Motorbike riding is becoming more popular every year in the UK, and there are now over 1 million bikes registered for use on our roads. They are comparatively cheap to buy, very cheap to run, and once you have kitted yourself out with the proper gear, there are not many costs at all.
The riders are at risk of serious injury if they get involved in a motorbike accident in Viewpark, because of the lack of protection a bike provides. There is some clothing they can buy to try and reduce the seriousness of their injuries, such as:
- Leather trousers and jacket. Leather is a lot more robust than denim or similar materials, and will give the rider better protection against burns from the bike engine and against road rash if they slide along the road.
- 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 a bit more, but it could mean the difference between life and death. If you drop or damage your helmet in any way, you should discard it as its integrity could be compromised.
- Good quality sturdy leather boots will help protect the feet and ankles, which are particularly susceptible to breaks in motorbike accidents.
Pillion riders should be attired in the same way as they are just as likely to sustain serious injuries in a motorbike accident in Viewpark.
Injuries sustained in a motorbike accident in Viewpark
Motorbikers can sustain a huge variety of injuries, just a few examples being:
- Head and brain injuries – helmets reduce the risk of serious head and brain injuries by 50%, but this is still the way 80% of motorbike riders die in accidents
- Soft tissue injuries – whiplash is a typical example of a soft tissue injury often sustain by bikers, it happens so easily and falling from a motorbike is a typical way to cause a whiplash injury
- Back and spine injuries – another common injury for motorbike riders to sustain, which can cripple them if the damage is that severe
- Road rash – this is where the rider slides along the road removing skin and flesh from his body
- Bikers arm – this is where the riders 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
- Facial injuries – this is more likely to happen if the helmet is not a full face one as the face will be more exposed
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 deserve, and now we want to help you. We have the experience and knowledge you need to make the likelihood of your claim more successful, and have handled may successful claims for motorbike riders. Call is on 0800 689 0500 and from a landline or from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 25th August 2014