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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

    Health and Safety News

    Harsher punishments for collisions with bikers proposed

    By David Brown on September 9, 2014

    A man from Pembrey has expressed his desire for harsher punishments to those who collide with bikers using the excuse that they ‘did not see them’. After losing a fellow motorcyclist friend earlier in the year, Gareth Budding has expressed his concern over the punishments handed out as a result of collisions with bikers which cause serious injury or death. He has stated that research shows many drivers have been distracted with stress or other priorities and forget to prioritise safety on the road. As a result, he states many drivers do not see motorcyclists and other, smaller vehicles. In addition, he states that many drivers are merely banned for a period of time depending on the accident and may think again about staying aware on the road if they were faced with a manslaughter charge should there be a death from an accident. He and his fellow motorcyclists are taking part in a protest to raise awareness of the issue.

    Road risks to vulnerable groups

    Collisions with bikers can cause more injury to a biker than to a driver meaning that other road users should be especially vigilant when a biker is nearby. Taking care to be aware of your surroundings and ensuring that you stay under the speed limit can prevent a collision with any vulnerable road user including pedestrians and cyclists. As they may be injured severely and are more at risk of fatality, it is necessary to exercise caution when there are vulnerable road users near. Should you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was caused by a negligent driver or other road user, you may be able to obtain compensation to help you cope financially if you have been injured.

    Compensation claims and negligence

    Accident Advice Helpline assist victims of accidents that were the fault of someone else every day and can assist you if you have been injured by a negligent driver. This may mean a driver or road user was speeding or driving while under the influence causing a collision. To obtain no-obligation advice regarding your case, call our expert team on our free 24-hour helpline. We can take you step by step through the process of gathering evidence and will represent you as you make your case for the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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