By taking more care at junctions, we could reduce the number of bikers injured or killed in motorcycle accidents each year. At least, that’s what THINK! claims. With 30 bikers hurt or killed every day across the UK, THINK! has launched a national motorcycle safety campaign to cut accident rates.
Their ‘Didn’t See’ radio campaign was rolled out across the UK last week and will enjoy a four-week run, aiming to encourage us to take longer when looking for motorcycles at junctions. Researched carried out by THINK reveals drivers mistakenly think that most motorbike accidents are caused by bikes speeding – actually, over 50% of accidents occur at junctions and are caused by drivers not looking properly.
Whilst motorcyclists make up just 1% of the traffic on our roads, they account for 19% of all fatalities, and are 55 times more likely to be seriously hurt or injured than car drivers. Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwell commented, “More than two people lose their lives every week and this is something we are determined to change – if all riders and drivers took a bit more care at junctions, we could bring this figure down significantly.”
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have been seriously injured. Here are some of the more commonly reported types of injuries caused in accidents involving bikes:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Skin damage (caused by friction from the road, often requiring surgery)
- Concussion and other head injuries
If your accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, you could consider claiming compensation. It is a good idea to take some photographs of the scene, if possible, as this could be helpful when making your claim. Once you have been treated for your injuries, recording them with photographs is also wise, however a personal injury lawyer will still be able to help you even if you have not been able to gather this type of evidence.
Claiming compensation for motorcycle accidents
Accident Advice Helpline is here for you every step of the way when it comes to making a claim for compensation. Our lawyers have over 14 years’ experience and we only deal with personal injury claims – we don’t work in any other area of the law. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you can rest assured you will received confidential, no-obligation advice from our experienced team; should you decide to proceed with a claim you’ll be pleased to hear we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service to all our customers. Why not give us a call today to see how we can help you claim for your motorcycle accident?
Date Published: August 9, 2014
Author: David Brown