A great deal of skill and judgement are needed to ride a motorcycle safely around the roads of Lanark, particularly when the Scottish climate is exposing you to all the extremes of weather conditions. Not only will you have to have an awareness of the position and speed of your own motorcycle – you have to be acutely aware of other vehicles. If you are involved in a collision then you will not have the physical protection that is afforded to car users. No Lanarkshire motorcyclist wants to be involved in a personal accident claims Lanark situation because they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault.
Motorcycle claims – facts and figures
In 2011, the Department of Transport recorded that 362 motorcyclists were killed and 5,247 were seriously injured. Whilst the majority of motorcycle journeys around Lanark are safe, this means that there is the potential for serious injury. Motorcyclist injuries can be very serious and include head and spinal injuries. These would be claimed for in personal accident claims in Lanark if the accident was not the fault of the motorcyclist themselves.
Motorcyclist collisions at junctions
Many motorcycle accidents that were not the motorcyclists fault occur at junctions. Typically, this is because car drivers are concentrating on finding a gap in a stream of traffic to pull into. They make split-second decisions about whether to pull out and do not always check the road thoroughly enough to spot a motorcycle. This has been described as a classic “I just didn’t see him” motorcycle accident. Even where the car driver does spot the motorcycle, it is possible that the driver will not judge the speed correctly and think that they have time to pull out in front of it when in fact they do not! This can result in a collision and subsequent personal accident claims in Lanark. It is very likely that the motorcyclist will be more seriously injured than the car driver who in many cases is completely unhurt.
Making personal accident claims in Lanark
If you are a motorcyclist from Lanark and you have been injured in an accident at a junction or some other part of the road network and that accident was not your fault then it is really easy for you to make enquiries about claiming compensation as part of a personal accident claims Lanark case. All you have to do is call a company called Accident Advice Helpline.
They were established around a decade ago specifically to help people like you to get the compensation that they deserve. They help people who are losing money because they cannot work because they are injured. They help people who are paying out money in extra childcare costs because they are not physically able to care for their children. They help people who cannot afford to pay huge upfront legal costs – they do this by working on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry