Queensway is a bustling cosmopolitan district in the Bayswater area of west London. This part of Bayswater was first developed as a residential suburb of London in the early 19th century. However, the road at its southern end (Bayswater Road) was a long established road across the countryside before this, and a road roughly following the present Queensway can be seen on early maps running north from Bayswater Road across fields under the name of Black Lion Lane.
Our accident lawyer in Queensway likes his bike
Even on the busy roads of London, more motorbikes than ever are in use. They are easier to get through the traffic on and a lot cheaper to run than a car. Riding a motorbike is a skill all of its own, and one many people will not undertake. Motorbikes are becoming an extremely popular mode of transport, not just for pleasure but also for commuting because of the low cost in running them.
They now account for 1% of all traffic on UK roads, but unfortunately they are involved in 20% of deaths and serious injuries from accidents. The motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die in an accident than a car driver — their helmets reduce the risk of a brain injury by 50%, but still 80% of motorbike accident deaths are as a result of brain injuries.
All these percentages do not make good reading for the motorbike rider. If you are one of the unlucky ones injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to make a personal injury claim using our accident lawyer in Queensway.
Motorbike accident injuries
The list of injuries you could sustain in a motorbike accident is endless, but includes:
- Broken bones;
- Back injuries;
- Head injuries;
- Road rash (the rider slides along the road, scraping skin and flesh from their body);
- Biker’s arm (the bike falls on the arm and crushes it after an accident); and
- Spinal injuries.
Any of these injuries would result in you being able to make a compensation claim if the accident was not your fault.
Making your personal injury compensation claim
As part of your compensation claim, you have to consider how the accident may change your life. This will obviously depend on how serious your injuries are, but other things you may be able to claim for include:
- Loss of earnings, past and future;
- Replacement of equipment and accessories; and
- Care costs.
Accident Advice Helpline will look into all the adverse effects the accident has had and make sure that your claims includes everything that it should.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile, talk to one of our advisors about your accident and we will make sure you get the fairest compensation available for your claim. Or you could complete our online 30-second test to get a rough idea of how much you might receive.
Date Published: 29th October 2013
Author: David Brown