Accidents on Britain’s roads are caused for all kinds of reasons. For example some are down to people speeding and not reading the road properly. In other cases the road conditions may cause an accident. For example if the road is icy cars may not have a proper grip, although there are situations in which drivers will go too fast for the conditions. Sometimes accidents are caused by different road users too. For example accidents caused by motorcyclists may be due to the biker weaving in and out of traffic, which means some road users may not be able to see them properly.
Clearly it can sometimes be difficult to see whether there are accidents caused by motorcyclists or by other road users. If someone is injured they may wish to consult with a company such as Accident Advice Helpline to determine whether they might be able to bring a no win, no fee* claim.
Are all bikers irresponsible on the roads?
No – far from it. In fact the vast majority of bikers do take great care when biking and they ensure other drivers can see them. They take every precaution and pay close attention to who is around them and to what the rules of the road are. It is only a few that perhaps have habits that are not always safe to follow.
Of course there have been situations where pedestrians have been injured as a result of being hit by a biker. It can happen to a car driver as well. For example a driver may be enclosed in their car but if the biker ends up going through the windscreen of the car as a result of cutting it up, they can cause injury to the car driver as well. This is why compensation claims are sometimes paid to other injured parties.
Knowing who is to blame when accidents happen
Someone is usually to blame whenever an accident happens. There are unusual circumstances in which no one may be found to be at fault, but for the most part someone will be found to be at fault. If this is a motorcyclist the person who was injured may consider making a claim.
If this sounds familiar, make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline now. We can provide no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500 and we may put you in touch with an expert lawyer who could take on your claim too.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown