An injury claim in Rochester could be made for a motorbike accident
Motorbikes have become much more popular on UK roads since the onset of the recession. They are cheaper to buy, tax and insure, and cheaper on fuel and maintenance. Many riders are turning to them as a commuting vehicle rather than a car, and they now account for 1% of all traffic on our roads. Unfortunately, they also account for 20% of accidents and a motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die in an accident than a car driver.
There is not always another driver involved in your injury claim in Rochester
It is not at all uncommon for motorbike riders to be thrown from their bikes for reasons other than colliding with another motor vehicle, such as:
- A pothole in the road, quite often not seen until the last second when it is too late;
- A bad road surface;
- Oil or mud on the roads, which can be lethal to a bike riders, making them lose control and end up in the path of traffic coming in the other direction; or
- Grit on the roads, which can have the same bad effects as oil and mud.
If one of these have caused you to have a motorbike accident, the fault would probably lie with the local authority that should be looking after the roads, and it is to them you would make an injury claim Rochester.
When the other driver is uninsured
It is illegal to have a motor vehicle on the UK roads without at least having third party insurance. As with all things, you will always get people who do not comply. If you were the blameless victim of an accident in which the other driver was uninsured or untraceable, your injury claim in Rochester would be referred to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. They exist to make sure the victims of accidents do not lose out because of the lack of insurance.
If everything is in order
If the other driver is insured, was to blame for the accident and you needed medical attention for your injuries, you would be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline will make your personal injury claim for you
Whether your claim is against the local authority, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau or an insurance company, we will handle your claim with the respect it deserves. We will ensure that every aspect of your claim is examined, making sure that every bad effect of your claim is accounted for. We will do this quickly and efficiently, while maximising the amount of your compensation award.
When you phone our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, we will be friendly and helpful. We will talk through your claim with you, but will not pressurise you to pursue it. That will be your decision, but if you do want to continue we will start the process for you.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown