Any biker knows they’re choosing a form of transport which is a little bit more dangerous than regular cars. However, although they are willing to accept a slightly higher risk, they are not going to settle for reckless behaviour from other road users. So if they are in an accident that was not their fault, they are every bit as entitled to make a claim for compensation as anyone else. If you are in that situation, then this blog will tell you some of the things you need to know to claim personal injury compensation from a bike accident.
How personal injury compensation from a bike accident works
The world of personal injury law can sometimes be a complicated place. While there are some rules that are universal, such as the question of blame, the severity of the injury and the time limit placed on making a claim, there are specific details that change, depending on the type of accident you’ve suffered.
If you’re looking for personal injury compensation from a bike accident there are certain things you’ll need to consider which are specific to this type of claim. The first is that, under UK law we are all required to carry third party car insurance. This provides cover for any damage that we inflict on other road users. So it will be this insurance policy which you will be claiming against should you decide to press ahead with the case.
However, perhaps the most important thing to bear in mind is how you are going to convince a court that you are not to blame. Road traffic accidents tend to be over very quickly and it’s not always possible to be entirely certain who was in the right and who was in the wrong.
In these situations, it helps to have the evidence on your side. If possible, you should get the contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident and pass these on to your lawyer. He or she will then contact the witnesses to get their statements.
Remember, if you’re confident about the validity of your case, then it is in your interests to gather as much evidence as possible.
Finding a lawyer
To make a successful claim for personal injury compensation from a bike accident, you should also consult a lawyer who knows about this type of law. That will improve the quality of advice you get right throughout the process and will also probably improve your chances of winning in the final analysis.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers who cover all the bases, which means we offer a great way to help you claim personal injury compensation from a bike accident. To find out more, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: Louise Thacker