Riding a motorbike has become very popular on UK roads. There are over a million of them registered for use, and they now account for nearly 2% of all traffic. Unfortunately, government statistics show that they are involved in 20% of accidents. If you are one of the government statistics and the accident your were in was not your fault, call our law firm to discuss making a compensation claim for your bike accident in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
If riders take care and other motor vehicles notice they are there, there would be fewer motorbike accidents on our roads. Unfortunately, for some reason, other road users often do not see them until it is too late to stop and this accounts for nearly 50% of accidents that involve motorbikes.
Injuries from a bike accident in Nuneaton and Bedworth
Motorbike riders have very little protection when they are riding their bikes and this does mean that their injuries tend to be of a serious nature. If they are sensible they will wear good quality leathers, boots and helmet to give them as much protection as possible. The helmet reduces the risk of head injures by 50%, but still 80% of motorbike deaths are from brain injuries. Other injuries they often sustain are:
- Broken bones
- Biker’s arm
- Loss of limbs
- Burns from a hot engine
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Cuts and bruises
- Back and spinal injuries
- Fatal injuries
Some of these injuries these can be life changing, not just for the victim but for their immediate family as well. Sometimes, if they survive the accident the injuries are so severe they are not capable of making a personal injury claim themselves, but then someone close to them should contact us so that the victim does not lose out on their compensation.
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers will look at everything connected to the accident, and make sure any extra expenses are reclaimed, such as:
- Pain and suffering caused by the injuries
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings
- Care costs if they are no longer able to look after themselves
- Home adaptation, perhaps if their legs are damaged and they have to use a wheelchair. Then they would need ramps fitted
- Home moving if the current home is totally unsuitable after the accident
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments
- Medical costs for extra medicines and treatment that might not be available on the NHS
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have all the expertise you need to make a claim after suffering injury in a non fault bike accident in Nuneaton and Bedworth. If you call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, our friendly advisors will offer you free legal advice on your initial consultation.