Every road user has a duty of care to drive or ride carefully and to obey road signs and the situation unfolding around them. In so doing we can be as attentive as possible and possibly prevent a potential hazard leading to an accident as well.
However there are situations in which accidents can and do occur. Sometimes there can be no way in which they may have been prevented. However in many cases there is a reason for the crash and someone who may have been negligent in their actions.
A motorcyclist will typically be more at risk from injury in a motorbike crash in Swindon or anywhere else in the country. This is because they have less protection, even if they wear leathers and a crash helmet. As such it is important to determine the cause of the accident so as to work out who was to blame.
An injured biker might be able to claim compensation if they have been injured through no fault of their own at some point. The main thing to remember is to seek treatment immediately in the event of an accident, to ensure injuries are properly treated.
How dangerous is it to ride a motorbike?
It does not have to be dangerous at all. Many bikers go through their entire lives without being in an accident of any kind. However if they are in an accident there is the potential for them to suffer some nasty injuries.
Some bikers might end up in hospital for a few hours, a few days or even longer if they have been badly injured. Bikers who take unnecessary risks will be potentially more likely to run the risk of injury; however any biker can be involved in an accident caused by another person.
Make sure you speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer
Knowing where to turn after an accident that was someone else’s fault can be difficult. However, here at Accident Advice Helpline we have been there for others for 14 years.
Make sure we have a chance to be there for you too by calling 0800 689 0500 now to find out whether you can make a no win, no fee* compensation claim as a result of suffering a motorcycle accident. If you have evidence that negligence occurred on the part of someone else, a claim might meet with success.
Date Published: March 25, 2015
Author: David Brown