Even the most careful of riders are more vulnerable while riding a motorbike due to the simple fact that there is less protection than inside a car and therefore there is an increased risk in the event of an accident. It is estimated that almost 20% of all severe and fatal traffic accidents involve motorcyclists who unfortunately are likely to come off with the worst injuries. This is why drivers need to be wary of motorbike riders and if it can be proven that an accident was not your fault then you can make a motorbike accident claim.
How to make a claim
Usually when people get injured in a motorbike crash the first thing they do is contact their insurance company. However this does not necessarily mean you will get the best representation. It is better to contact Accident Advice Helpline first because we can discuss the case and give you a more accurate idea of whether you ought to pursue a claim and the amount of compensation you could be awarded.
If you get injured in an accident that does not involve another driver it is still possible to make a claim. For example claims can also be made if the road surface has not been properly tended such as:
- Large potholes
- Oil spills that have not been properly cleared
- Mud on the road that has not been cleared
- Ice on roads that should have been properly gritted
What you may be able to claim for
As the name suggests, compensation is meant to give you the money back for the costs involved in an accident. There are numerous things you can potentially claim for such as:
- Recovering your motorbike
- Getting a new motorbike (if the one involved in the accident is written off)
- Protective clothing and helmets
- Physical injuries (This is especially important in a motorcycle crash as the injuries are likely to be more severe)
- Compensation for lost work hours due to any injuries suffered or loss of transport
Contact us about your motorbike accident claim
There can be a lot of details involved with making a motorbike accident claim. As well as the financial cost of replacing your motorbike there is the difficulty of assessing the extent of your injuries, how much compensation they merit and how much can be attributed to either another driver or an organisation that ought to be ensuring the road surface is safe.
The reason it is worth contacting Accident Advice Helpline is that we have been operating for over 13 years and we have a team of experienced professionals who can discuss your claim over the phone. We have also been endorsed by Esther Rantzen who has worked tirelessly for years as a champion for consumer rights.
In short it is worth contacting us today to get the compensation you deserve! Just dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: October 15, 2013
Author: David Brown