You can’t beat the thrill of riding a motorbike, travelling down an open road, feeling the wind on your face, the freedom you have. As well as the fun, there are practical advantages too, easing through static traffic, parking easily and avoiding the rush-hour congestion.
Whatever your reason for owning a motorbike, there is no doubt about their appeal. However, they do have a large element of risk attached to them and motorbike accidents are unfortunately not uncommon. The following is a guide to motorbike compensation.
According to the RoSPA around 10 per cent of all deaths and injuries on the road involve motorcycle riders, yet motorcycles make up just over 3.5 per cent of all vehicles on the roads.
Basically, if you ride a motorbike you are more likely to be involved in a road traffic accident than most other forms of transport.
When you ride a motorbike there are many potential dangers present every day on the roads. These could be:
- Being hit because the other driver hasn’t seen you.
- Accidents caused by careless drivers at junctions or at a roundabout.
- Another vehicle pulling out in front of you.
- Another vehicle pulling into your lane.
- Accidents caused by substances on the road surface like oil or water.
All of these situations can happen to motorcyclist on a daily basis and result in personal injury and even death. But it’s worth remembering that not all accidents are the fault of the rider that’s been hurt.
That’s why we still see a large number of injury claims from bikers who were hurt due to the actions of another driver. A guide to motorbike compensation should give you further information on what to do.
What you should do if you’ve had a motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in motorbike accident claims and has more than ten years of experience of personal injury claims following a crash. If you have been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault in the past three years you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Discussing your claim is speedy, free and simple and can be done over the phone in minutes – the phone lines are open 24 hours a day.
In order to help you decide whether you have a case for compensation, the operatives manning Accident Advice Helpline’s will ask you some brief questions about your accident and the injuries you sustained. They will also keep you informed on the progress of your claim in plain English, ensuring you know exactly where you stand at all times.
Date Published: October 17, 2013
Author: David Brown