The number of motorcycle incidents, despite campaigns to make motorcycling safer, continues to be a problem, with many motorcyclists seriously injured in road traffic incidents each year.
These motorcyclists involved in accidents can suffer a range of problems and injuries as a result, from mild injuries such as cuts, grazes, bruises and sprains, to more serious injuries such as internal, head, brain, back and neck injuries.
More serious injuries can cause an incredible amount of pain and suffering for the victim involved, and can often leave long-lasting damage.
At Accident Advice Helpline we continue to see many cases of motorcycle accidents each and every day, with many of the claims we deal with involving motorcyclists who have been seriously injured as a result of an accident that was not their fault.
We are therefore well-experienced in claiming compensation for these injured parties, bringing them some relief to the suffering they have felt.
Reasons for motorcycle accidents
Many problems and errors contribute to motorcycle incidents, and often the reason for these accidents is centred around other drivers on the road, who cause most of these accidents by:
- Not paying attention to the road, driving carelessly or speeding
- Not seeing motorcyclists as they are driving
- Overtaking too closely, meaning they make contact with the motorcyclist or cause them to fall off their bike
- Being unable to accurately judge a motorcyclists speed, or path
Of course, there are incidents where the motorcyclist is at fault, in which case they would not be eligible to claim compensation. This is usually where a motorcyclist speeds or drives irresponsibly.
In this case, if the motorcyclist caused the accident, they would themselves, be open to a compensation claim being made against them. Other reasons for motorcycle accidents include unsafe road conditions i.e. the road is not well-maintained; potholes and obstructions in the road.
Compensation for motorcycle incidents
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and from which you sustained some injuries, then you could be eligible to claim compensation for the accident.
The amount of compensation you are awarded will greatly depend upon the severity of injuries you sustained. More serious injuries, such as head traumas and lasting back damage, will likely receive a higher settlement.
To begin your claim today, or to see if you are eligible to claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. With our no win, no fee service you have the peace of mind that if we aren’t successful in your claim, you won’t pay us a single penny.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen