When people talk about road traffic accidents you instantly think about car drivers and their passengers who might have been involved. However, a lot of accident and injury claims come from the users of slightly smaller forms of transport – motorcyclists.
Around the capital, the roads are regularly jam-packed with drivers looking to either get to and from work each day or to travel around the city. London is notorious for its traffic and despite the best efforts of the Underground and the numerous cycle lanes, travelling around is still difficult.
That’s why many choose to use a motorbike.
Transporting people from A to B
They don’t have to be the big sports bikes that you can hear coming from miles away, they might just be little 50cc scooters designed to help people to get around the city as easily as possible, getting them safely from A to B.
Unfortunately, a lot of the accidents that occur on the roads in and around London involve motorcyclists, mostly because drivers fail to spot them coming.
A large number of the motorcycle accident injury claims in Westminster come from bikers who may have been knocked off their bikes at junctions. Drivers of cars, vans and lorries may sit at a junction waiting for a gap to pull out onto the road, and when they see there are no cars coming they make their move.
However, they often fail to spot motorcyclists because they don’t have the physical presence of a car or lorry and the biker is then seriously injured as a result. Injuries can include anything from concussion or other impact injuries when the rider hits the ground, to broken bones caused by the actual collision.
Some of the most common injuries among motorcyclists involve broken bones, mostly because of their relative lack of protection when compared to other road users.
They don’t have the shell of a car around them and despite the best efforts of the leathers, helmet, gloves and boots they can still sustain serious injuries.
Broken metatarsals in the feet can happen when the rider’s foot gets caught under the bike as they fall, while broken collarbones are extremely common because of the rider and the bike coming into contact with the surface.
How injured riders can make motorcycle accident injury claims in Westminster
Whatever injury you may have sustained while riding your motorcycle around Westminster, you may be entitled to make a no-win no-fee claim for compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline we help thousands of injured motorists each year – many of which are bikers – and we’ve created a 30-second test on our website that allows you to find out if you might be able to make a claim after your accident.
We have a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers available to provide advice and information on how to make a claim, and you’re under no obligation to do so because you’ve spoken to us.
So to put your mind at rest, and to chat about your motorcycle accident injury claims in Westminster, give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.