Have you been injured as a result of a motorbike accident that was not your fault? As a way of attempting to get round the problem of congestion, there are an increasing number of people who are using motorbikes and mopeds. There has been an increase in the number of accidents that happen involving motorcycles, but this is not surprising due to the increase in motorcycles that are on the roads.
Nowadays, motorcycle accidents account for about 18% of all road accidents that happen within the United Kingdom. Research from 2007 shows that motorcyclists are 51 times more likely to be seriously injured or killed as a result of a road traffic accident compared to the car drivers. About 60% of accidents involving motorcycles also involved a car, and this is often due road users failing to notice the motorcyclists when they are overtaking and also at road junctions.
Many motorcyclists find that riding their bike gives them a rush of adrenaline, and this will very often go hand in hand with high speeds. Research has shown that a large proportion of road accidents involving motorcycles are due to them going too fast, and more than half of motorcyclists tend to exceed the speed limit. Another thing that has been shown to contribute towards this type of accident are drugs and alcohol. Both of these substances contribute to a large number of road accidents.
Other causes of motorcycle accidents include oil spills, loss of control, inexperience, driver error, potholes on the road and mechanical errors.
Claiming compensation for your motorcycle accident
When it comes to getting the compensation to which you are entitled for the accident that you have had, there are really two main options — to claim via a local injury lawyer in Eaglescliffe, or through a national law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. It is fair to say that there are advantages and disadvantages of both of these options.
The advantage of using an injury lawyer in Eaglescliffe is that they are based locally. However, their relevant experience might be a little limited and this can affect the outcome of your claim. The advantage of using a national law firm is that they have access to injury lawyers with a vast amount of experience and specialise in a specific type of accident.
Making your claim for compensation for your motorcycle accident
If you have chosen to claim your compensation through a national law firm, then Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. All you need to do is call 0800 689 0500. When you first contact the company, we will take full details of what has happened and the injuries that have been sustained, as this will enable us to appoint the most suitable lawyer to deal with your compensation case.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown