If you are reading this then you have almost certainly suffered a car accident injury in Manchester. There are many types of road users who can get injured in car accidents in Manchester and many of them are not even in cars.
When a car hits someone or something during a car accident then it can often be that ‘someone or something’ that gets most seriously hurt. This is certainly the case for motorcyclists. If you have suffered a car accident injury in Manchester and you are a motorcyclist then you are the one who will probably have the more serious injuries. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping motorcyclists who want to claim for a car accident injury in Manchester for the more than 16 years. They are often very annoyed because they drive very carefully to avoid this sort of thing happening.
How motorcyclists try to avoid having a car accident injury in Manchester
- Hazard awareness – anything that could put the motorcyclist at risk is a hazard. They avoid having a car accident injury in Manchester by choosing a position on the road that allows them to see well ahead and spot any potential problems. They also select the appropriate speed so that they can react to hazards before they get to them.
- Overtaking – motorbikes have great acceleration and can actually overtake extremely safely. The rider also has a good view of the road ahead and their manoeuvrability is a key safety feature. Sadly, a rider’s attitude to overtaking may not be so good a feature and a safe manoeuvre can become an unsafe one. A good rider weighs up many factors in a short time period of time before they overtake.
- Cornering – getting cornering right is crucial for motorcyclists who do not have the luxury of being able to correct poor cornering when they are half way around by braking – they would simply spin off the road.
- Filtering – this is when the motorcyclist overtakes slow moving vehicles and often happens in a traffic jam. It is a legal manoeuvre and should not cause a car accident injury in Manchester as long as it is undertaken with care. There are some situations where it is not legal, like places where there is a no overtaking sign or double white lines in the middle of the road and you have to cross a solid one closest to you.
- Junctions – many accidents involving motorbikes have happened at junctions because car drivers simply did not see them. Motorbike riders can help themselves with this problem, they can make sure that they are seen by wearing bright clothing and using their lights and horn. They can also slow down and approach junctions with great care.
If you’ve been injured in an accident because another road user was not exercising due care and attention, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to find out if you could claim compensation.