Dealing with a bike accident in Mid Suffolk
Two wheeled transport is becoming much more popular in the UK and whets it is a motorbike or a bicycle, the riders are usually very enthusiastic about their chosen mode of getting around. This is because they are cheap to buy and they are cheap to run, but they can be extremely dangerous, and because of the lack of protection afforded by them, serious injuries can be the result of an accident on one.
If you are in this situation and the accident wasn’t your fault, then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, and they will discuss with you the process of making accident claims in to get you compensation. Read on for guidance regarding your bike accident in Mid Suffolk.
Motorbikes account for nearly 2% of the traffic on our roads, and cycling is the third most popular pastime in the UK. Unfortunately, you are more likely to be in an accident, and motorbike riders are 40 times more likely to die than a car driver.
On any two wheeled vehicle, just imagine being hit by a bus or heavy goods lorry – you would be very lucky to survive.
Types of injuries that can happen from a two wheeled vehicle accidents, that could result in accident claims in Mid Suffolk
By the nature of the vehicles, and their lack of protection for the riders, motorbike riders and cyclists tend to have more serious injuries that a car driver who to some extent has a metal bubble around them. The sorts of injuries that can result for the riders are:
- Bikers arm where the arm is crushed by the weight of the bike
- Spinal and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Road rash where the rider has slid along the road and had skin and flesh torn from their bodies
- Burns from the hot engine of a motorbike
No matter what type of two wheeled contraption you are riding, you should always wear a good quality, well fitting helmet as these can contribute great toward the reducing the risk of serious head injuries. Always try to make yourself visible to other road users, and wear whatever other protective clothing you can.
This might not be fashionable or ‘cool’, but if you are involved in an accident, you will be so glad you did.
Always make sure that your motorbike or cycle is well maintained, particularly lights and brakes. Brakes failing when you need them most could mean the difference between life and death.
The right help for accident claims in Mid Suffolk
Motorbike riders and cyclists do not always get a fair hearing when they have had an accident as it is usually assumed they must have been at fault. At Accident Advice Helpline we know that is not the case, and we will ensure that all riders get a fair hearing, and are dealt with in the proper manner.
Simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile following your bike accident in Mid Suffolk.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014