Leek is a market town in the county of Staffordshire. It is an ancient borough and was granted its Royal Charter in 1214. It is the administrative centre for the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. King John granted Ranulph de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, the right to hold a weekly Wednesday market and an annual seven-day fair in Leek in 1207.
Leek’s coat of arms is made up of a Saltire Shield. On the top is the Staffordshire Knot, either side is the famous Leek “Double Sunset” and below a gold garb.
Leek sits in perfect motorbike country and its roads are popular with bikers. If one of them is involved in an accident, whether it’s in Leek or anywhere else in the UK, and they are injured, they may want to use an injury lawyer in Leek.
Motorbikes and an injury lawyer in Leek
An accident on a motorbike can have dire consequences, serious and life changing injuries, and if that accident was not your fault, you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Leek.
There are more motorbikes on the UK roads than ever, they now account for 1% of all traffic. Unfortunately, they account for 20% of all accidents and as a motorbike does not give the protection a car does, the injuries tend to be more severe and may need to use an injury lawyer in Leek.Open Claim Calculator
About half the accidents involving motorbikes also involve a car. This is mainly because car drivers do not see them until it is too late and quite often they can’t stop in time to avoid the accident. The training to ride a motorbike includes a lot of awareness training and there is a school of thought that says car drivers should be taught the same, that motorbike riders actually make better car drivers because of it.
The dire consequences of a motorbike accident
Providing the rider survives the accident, they are 40 times more likely to die than a car driver, there are many injuries they could sustain, just a few of them being:
- Broken Bones
- Road Rash – this is where the rider slides along the road and removes skin and flesh from his body
- Bikers Arm – motorbikes are heavy and if they fall onto the rider in the accident can crush the arm
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
There are ways to reduce the risks
The motorbike rider can reduce the risk of the injury being quite so severe by wearing a well fitting good quality helmet, leathers, sturdy boots and biking gloves. If the helmet gets dropped or knocked, it should be discarded and replaced, as the integrity of it will be in doubt.
Accident Advice Helpline
Rather than usual a local injury lawyer in Leek you could always use a national provider instead. Accident Advice Helpline is expert in dealing with personal injury compensation claims for the blameless victims of motorbike accidents, as well as all other types of accidents. We have been handling them for over 13 years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience.
You should call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will talk you through the processes and help you start your claim.