Bikers are more vulnerable on the roads than drivers of other vehicles. This is because they can easily come off their bikes and be thrown quite a distance in some accidents. They have little protection, whereas drivers of cars often have airbags and other measures that help prevent injury, including seat belts. So, what are the common causes of motorbike accidents?
Bends in the roads can be dangerous, especially if the biker takes an unfamiliar bend at speed. If a car driver decides to overtake on a blind bend, a biker coming the other way could be injured if the car strikes them.
Other common causes of motorbike accidents
Accidents at junctions are common too. Not all car drivers are careful to watch for motorbikes, and may not see one before they pull out. It is very easy to knock a biker to the ground, and even if they are wearing leathers they could easily sustain serious injuries.
Some bikers choose to take risks and overtake at the wrong moment, either on a bend or when there is no room to re-join their own lane at a later point. However, some bikers are hurt because of the actions of others, who fail to see them, even when the bikers are doing nothing wrong. It is therefore imperative to be alert to the actions – and potential actions – of others. The common causes of motorbike accidents can be avoided if only a little more care and attention is given on the roads.
Of course, you might already have been hurt in a non-fault accident, in which case you may want to know more about the possibility of claiming compensation.
Have you been injured in a motorbike accident recently?
If you were hurt within the last three years, there is still time to make a claim if someone else was to blame for knocking you off your bike. Injuries in biking accidents can be serious, and can change the way you live your life, at least for a time. If you could win compensation, it could ease the pressure financially.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline), or call on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. When you speak to a member of our team, you can find out once and for all whether you can claim for suffering from one of the common causes of motorbike accidents on the roads today. Our initial advice is free and there is no obligation to move forward with a claim.