Injured Motorcyclist Compensation Claim in Scarcroft
Sadly, motorcycling accidents are all too common on our roads. In 2012, there were 362 motorcyclists killed on UK roads, and 5,247 were seriously injured – an increase of 10% from the previous year. What is even more alarming is that an estimated 80% of motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcycle driver.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you can claim compensation to help you get back to health. Whatever has happened to you, whether you were slightly injured or seriously injured, or if a loved one has died due to their injuries – Accident Advice Helpline are here to help and assist you with your compensation claim in Scarcroft.
Motorcycle accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons. According to statistics, 48% of accidents between motorbikes and cars are the result of the car driver failing to look properly, especially at junctions. Although motorcycle accidents often involve a collision with another vehicle, there are many other dangers on the road. Some common dangers include:
- Pot holes
- Poorly maintained roads – defective surfaces or objects in the road
- Spillages – oil and diesel spills
In such cases, you may be able to claim compensation. For example, if you come of your bike due to a diesel spill, you may be able to claim compensation from the local authority/company or person found to be responsible for the spill.
A collision between a motorcyclist and a car will always result in the biker coming of worst. Motorcyclists may wear helmets and protective clothing, but they are still 40 times more likely to be killed on the road than a car driver. Some common motorcycle injuries are:
- Fractures – most common are the shoulder and pelvis
- Sprains and Strains
- Contusions and Abrasions – road rash from sliding is common
- Brain Injury – most common are concussion and brain damage
- Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your motorcycle compensation claim in Scarcroft? We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We know that the majority of motorcycle accidents are not the biker’s fault. We also understand that the injuries and damages suffered can be complicated – and sometimes devastating. You can be assured that our solicitors fight hard to bring you the successful compensation claim you deserve, including help with ongoing or long-term medical costs, loss of income, future loss of income, and damages to motorcycle equipment. Whether you are the driver or the pillion passenger, call one of our friendly advisers today on 0800 689 0500 to start your motorcycle personal injury compensation claim.
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Date Published: 15th August 2013
Author: David Brown