Motorbike riders sometimes need to use an injury lawyer in Tintern when they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. More than half of motorbike accidents are caused by potholes and bad road surfaces and many of the others by other road users. Part of the motorbike training is awareness and the riders are so much more alert to what is going on around them that it is only a small percentage of motorbike accidents that are caused by the riders themselves.
When riders are at fault for an accident, it is usually because they lose control of the bike at speed, as motorbikes will travel at speeds much higher than cars. They also sometimes get caught out when filtering through traffic, which should be done at a low speed and some riders pay no heed to this and filter far to fast.
The ways other road users cause motorbike accidents and the need to call an injury lawyer in Tintern
The most common reason given for causing a motorbike accident is that the other road user did not see the motorbike until it was too late to stop. Serious injuries are caused in this way, just imagine if the other road user was driving an HGV or a bus. The motorbike rider would be lucky to survive a collision with such large vehicles.
In fact there are over one million bikes registered for use on our roads and that accounts for nearly 2% of the traffic. Motorbike accidents account for 20% of the accidents though and because of the lack of protection a bike gives, the riders in these accidents tend to suffer serious injuries.
What the rider can do to help avoid having to use an injury lawyer in Tintern
Riders can try to make themselves less vulnerable on our roads by:
- Making sure they wear a good quality, well fitting helmet. These reduce the risk of head injury by 50%, but still 80% of motorbike rider deaths are caused by head and brain injuries.
- Wear something bright to make yourself more visible.
- Wear leather clothing, as it is tougher and less likely to fall apart in an accident.
- Keep the bike well maintained; brake failure at the wrong time could literally be the death of you.
Making a claim for a motorbike accident
Whenever someone is injured in a road traffic accident, the police have to be called. They then compile an accident report, which often points the finger of blame and can be vital when making your personal injury claim. If you are not too badly injured to do so, make sure that your voice is heard so that your opinion of who was at fault are included in the report.
When you are ready to make your claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline either on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or by completing one of our online options. We will make your claim as simple as possible and will not require any money to start it. As we operate on the no win no fee* agreement, we will not want any money from you if your claim is lost either.