Motorbike accidents have the potential to cause more serious injuries than car accidents – that’s because a motorbike offers you less protection than a car, and because the majority of bike accidents are caused by drivers failing to spot motorbike riders in their mirrors, or give them enough space on the road. You could be injured in a motorbike accident as the driver or passenger on a bike, and if you’ve suffered life-changing injuries, you may be unable to go back to work straight away, or at all. But there’s no need to suffer in silence. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
How have you been injured in a bike accident?
Most road accidents are caused by driver error – for example a driver speeding or failing to stop at a red light. Injuries you could sustain in a motorbike accident could include:
- Lacerations and grazes – in serious cases you may require skin grafts or stitches
- Fractures to the hands, arms, legs or ribs
- Crush injuries
- Head injuries, which could range from minor (such as concussion) to serious (such as a brain injury)
- Strains and sprains
You could be hit by a car, a van or even an HGV lorry or agricultural vehicle. Accidents involving a car and a motorbike can lead to the bike rider or passenger being thrown over the handlebars and/or over the bonnet or roof of the car, sustaining life-threatening injuries. You may be in hospital for some time recovering and undergoing medical treatment, which means time off work and lost wages.
Claiming to help ease financial stress
Claiming personal injury compensation isn’t just about claiming for your pain and suffering because somebody else caused your accident. Financial stress after an accident can affect you and your family – and that’s the last thing you need when you’re recovering from serious injuries. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll take your loss of earnings into account when we process your claim. Our professional personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so anybody can afford to make a claim with us. It’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court, as most claims can be processed in full over the phone. It’s free to call us and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert advisors.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Bike accident claims