With the recession, motorbikes have become ever more popular, they are cheaper to buy than cars, cheaper to insure and cheaper to run. Where it used to be a pastime for many, now more and more often people are using motorbikes for commuting to and from work.
Motorbike riders are very vulnerable on our roads because of the lack of protection a bike gives and sometimes they are injured in accidents that were not their fault. Then they should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to talk about making a personal injury claim in Brighton for compensation.
Motorbike riders and making a personal injury claim in Brighton
Motorbikes account for nearly 2% of the traffic on our roads but they are involved in 20% of road traffic accidents. Not clever reading for anyone thinking of buying a bike, but with over 1 million of them registered with the DVLA for use, it is inevitable accidents will happen.
If you are a motorbike rider injured in an accident that was not your own fault, claiming compensation is an option available to you according to UK law.
The precautions riders can take to reduce the risk of accidents, serious injuries and having to make a personal injury claim in Brighton
Most accidents are not the motorbikers fault, they are often caused by potholes, bad road surfaces and other road users.
It is not always possible to avoid an accident that someone else causes but there are a few things riders can do to try and help and perhaps reduce the severity of their injuries if they are in an accident.
- A good quality, well fitting helmet is vitally important. They reduce the risk of a head injury by 50% but still 80% of motorbike deaths are because of brain injuries.
- Good leather clothing is important too. Leather is a much hardier material than both and will help reduce the severity of such injuries as road rash.
- Something bright will make the rider more visible to other road users, and maybe mean that they are seen before it is too late to stop.
- Riders should never wear headphones for music or their mobile phones. These can be too distracting and a lack of concentration is the last thing a rider needs.
- Riders should always expect the unexpected, and be ready to take evasive action if possible.
There are some who think that motorbike riders make much better car drivers. This is because part of the training for riding a motorbike is all about being aware of what is going on around and they take this awareness with them behind the wheel of a car.
Making an injury claim in Brighton with Accident Advice Helpline
Using one of the leading specialist law firms in the UK has to be the best way to make your compensation claim and this is exactly why you should use Accident Advice Helpline.
Bikers are usually blamed for most accidents, when in reality it is very rarely their fault. We will make sure they are fairly treated and do not take the blame for an accident that was not their fault
Date Published: 21st October 2014