You may be able to make a motorcyclist accident claim if you were not responsible for the incident. The claim will be made against the party that caused the accident.
As a motorcyclist, you are more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents than drivers of four-wheel vehicles. The only protection, aside from your riding skill, is your helmet, so if you are hit by an errant driver, you are likely to be flung from the bike. Other reasons why you may find yourself involved in an accident include hitting potholes, objects lying in the road, and substances spilled in the road that lead to your motorbike skidding. In these circumstances, it could be deemed another party was to blame for your accident, be it a careless driver, the local council or Highways Agency responsible for the state of the road.
If you have had the misfortune of suffering an accident and are considering making a motorcyclist accident claim, you are well advised to seek legal advice. This is because making a claim is a complicated process and you may find those you believe are responsible for the accident are denying responsibility.
By making contact with motorcyclist accident legal specialists, such as Accident Advice Helpline, you will be sparing yourself much of the frustration of making a claim, as we guide you through the process and provide assistance and representation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we will first try to determine that you do have grounds for making this type of claim. If we are to lodge a successful case, we will need to prove you were indeed the innocent party and identify who was actually to blame. This will mean us seeking to discover what actually happened at the time of the incident.
If possible, note the names of witnesses to the accident, as their statements could prove crucial. Get photos of damage to your bike and the scene of the accident. This can be done by using the camera in a smartphone. If there is roadside camera footage of the accident available, we will also try to access that.
If the police were called to the scene, which they should have been in the case of an injury accident, then a report from the officer leading the investigation may also back your version of events, leading to a possible positive outcome when your claim is made. When claiming following a motorcyclist accident, the doctor’s report is all important. The size of any compensation, should the claim be successful, could well be determined by the extent of your injuries.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown