Injury lawyers in Ullapool and motorbike accidents
Ullapool is a small town in Highland, Scotland. Despite its small size it is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland.
Scotland is very popular with motorbike riders and they have some great roads for them to get out and about on their bikes. Unfortunately, it does not matter what part of the country you are in, motorbikes are involved in accidents and injuries sustained. If you are in a motorbike accident that was not your fault, and sustained injuries severe enough to need medical attention, you should be speaking to injury lawyers Ullapool about making a personal injury claim.
Injury lawyers in Ullapool and accident statistics
Unfortunately, more motorbikes mean more motorbike accidents and more motorbike accident claims.. 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. They are 40 times more likely to die than a car driver because they do not have the protection of the metal bubble around them. This creates the need for a lot of them to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers Ullapool.
Why the accidents happen
There are endless reasons why an accident can happen, the most common one where other vehicles are involved being that the motor driver just did not see the biker in time to stop. Some reasons for motorbike accidents are:
- Potholes or bad road surfaces
- Spillages on the road, diesel is particularly dangerous to a motor biker
- Trails of mud left by farmers and construction lorries
- Collisions with other vehicles – cars, buses lorries etc.
- Filtering through traffic, cars do not always indicate when they are changing lanes
- Opening of car doors without looking, knocking the motor biker off their bike
- Defect on the bike such as brakes could cause a nasty accident
These are just a few of the reasons a motorbike accident could happen that would not be the fault of the victim. If they injuries were bad enough to need medical attention, if they survived of course, then they would be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.
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. The crash helmets reduces the risk of serious head injury by 50%, but still 80% of motorbike deaths are because of brain injuries.
Making your motorbike injury claim
You should contact Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. They have the expertise to deal with all types of accidents, not just ones involving motorbikes. Their 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: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown