Motorbike accident claims
Being a motorbike rider nowadays is fast becoming a favourite pastime within the UK. One of the main reasons for this is because motorbikes are cheap to buy and run.
Although this is the case, being a motorbike rider is very dangerous. Riders are vulnerable as they have no protective shell around them, so if an accident occurs the injuries tend to be more severe. There is clothing that they can wear to try to protect them, for example:
- Leather trousers and jacket. Leather is a lot more robust than denim or similar materials, and will give the rider better protection against burns and road rash.
- Leather gloves will give the hands good protection
- A well fitting good quality helmet. There are many fakes on the market, so don’t be tempted to buy one from somewhere that is not a reputable supplier. It might cost you more, but it could mean the difference between life and death. If you drop or damage your helmet, you should discard it as its integrity could be compromised.
- Good quality sturdy leather boots will help to protect your feet and ankles, which are particularly susceptible to breaks in motorbike accidents.
Bikers should try to ensure that any pillion riders are attired in a similar fashion, as they will need protecting as well. If the rider or pillion is injured in an accident that was not their fault, they may want to consult with an injury lawyer in Studley about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Injuries sustained in motorbike accidents
There are many injuries that can be the result of a motorbike accident. A few of them are:
- Head and brain injuries: helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries by 50%, but this is still the way in which 80% of accident fatalities happen;
- Back and spine injuries: another common injury for motorbike riders to sustain;
- Road rash: this is where the rider slides along the road, removing skin and flesh from their body;
- Biker’s arm: this is where the rider takes the full weight of the bike and it crushes the arm;
- Fractures: these are very common in motorbike accidents because the riders tend to land with a thump; and
- Facial injuries: these are more likely to happen if the helmet is not a full face one, as the face will be more exposed.
You need to speak with an injury lawyer in Studley about making a personal injury compensation claim if you sustain any of these, or any other injuries, in an accident that was not your fault.
Accident Advice Helpline have the experience you need
To make a personal injury claim for a motorbike accident, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, the experts in this field. For over 15 years, we have been helping people get the compensation they deserved, and now we want to help you. We have the experience and knowledge you need to make the likelihood of your claim more successful.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown