Injury solicitors in Holmrock talking about motorbike accidents
Road accidents in the UK are a daily occurrence, and motorbike riders seem to fare worst than most. Motorbikes are cheaper to buy, to tax, to insure, and on fuel and maintenance. Many riders are turning to them as a commuting vehicle because of the recession, and they now account for 1% of all traffic on our roads. Unfortunately, they also account for 20% of accidents, and a motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die in an accident than a car driver. If you have been injured while riding your motorbike, and the accident was not your fault, injury solicitors in Holmrock will help make your personal injury claim.
The precautions motorbike riders can take
Motorbike riders are very vulnerable on the road, but there are a few precautions they can take to try and reduce the risk of serious injury, such as:
- Wearing a well fitting, good quality helmet;
- Wearing leather clothing and gloves; and
- Wearing good sturdy boots.
Crash helmets reduce the risk of serious head injuries by 50%, but still 80% of fatalities from motorbike accidents are because of head injuries. Riders should make sure they purchase their helmet from a reputable dealer, as there are many fakes on the market that provide little or no protection.
The leather clothes and gloves will protect their skin if they slide along the road after an accident. Road rash, where the skin and flesh are scraped from their bodies, is a very painful condition, and wearing leather clothes can help reduce the risk of it. Good, sturdy boots will help protect the feet and ankles from breakages.
The other reasons for accidents that may mean using injury solicitors in Holmrock
Motorbike accidents do not always involve another vehicle, as there are many other hazards for bike riders on the roads: potholes are a problem, mud can be dangerous, and diesel on the road can be lethal for a motorbike rider.
Potholes should be repaired by the responsible authority, a lot of mud is left on country lanes by farmers’ tractors, and diesel if often spilled from overfilled tanks on lorries that drip onto the road as they go round an island.
Accident Advice Helpline will make your motor biking personal injury claim for you
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that every aspect of your claim is examined, making sure that every effect of your claim is accounted for. We will do this quickly and efficiently while maximising the amount of your compensation award.
When you call our freephone number on 0800 180 4123, we will be friendly and helpful. We will talk through your claim with you, but will not pressurise you to pursue it. That will be your decision, but if you do want to continue then we will start the process for you.
You could also try our 30-second test online, which will give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
Date Published: 7th January 2014
Author: Clare P