If you’ve been injured in a motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be looking for injury solicitors in Glamis to help you make a claim for personal injury insurance. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help – we’ve helped thousands of people to make similar successful claims.
Take care when riding your motorbike
There are approximately 10,000 accidents on UK roads every week, many of them minor bumps in which no one is harmed. Nearly 190,000 of them last year, though, involved serious injury or death, with an average of 5 people a day losing their lives on UK roads. The vehicles involved range from bicycles to articulated lorries and some of them involve motorbikes.
Motorbikes now account for 1% of all traffic on UK roads but unfortunately, they are involved in 20% of deaths and serious injuries from accidents. The motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die in an accident than a car driver because they do not have the protective bubble of metal around them. They are more likely to need to use the services of injury solicitors in Glamis if the accident they were in was not their fault.
Motorbike riders may need injury solicitors in Glamis
Motorbike riders are very vulnerable when out on the roads. Potholes and bad road surfaces are a hazard for them but the most common cause of a motorbike accident is other vehicle drivers not seeing them until it is too late to stop. This is not the fault of the motorbike rider, but of the other drivers as the biggest reason for all road traffic accidents is a lack of concentration.
If any motorbike rider is injured in an accident that was not their fault, they should contact injury solicitors in Glamis to make a personal injury claim.
The injuries that can result from a motorbike accident
Crash helmets reduce the risk of a fatal head injury by about 50% but still 80% of motorcycle deaths are because of serious head injuries. The other injuries a motorbike rider may sustain are:
- Road rash (this is where the rider slides along the road scraping skin and flesh from their body)
- Bikers arm (this is where the accident happens in such a way that the bike falls on the arm and crushes it)
- Burns from the engine
- Broken bones
- Back and spinal injuries
- Facial injuries (a full face helmet can help reduce this risk)
- Internal injuries
- Damage to their joints
If you sustain injuries in any one of these accidents, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
How to make a personal injury claim
The simplest way to make a personal injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline and let them do it for you. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle your claim quickly and efficiently, giving you as little stress as possible.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and talk to one of our advisors about your accident and injuries. They will answer all your questions and provide you with all the information you need about making a personal injury compensation claim.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you need not worry about finding the money to start your claim.
Date Published: 27th December 2013
Author: David Brown