Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable people on the roads today. If you have a motorbike, you should make sure you have the correct motorcycle safety equipment every time you ride. This will help to minimise the injuries you could suffer if you were involved in an accident.
The crash helmet is the most important thing you can wear, and it must fit you correctly. It should also be free from damage otherwise it may not protect you at all. A proper visor is also essential to stop things flying into your face. You should also wear proper and well-made leathers, gloves and footwear. If you do come off you want to ensure as much of your body is protected as possible. Even in warm weather, you should never wear short sleeves or shorts. Even a minor accident could result in some nasty skin injuries.
Could you claim compensation for a motorcycle accident?
If you are involved in an accident on the roads and it was someone else’s fault then compensation is something you should consider in more detail. Perhaps you were a motorcyclist and someone else caused you to have an accident. Alternatively you may be a car driver and a motorcyclist was at fault and caused the accident to occur. Either way, you should seek professional advice from an injury compensation lawyer to see whether you are in a position to claim any compensation. It can be claimed for physical and mental distress as well as for other outcomes of an accident, such as money lost through time off work.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for more advice on compensation claims
It doesn’t matter what situation you have been in on the roads: what matters is finding out whether you are in a position to make a claim for compensation if you have evidence that negligence has occurred. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.
All you have to do is to call our free 24/7 enquiry line or to take our 30-second online test to find out more. Our well-trained team is here to provide the input and advice you need to take it to the next step. Suffering an accident of any kind can be stressful and upsetting, and that’s without considering the injuries you might have suffered. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown