Every responsible motorcyclist is acutely aware of the extra dangers they face on the roads in comparison to car drivers, and of the extra precautions they need to take to ensure their safety. However, no amount of precautions can ever completely remove the risk of an accident, and motorbike accidents remain common in the UK. Due to the fact that these accidents often happen at high speed, and because they are more exposed and vulnerable, motorcyclists’ injuries after a road traffic incident can at times be severe.
Motorbike accidents – why do they happen?
Motorbikes are powerful vehicles and frequently manoeuvre between traffic in a way that no other vehicle can. This means that they can come upon other road users unexpectedly and increase the risk of an accident. Accidents frequently happen when:
- A driver hits a motorbike from behind
- A driver hits a motorcycle when pulling across the road or out of a side street
- A motorbike hits a manhole or pothole
- A motorcyclist is trying to avoid another vehicle
Motorcyclists have a responsibility to ride in a way that does not compromise their own safety or that of other road users. However, motorists can at times fail to demonstrate an adequate level of awareness towards motorbikes on the road, not giving them enough room, or failing to check their blind spot before making a turn or changing lane. This is one of the main reasons that compensation claims arise.
Compensation for victims of motorbike accidents
If you have been the victim of an accident in the last three years which was somebody else’s fault, either as a motorbike rider or passenger, you will be looking for a personal injury solicitor with specific experience of dealing with claims for motorbike accidents.
As injuries from motorbike accidents can be severe. It is vital that your solicitor is experienced in this sort of claim, in order to ensure you receive the maximum compensation. It can also be trickier to establish blame in the case of motorbike accidents and that is why it is important to have the backing of the leading personal injury law firm, Accident Advice Helpline.
We’ve been operating since the year 2000 and have a wealth of experience in helping innocent accident victims get the compensation they deserve. Our expert solicitors will work hard on your behalf, so that you can get your compensation as quickly as possible. We save you the hassle of shopping around for a suitable solicitor, putting your case straight into the hands of the solicitor best placed to make a successful claim on your behalf.
Even if you are not sure if someone else was to blame for your accident, it’s worth contacting us for a free initial discussion to find out more.
Call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993.
Alternatively, you can try our 30-second test or complete our straightforward claim form by clicking claim now, and one of our highly skilled advisors will contact you.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Motorbike accident claims