Motorcycle accidents unfortunately occur more often than they should. Unsurprisingly, motorcycle riders are also more likely to suffer serious injuries when involved in an accident. Other road users, such as cars, buses and trucks often neglect to use their mirrors properly and often do not see motorcycles.
Some causes of motorcycle accidents
- Other vehicle driver failed to see a motorcycle and caused a collision
- Sliding on ice or diesel spillage
- Motor cyclist is forced to swerve or brake due to other road users
- Drink drivers
- Other road users failing to give correct right of way
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable and susceptible to serious injury, due to them having less protection then other vehicle users. They do not have seat belts or air bags for added protection. Also, upon impact with another vehicle, they do not have a barrier protecting them.
Common injuries sustained by motorcycle users:
- Cuts and skin abrasions
- Disfigurement i.e. teeth damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Strains and sprains
- Head injuries
What to do if you are involved in an accident
Firstly remain calm. It is no use getting angry or upset. You need to think logically and clearly.
The most important thing is your health and well-being. If you feel you are seriously injured or have difficulty moving then get help and ask for an ambulance.
Obtain the details of the person who caused the accident, write down their name, address and vehicle make, model and registration details. Also take down details of any witnesses who may be able to help expert motorcycle accident lawyers who are pursuing a claim for compensation on your behalf.
Expert motorcycle accident lawyers
Sometimes it may feel like you have fewer rights on the road than other road users. However if you have had a motorcycle accident, expert motorcycle accident lawyers can help you claim compensation for your personal injuries and any financial loss. The accident should have occurred within the last three years and not have been your fault. You have the same rights as other road users to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can connect you with expert motorcycle accident lawyers who are specialists in claiming compensation for personal injury. We have specialist experience and knowledge in dealing with motorcycle accident compensation claims.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for advice on making a motorcycle accident compensation claim. We will assess the details and let you know if you are eligible to make a claim, and also how much you are likely to be awarded.
You can also take our super easy and fast 30-second online test to check if you qualify to make a claim.
We understand that you are suffering physically, emotionally, and financially. We will do our very best to help you in this difficult time and put the accident behind you. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to discuss things in more detail.
Date Published: 21st January 2013