Injury claim in Sticklepath
Sticklepath is a village on Dartmoor, which is 368 square miles of National Park in the county of Devon. It is a very popular area for tourists, having marvelous views from the roads. Cars, cycles and motorbikes all use the roads across the moors, not only as a way to get from one place to another, but as way of spending a great day out riding the roads and walking the moors. Unfortunately, like on most UK roads, accidents happen and if you are the blameless victim of an accident, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Sticklepath.
Motorbike Accidents resulting in an injury claim in Sticklepath
Sometimes, the accidents involve motorbikes, something that is happening more often as the number of bikes on the roads increases. Unfortunately, more motorbikes mean more motorbike accidents. Although Motorbikes account for only 1% of the traffic on UK roads, they are involved in 20% of the accidents, and they are not all the fault of the rider. This creates the need for a lot of them to make an injury claim in Sticklepath.
The reasons for motorbike accidents
There are endless reasons why an accident can happen, some of them for motorbike accidents are:
- Defective parts
- Oil or mud on the road
- Potholes or bad road surfaces
- Collisions with other vehicles – cars, buses lorries etc.
- Opening of car doors
Motorbikes riders are 40 times more likely to die in an accident than car drivers, a terrifying statistic. If you survive the accident, and someone else was at fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Sticklepath.
The sort of injuries you may sustain
When you are riding your motorbike, you do not have the protection of the car or other vehicle in which you sit. Although riders wear crash helmets, and most of them wear leathers for protection, there are injuries you can get from a motorbike accident that you would not get in a car accident; you are more vulnerable on a bike. Among others, the injuries can be:
- Road rash – caused by sliding along the road and damaging the skin and sometimes bones
- Bikers arm – a crushed arm because of the motorbike falling sideways
- Spinal injuries – depends on the location and extent of the trauma as to how serious this will be
- Brain injuries – the most common of motorbike injuries, ranging from mild to severe
- Broken bones – we have over 200 bones in our body, so there’s plenty of choice which ones to break
Wearing your helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury by up to 50%, but as you can see, there are horrendous injuries that can result from a motorbike accident.
Where you should go to make your personal injury claim in Sticklepath
You should contact Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone number, 0800 689 0500. They have the expertise to deal with all types of accidents, not just ones involving motorbikes. Our solicitors will include every facet of your claim and ensure you get the highest amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline have a 30-second test on our website, completion of this will give you some guidance as to the amount you can expect to receive.
Date Published: 24th September 2013
Author: David Brown