Motor biking accidents and making an injury claim in Newhaven
Riding a motorbike has become very popular on UK roads and now accounts for 1% of all traffic. If riders take care and other motor vehicles notice they are there, they should be perfectly safe. Unfortunately, for some reason other road users often do not see them until it is too late and this accounts for nearly 50% of accidents that involve motorbikes.
If you are injured in a motorbike accident you may need to make an injury claim in Newhaven
Bikers do not have the protection a car driver has, no metal bubble around them. If they are sensible they will wear good quality leathers, boots and helmet to give them as much protection as possible. Unfortunately, if they are injured in an accident the consequences can be dire and they may need to make an injury claim. Some of the injuries bikers sustain are:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries bailers arm
- Road rash
- Cuts and bruises
- Back and spinal injuries
Injuries like these can be life changing, not just for the victim but for their immediate family as well. Sometimes, if they survive the accident the injuries are so severe they are not capable of making the injury claim themselves. In this situation, a relative should contact Accident Advice Helpline on their behalf.
The considerations of a personal injury compensation claim
Before the personal injury claim is submitted, the impact on the life of the victim and family need to be considered. Our solicitors would look at every possible facet and these could include:
- Pain and suffering caused by the injuries
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earnings, for the future as well as the present
- Replacement of damaged goods. Although they never be able to ride again, they should be compensated for the value of leathers, helmet etc.
- Care costs if they are no longer able to look after themselves
- Home adaption, perhaps if their legs are damaged and they have to use a wheelchair. Then they would need ramps fitted
- Home moving if the current home is totally unsuitable after the accident
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments
- Medical costs for extra medicines and treatment that might not be available on the NHS
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident
Making a personal injury claim in Newhaven
After an accident of magnitude, the rider could well be very traumatised. The last thing on their mind will be finance but at some time they have to be dealt with. If they are not going to be able to go back to work how are they going to survive financially? This is the whole point of compensation, its not meant to be free money – it is to help cover the costs caused by the accident, for the future as well as now.
Accident advice Helpline have all the expertise you need to do this. If you call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, you will find the advisors are friendly and professional. They will give you free legal advice on what course of action you should take and will take the stress away by dealing with your claim for you.
Date Published: 1st September 2013