There are many different sorts of vehicles on the UK roads, and far too many accidents happen on them. These can be between cars, lorries, buses, tractors cycles, pedestrians, and even horse riders, but sometimes they involve motorbikes, and these can be the most serious of all.
Motorbike riders are very vulnerable in an accident because of the lack of protection a bike provides, but it is also a heavy piece of machinery with a very hot engine, and if it should fall on top of them can cause untold damage to the rider.
Whatever the accident though, if someone else caused it to happen, they could be entitled to compensation, and should be speaking to Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury claim in Mendip.
The causes of motorbike accidents that could result in a personal injury claim in Mendip
There are numerous reasons why motorbike accidents happen, but the two main ones seem to be potholes, and drivers not spotting them until it is too late. There is not a great deal the riders can de to avoid these types of accidents, but there are some precautions they can take to reduce the risk of it happening, and the seriousness of any injuries they may sustain:
- They should wear a well fitting good quality helmet as this will reduce the risk of head injuries by 50%
- They should wear good quality leather clothing as this will protect their bodies more, and reduce the seriousness of such injuries as road rash
- Good gloves and boots will help protect their feet and hands
- Wearing something bright can make them more visible to other road users
- Keeping their bike well maintained is important, brakes failing at the wrong time could mean the difference between life and death
These things might cost a bit to kit themselves out properly, but they are worth every penny if the rider is in an accident that was not their own fault.Open Claim Calculator
If you just think about a pothole throwing a rider from their bike, who knows where or how they will land, and what damage will be done, just because that pothole has not been repaired.
The other drivers not seeing them could be devastating, particularly if it is an bus or HGV that runs into them. Wearing the right gear and looking after their bike can only be of help in these situations.
How bikers should maker their personal injury claim in Mendip
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have helped thousands of motorbike riders get the compensation they were entitled to after someone else cause them injuries. It is often assumed that the biker must have been the reason the accident happened, but we will make sure they have the best legal representation and not let them take the blame for something that was not their fault.
We will not ask for any cash for the claim to be started, as we operate on the ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. This means that motorbike riders, nor anyone else, need hold back from making a claim because of the worry of huge legal bills if their claim is lost. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.