The most common type of motorcycle accident is where a vehicle doesn’t notice a motorcyclist and pulls out into its path, resulting in a collision. Up to 48 percent of collisions between motorcycles and cars in 2011 were the result of the car driver failing to look properly. Because motorcycle riders are more exposed than car drivers or passengers and don’t have the benefit of seat belts and air bags, they are more likely to be injured in the event of an accident.
What sort of injuries result from motorcycle accidents?
Despite the fact that the wearing of helmets is compulsory, the most common type of injury that results from motorcycle accidents is head injuries. Broken bones, sprains and strains are also common, as are minor injuries such as cuts and bruises.
In 2011, 352 motorcycle riders were killed and 5,247 were seriously injured. The number of injuries rose by 8 percent. Motorcycle personal injury solicitors deal with compensation claims from people who have been involved in motorcycling accidents that were not their fault.
What compensation am I entitled to?
These compensation claims will include an element for pain and suffering, but can also include compensation for any wages lost if you had to take time off work for your accident. The compensation can also include an amount for future losses if you will not fully recover from your accident – for instance if your accident means that you can no longer take part in your favourite sport or will need to use a walking stick or some other form of assistance from now on.
Motorcycle personal injury solicitors will know exactly what you are entitled to claim for and will make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
How can motorcycle personal injury solicitors help me claim compensation following a motorcycle accident?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle and had to receive medical treatment at the time, and provided that you claim within three years of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation. You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking the unique 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s (AAH) website.
AAH is a law firm that has been helping people to claim compensation for over ten years. It has many solicitors including specialist motorcycle personal injury solicitors. All of these solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you do not have to worry about unexpected legal bills.
You can generally make your claim via AAH over the telephone and will not have to attend any meetings. Usually, you will not even have to attend court in person, although you may need to attend a medical assessment. AAH’s advice line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is staffed by friendly, professional advisers.
Using a law firm such as AAH gives you the best chance of obtaining the full amount of compensation that you deserve. Call 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 free from a mobile.
Date Published: 10th June 2013
Author: David Brown