Painful Motorbike accident claims
All forms of road transport carry a certain degree of risk. People get distracted, and when that happens, collisions occur. There were over 200,000 road traffic accidents that result in an injury each year, and over 10% of those involve motorbikes.
There are many things that can be done to reduce the risk of road traffic accidents, including taking additional driver or rider training, and fitting vehicles with extra safety features. However, it is inevitable that there will still be some road traffic accidents, and that is why it is compulsory to buy motor insurance for your vehicle.
The difference between painful motorbike accident claims and other types of road traffic accidents
A lot of road traffic accidents happen at relatively low speeds. Because cars have become a lot safer to travel in over the years, often car accidents do not involve injuries and the only outcome is damage to the vehicles involved.
However, a motorbike rider is a lot more exposed and as a result, painful motorbike accident claims are more likely to involve an injury to the rider. In many cases, these injuries can result in the rider having to take time of work while he or she recovers, and that can result in lost wages.
How to claim if you are involved in an accident that is not your fault
Although painful motorbike accident claims are more likely to involve injuries than other types of road traffic accidents, the process for making a compensation claim if you have been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault is similar.
The unique 30 second online test on the Accident Advice Helpline website will tell you whether you have a valid claim.
Assuming you do, your case will be passed to one Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners. There are hundreds of legal partners on Accident Advice Helpline’s legal panel. They all specialise in personal injury claims, and they all work on a no win, no fee basis so you do not need to worry about any unexpected legal bills.
Most claims are dealt with over the telephone and it is unusual for a claimant to have to attend court, although you may need to attend a medical assessment to confirm the injuries that you have sustained as a result of your accident.
Your compensation claim must be started within three years of your accident. The length of time that it takes to process a compensation claim varies, but with Accident Advice Helpline you can be sure that it will be processed as quickly as possible so you put the accident behind you and get back to living your life.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people with their compensation claims for over ten years. The company’s patron is consumer champion Esther Ranzten, and it is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Date Published: 18th March 2013