Road safety statistics repeatedly show that the roads in the UK are getting safer. Fewer people are getting injured and killed than they were ten years ago. This is most likely due to improved safety design features in vehicles and road safety measures.
However, there is one group of road users who still appear to be most vulnerable to road traffic accidents, and they are motorcyclists. What’s more, when motorcyclists are involved in a road traffic accident, they are more likely to suffer a serious injury.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be able to start a motorcycle claim with an injury claim solicitor in Gomersal. You will need to show that someone else was at fault for the accident, and in motorcycle claims this is usually another driver. Drivers cause motorcyclists to be injured when they do not drive with sufficient care and attention. Some drivers pull out at junctions and do not check the road well enough to spot an approaching motorcyclist. Others make a manoeuvre without checking to see if a motorcyclist is approaching. Heavy goods vehicles and buses can cause a particular hazard to the motorcyclist. The sad fact is that if a motorcyclist and a heavy goods vehicle collide, it will be the motorcyclist who gets most severely injured.
Claiming for motorcycle accidents
The claim can start even before you make the first call to Accident Advice Helpline. If it is at all possible, you should collect some vital information at the scene. This would include the contact details for all the drivers involved in the accident, and of the witnesses. If you are badly injured, then someone else may need to do this for you. Photographs can also be very useful later on in the claim. You can call Accident Advice Helpline for some early advice as soon as you want to after the accident – even from the accident scene. We have a 24/7 hotline that enables you to do this any time of the day or night.
Handling a motorcycle claim with an injury claim solicitor in Gomersal
Later on in the claims process, your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer will collate all of the information relating to the accident and show who was at fault. If this was another driver, then you will probably be claiming from a motor insurance policy. The Accident Advice Helpline lawyers are highly experienced in communicating with large insurance firms and will negotiate hard on your behalf.
There will be two elements to your compensation payout. The first is for the injury itself. The more serious injuries tend to get the higher levels of compensation. The second is for what is sometimes called out-of-pocket expenses. These are expenses that you have incurred because you are injured, including things like loss of wages and childcare bills.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown