If you ride a motorbike, it could be your hobby or that you need it for commuting to and from work. Riding one is a skill all of its own, the riders have to be well trained or they will not pass the test, which is harder than a car driving test.
Motorbike riders are taught to be much more aware than car drivers, often the only time car drivers get the same level of awareness training is if they do an advanced driving course.
But this training is vital for motorbike riders because they are so vulnerable on our roads. They are more likely to be injured in an accident that was not their own fault, and 40 times more likely to die in an accident than a car driver.
Often, it is automatically assumed that the motorbike rider was to blame for an accident, but in reality the opposite is true and most motorbike accidents are caused by potholes or other road users not seeing them until it is too late. In either of these situations, the rider would be able to make a personal injury claim in the Derbyshire Dales, just as they would if they were injured in any other type of accident that was not their own fault.
Avoiding having to make a personal injury claim in the Derbyshire Dales
When a motorbike rider is riding along the road and a car shoots out of a side road because they have not looked properly and seen the bike approaching, there is very little the rider can do to avoid an accident. If they are lucky, they might be able to swerve to miss the car, but they are still likely to be thrown from their bike by such a manoeuvre.
Junctions and traffic islands are the most common places for car drivers to cause accidents with motorbikes, and if only they took a bit more care, the 20% of road traffic accidents that involve motorbike riders could be reduced, and then fewer riders would have to make a personal injury claim in the Derbyshire Dales.
Just like cars, riders sometimes have passengers on the back of their bikes, and these pillions are just as likely to be seriously injured in an accident as the rider.
Making a personal injury claim in the Derbyshire Dales
At Accident Advice Helpline we will make sure that the motorbike rider is not blamed for an accident that was not their fault, and will get them the compensation they are entitled to and deserve.
We have been handling claims for over 14 years and have the experience, knowledge and expertise that innocent victims need on their side. Our lawyers and solicitors are experts in making claims of all different types, and our network of nearly 200 of them means that we can cover accident claims all over the UK.
All victims need to do is contact us with the details of their accident and injuries, and leave the rest to us while they concentrate on the most important thing – getting better.
Date Published: 1st November 2014