Motorbike riders account for nearly 2% of the traffic on UK roads, but are involved in 20% of accidents, which is why so many of them make Greenwich car accident claims for compensation.
It is not unusual for them to be involved in accidents with cars, particularly on traffic islands and at junctions. Car drivers just seem to be unaware of them until it is too late, and the consequences can be dire.
But it is not just car drivers that cause accidents with motorbikes. Motorbike riding is a passion for some, and they often attend big meetings of hundreds of riders. These tend to be on pub car parks, or in small towns, and they all get together to admire each other’s bikes and chat to like minded people.
They are generally a friendly bunch, who respect each other and take care not to cause another rider to be injured – most of the time. Sometimes accidents do happen though, where one rider has caused another to be injured through no fault of their own.
How riders cause accidents and Greenwich car accident claims
Just like with all other road vehicles, you will get motorbikes that exceed speed limits and do not obey the rules of the road. Then there are the riders who like to show off, doing wheelies and other stunts on their bikes.
These are the riders that will cause accidents, and there has been occasions where a biker has run into the crowd and injured those watching, innocent bystanders who are not always bikers themselves.
How car drivers cause accidents and Greenwich car accident claims
It is not just motorbike riders that have large unofficial meetings, car drivers do the same. It does tend to be the younger drivers that do this; they want to show off their souped up cars and their skills. Unfortunately, some of them do not have the experience to drive in such a manner, and these gatherings can end in accidents with innocent victims who make Greenwich car accident claims.
But you do not have to be doing something like this to be injured in an accident that was not your own fault. In everyday life driving accidents happen all the time, in fact it is estimated that there are over 10,000 road traffic accidents in the UK every week of the year.
Getting what is rightfully yours
If you have been injured through the actions of someone else, claiming compensation from them is a legal right, but as a legal process, you need the help of a specialist law firm that deals in this area of the law. That is why over 25,000 people contact Accident Advice Helpline each month, and why we are so successful at helping them.
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Date Published: 27th November 2014