Motorbike riders, and their pillion passengers, are very vulnerable to serious injuries if they are involved in an accident. If the accident was not their fault, they could be entitled to make Hammersmith and Fulham motorcycle accident claims, but it is much better if they can reduce the risk of this happening to them so that they do not have to claims compensation.
How motorbike riders can reduce the risk of serious injury and the need to make Hammersmith and Fulham motorcycle accident claims
There is not much motorbike riders can do to stop accidents that someone else causes, but they can try to reduce the serious of their injuries by wearing the proper gear, such as:
- A well fitting good quality helmet. A good helmet will reduce the risk of a head injury by 50%, but if it is dropped, it should be replaced, as its integrity will be in doubt.
- Good quality leather clothing can reduce the severity of injuries like road rash, and burns from a hot exposed engine.
- Sturdy boots to protect the feet and ankles are a good idea, as are leather gloves to protect the hands.
All these leather items are not cheap, but they are so much hardier than other materials that if they are looked after properly, they will last years. The difference between wearing leather and less hardy materials can be the difference between a very serious and a mild injury, and it is money well spent.
Why motorbike accidents happen
There are lots of reasons for motorbike accidents, but the two main ones are potholes and other motorist’s errors. Many car drivers say they just do not see the motorbikes until it is too late to stop, or they misjudge the distance between them. This causes many of the accidents motorbikes are involved in, but not as many as potholes and bad road surfaces.
As the main cause of motorbike, and cycling, accidents, they can also cause some of the most serious injuries. The problem is not that are thrown from their bike, it is where and what on they land.
This could be in so many dangerous places, like the path of other traffic or over a motorway bridge being just two examples that would cause the rider or his pillion very serious injuries, if they were not killed.
Making Hammersmith and Fulham motorcycle accident claims
It does not matter what type of accident you were in, what injuries your sustained, or where it was, as long as someone else was to blame, you could make Hammersmith and Fulham motorcycle accident claims for compensation and Accident Advice Helpline are the best specialist law firm to help you.
With our experience, expertise and knowledge, you claim will have a better chance of success, and we aim to make the processes as stress-free as we can. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 30th November 2014