Motorbike riders are typical examples of the innocent victims who have the legal right to make a personal injury claim in Dover, when they have been injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
Why motorbikers might want to make a personal injury claim in Dover or anywhere else in the UK
There are over 1 million motorbikes registered for use in the UK, and they account for nearly 2% of our traffic. But unfortunately, they are involved in 20% of road traffic accidents – not pretty reading for motorbike riders.
Motorbikes have become more and more popular over the last few years and that is not just for hobbies but for commuting as well. They cost so much less to buy and run than a car, that even after spending a few hundred pounds on the proper gear, makes them a cheaper option.
But if they hit a pothole, or another road vehicle hits the bike, the riders and any pillion passengers can be very seriously injured and if they survive the accident, they may find their life is altered forever.
If the accident they were injured in was not their own fault, they may be entitled to compensation, and they should be talking to Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury claim in Dover.
How most motorbike accidents happen
There are two main reasons for motorbike accidents. One is potholes and bad road surfaces, the other is drivers not seeing them unit it is too late to stop.
Of course there are some motorbike accidents the riders are to blame for, but that is the minority, other people being the cause of most of them.
It is very hard to avoid an accident caused by someone else, it is usually so sudden and unexpected. All the riders can do is make sure they wear a well-fitting, good quality helmet, and leather clothing, both of which will help protect them if they are in an accident.
If fact, a good helmet will reduce the risk of head injuries by 50%, but still 80% of deaths among motorbike riders are because of head injuries.
How motorbike riders can make a personal injury claim in Dover
Motorbike riders are often automatically blamed for an accident; a situation that is very unfair. At Accident Advice Helpline we have helped many of them prove they were not at fault and get the compensation they were entitled to.
We have over 15 years’ experience of making claim of all types, and have the knowledge, experience and expertise to make sure our claimants are treated fairly, no matter what type of accident they were injured in.
All any innocent victim needs do is call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak with our friendly advisors, or complete one of our online options and an expert claims advisor will call them.
Date Published: 22nd October 2014