Involved in a motorbike accident and need an expert solicitor in Alnwick to manage your injury claim?
Motorbikes are an economical and efficient way of commuting around town and getting to and from your place of work. They offer a quick and direct way of accessing towns without getting stuck in the inevitable traffic jams and hold ups on the motorways.
However, motorbikes still remain one of the most dangerous forms of transport on the roads. A motorbike offers little in the way of protection to it’s rider with no body panels to protect the limbs and torso. Motorbikes tend to be designed with flair and speed in mind, not rider safety. Any protection that a rider needs to remain safe on the bike, must be provided by secondary protection such as leathers, safety helmet, boots and gloves – not from the bike itself.
At the scene of a motorbike crash
It is every motorist’s worst nightmare to be involved in an accident that affects other people; whether they are pedestrians, other drivers or motorcyclists. At the scene of any accident, it is important that:
- You STOP at the scene. This is a legal requirement to check for casualties and summon assistance.
- You ensure that the scene is safe and you are not putting yourself in danger.
- You check for casualties and offer first aid where appropriate.
- You summon emergency assistance.
- You turn off engines and switch on hazard lights to warn other road users of your presence in the road.
- You ask bystanders to direct the oncoming traffic to warn them to slow down on their approach.
- You do not remove the helmet of a motorcyclist unless they stop breathing and you need to perform CPR.
- You exchange personal, insurance and vehicle details with the other relevant parties involved in the accident.
Causes of motorbike accidents
Not all accidents are caused by the fault of the motorcyclist. Sometimes accidents are caused by the fault or negligence of other road users and in these circumstances, you may be eligible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
- Failure to stop at junctions and traffic lights.
- Failure to give way where instructed by road markings and road signs.
- Failure to inform other road users of your intentions by lack of indication or signals.
- Driving at excessive speeds for the roads, weather or traffic flow.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Driving recklessly without due care and attention.
- Mechanical failure of a vehicle; vehicle not roadworthy.
- Loss of control of a vehicle.
Don’t despair! Call the expert solicitor in Alnwick!
Call Accident Advice Helpline to ensure that your claim is in professional and expert hands. With just one phone call to their dedicated telephone helpline, you can start your personal injury compensation claim straight away.
Once you have spoken to their helpful telephone advisers and you have received the relevant no obligation advice, you can decide if you wish to pursue a no-win, no-fee* claim using their expert solicitor in Alnwick.
With over 15 years’ experience, Accident Advice Helpline can ensure that all aspects of your compensation claim are processed with accountability on your behalf.
Date Published: 12th March 2014
Author: David Brown