Despite being one of the smallest groups of road users, motorcyclists suffer one of the highest percentage of accidents. In many cases, these accidents can cause serious injury and are caused by other road users, which is why Accident Advice Helpline are here to give you the motorcycle accident advice you need to claim the compensation you deserve.
Despite the protection provided by helmets, motorcycle accidents often lead to major head or brain injuries, as well serious damage to the motorbike and expensive riding gear. These results can be financially devastating; as such, it is important to trust a personal injury specialist to get you the compensation that you deserve. Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly advisors can quickly evaluate your claim and help you through the trauma of a motorcycle accident.
What causes motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused in many ways; the speed and acceleration of motorcycles alone can make them dangerous if used incorrectly. One of the most common causes, however, are other motorists. The smaller profile of a motorcycle can mean that it blends into the background, and the negligence of other motorists in their observations can have devastating effects, resulting in many motorcycle accident claims.
Equally, poor road maintenance can easily lead to motorcycle accidents, as spillages and potholes that could cause minor damage to a car have the potential to cause serious accidents for motorcyclists. The instability of a two-wheeled vehicle, coupled with its speed and power, means that motorcycles can be unbalanced by such road surface faults or the need to brake and swerve, again resulting in many serious motorcycle accidents.
If you have suffered serious injuries due to other motorists’ behaviour or poor road maintenance, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim for your accident today.
Motorcyclist safety tips
When considering using a motorcycle, it is important to be aware of the dangers and take as many precautions as possible to avoid having an accident. The first steps are to ensure that you are well prepared to be a motorcyclist; the demands of such a vehicle mean that you need to be physically fit and, where possible, attend an advanced riding course. By taking these steps, you will ensure that you are equipped to handle a motorcycle to the best of your ability and thereby avoid having a motorcycle accident wherever possible.
Once you have committed to riding a motorcycle, it is important to ensure that you have the correct safety gear. Investing in good quality riding gear – especially the helmet – and performing regular maintenance on your motorbike offers you the best chance to avoid a motorcycle accident entirely, or to at least minimise the injuries suffered.
Serious injuries can occur during accidents even when good protective gear is worn, as well as serious damage to your motorcycle due to poor road surfaces and the negligence of other drivers. In these cases, the friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to begin your claim for a motorcycle accident. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile to obtain motorcycle accident advice.
Date Published: October 28, 2013
Author: David Brown