Many road traffic accidents in the UK occur between cars and motorbikes. It can sometimes be difficult to discern who is at fault — the person driving the car or the person riding the motorcycle. It’s important to figure this out, as the party ruled not at fault may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault and you’d like to claim compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline. We may be able to help, and can offer you free no-obligation advice from an injury lawyer in Bala.
There are many ways in which a car may be the cause of a collision with a motorcyclist. Drivers sometimes emerge from junctions without checking the road or fail to judge the speed of an approaching motorbike and pull out despite the fact they know one is coming. Then there’s the classic ‘I just didn’t see him’ argument.
Car drivers should be aware that simply checking their mirror could make them more aware of approaching motorcyclists, including checking their mirrors and maintaining safe distance from motorbikes in front of them. It’s also best to allow a motorcycle that’s too close to overtake, rather than speeding up.
Motorcyclists can also take steps to ensure they’re not at risk of causing a road accident. It’s important to indicate or signal clearly prior to a manoeuvre and be mindful of where other road users are on the road. They should also wear high-visibility clothing and ensure they’re not getting too close to cars and other vehicles, allowing plenty of distance between them and the vehicle in front.
Making a claim with an injury lawyer in Bala
To make a claim for compensation after a road traffic accident, call Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll set you up with an injury lawyer in Bala from our network of 200 legal professionals, all of whom work on a no win no fee* basis. Your claim will be handled with sensitivity and professionalism every step of the way, with advisors on hand via our 24/7 helpline to answer any further questions you may have. Most claims can be handled entirely over the phone, with very few claimants required to attend court.
Get a better idea of your eligibility for compensation with our 30-second online test, which will also provide you with an idea of how much your claim might be worth should it be successful. Bear in mind that these numbers are only estimates and cannot be guaranteed.
Get started today; call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 7th November 2013
Author: David Brown