Our personal injury claim calculator in Pontypool for motorbike riders
Do you need to use a personal injury claim calculator in Pontypool? In recent years more and more people have taken to riding motorbikes, some for commuting, some as part of their job, but most of them for pleasure. Most riders have started off as car drivers and progressed to a motorbike. Progressed is the term to use, as passing the test for riding a motorbike is much harder than the one for driving a car.
One of the things that is much stricter in motorbike training is awareness of what is happening around you while riding, and it is this that makes many people suggest that motorbike riders make better car drivers. The biggest problem for riders though is how vulnerable they are in an accident situation. They do not have the protection a car driver has and so their injuries are more likely to be of a serious nature.
Unpleasant statistics about motorbike riding
The figures relating to motorbike riding do not make pleasant reading. They account for just less than 2% of the traffic on our roads but are involved in 20% of road traffic accidents. A motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die than a car driver in an accident, although the majority of the accidents they are in are not the rider’s fault.
Most motorbike accidents are solo events, caused by potholes and bad road surfaces. Bikers can be thrown into all sorts of situations when this happens, all because the local authority responsible for the roads did not repair them.
The second most common cause of motorbike accidents is other road users, who just do not see them until it is too late to stop. This causes more of the severe injuries and deaths that happen to riders than any other motorbike accident cause.
Accident Advice Helpline can help motorbike riders, and their pillions
If you, or your pillion, have been injured in a motorbike accident that was not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you with your compensation claim. If you would like some idea of how much you could win before you start your claim, take a look at our personal injury claim calculator in Pontypool.
If you are happy with the figure our personal injury claim calculator in Pontypool estimates you could be awarded, and want to start a personal injury claim, call our friendly and helpful advisors on our helpline. They will be able to answer any queries you may have, and will put your mind at ease that you have chosen the right specialist law firm to help with your claim.
Just call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Head to the website to use our online personal injury claim calculator in Pontypool.
Date Published: 23rd May 2015
Author: David Brown