist you if you have been involved in a road traffic accident that is the fault of someone else. Whether the other driver was speeding or driving under the influence, you may be able to win some compensation if you have suffered injuries. Call our free 24-hour helpline to speak with an expert about your claim. You could be on your way to winning a cash payout to help with any financial fallout from your accident.

    Date Published: November 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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