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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

    Motorcycle accidents in wintry weather conditions


    Driving in winter is dangerous for all road users, but motorcyclists are at particular risk of injury by accident under the typically poor conditions of winter roads and visibility.

    Motorcycle accidents in winter

    High winds, driving rain or snow, and wet/icy surfaces, can make life extremely difficult for motorcyclists. A large proportion of motorcycle accidents during the winter months is caused by slipping on wet, slushy, or icy roads. Once traction has been lost, it is extremely difficult to regain control over a bike, more often than not resulting in bikers coming off their bikes and landing in front of other vehicles.

    Motorcycle accidents involving high winds

    Strong wind is an added danger to bikers, as sudden gusts when coming out of sheltered areas, on open roads or bridges, and when passing other vehicles, can cause the bike to career off track or tip into the path of other vehicles. Biking accidents like this can lead to serious injuries to riders and their passengers.

    Road accidents involving cars and motorcyclists

    Poor visibility may also cause car drivers to misjudge distances, or fail to see motorcyclists altogether. In addition, cars skidding on wet, icy or snow covered surfaces, may also slide into a biker’s path.

    Accidental injury compensation

    Motorcyclists, passengers, and car drivers injured by motoring accident, may be eligible to claim for injury compensation if the accident leading to the injury was caused by another person. If, for example, a speeding car driver loses control over his vehicle on black ice and hits a motorcyclist, this driver could be held liable to pay compensation to the motorcyclist.

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    Time limit on compensation claims

    In order to qualify for a claim, the injured individual must be without fault in the vehicle accident, and initiate a claim within no more than three years after incurring the injury. Entitlement to claim for injury compensation can be established via a no-obligation, confidential chat with Accident Advice Helpline advisers, or by completing the 30-second test online.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Offering legal, no-win, no-fee, assistance to individuals wishing to claim for personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm sponsored by consumer champion Esther Rantzen. With 13 years of experience in the compensation claim sector, the legal team at Accident Advice Helpline are well qualified to bring claims to satisfactory conclusions within a very short time, although exact time frames can not be predicted. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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