There are lots of popular places for motorbike riders to visit throughout the UK. However, motorbikes can be very dangerous machines to be on and riders need to take great care. You are very vulnerable while you are on a motorbike because of the lack of protection compared to a car, and if you have an accident and suffer injuries through no fault of your own, then the consequences can be dire. Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you have been involved in a motorbike accident in South Somerset that wasn’t your fault, to see if you are entitled to make an injury claim.
The injuries sustained in a motorbike accident tend to be more serious than those of car drivers, and if you have been involved in one in which you were the innocent victim, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you make an injury claim against the person responsible for your accident.
Protective clothing and a motorbike accident in South Somerset
You should wear as much protective clothing as possible if you are on a motorbike, as this could help reduce the risk of serious injury if you are involved in an accident, such things as:
- A well fitting good quality helmet. This is the most important thing a rider should wear, and it is illegal to ride a motorbike without one. They reduce the risk of a serious head injury by 50%, but don’t be tempted to skimp and buy second hand. If they have been dropped their integrity cannot be guaranteed, and then they would give very little protection.
- Wear leather trousers and jacket. Leather is a very robust material and if you slide down the road after coming off your motorbike, it will hold together better than anything else.
- Leather gloves. For the above reasons, you need something that will give the hands good protection as well.
- Good quality sturdy leather boots. These will help protect the feet and ankles, which are particularly susceptible to breaks in motorbike accidents.
The engine on a motorbike is very hot and is exposed. It is not unusual for bikers to be burned by their bike engines in an accident, and all the leather will help give some protection against that as well.
Accident Advice Helpline know the biker is not always to blame
There seems to be an assumption that when there is a motorbike accident in South Somerset it must always be the fault of the motorbike rider, when in reality the opposite is true. We know this to be the case and will make sure that our motorbike claimants are treated fairly and with the respect they deserve.
To make a personal injury claim for a motorbike accident, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in this field. For over 15 years we have been helping people get the compensation they deserved, and have been very successful in making sure that many thousand of victims have received what they were entitled to. Talk to our advisors today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th June 2014