I’ve had an accident on my motorcycle and need the help of a personal injury lawyer in St. Peter
There are hundreds of thousands of people in the United Kingdom – men and women alike – who ride motorcycles and as such are susceptible to accidents that can arise through riding such a machine. Every year Accident Advice Helpline and our personal injury lawyer St. Peter help deal with claims for compensation made by these riders (and sometimes their pillion passengers) if they have suffered an accident on their bike that wasn’t their fault.
Motorcycles are obviously less secure when it comes to be used on the road; the big difference between a motorcycle and a motor vehicle is the lack of a roll-cage for example. But accidents on motorcycles can happen because of a lack of concentration of the part of other road users or organisations etc. whose job it is to make sure the roads are safe for motorcycle use.
The weather in the United Kingdom is going through something of a transitional phase at the moment. The winter’s are becoming colder and the summer’s seemingly hotter and this is having an effect on the roads and their surfaces. With this in mind though local authorities are still responsible for ensuring that these roads (and indeed pavements) are surfaced properly for road users and pedestrians alike.
As the hot sun damages the roads and pavements so too does the cold winters and excessive snow falls and flooding and the resultant damage to the roads can lead to accidents occurring more frequently. Accident Advice Helpline and our personal injury lawyer St. Peter are dealing with more of these kinds of accidents than ever before.
I came off my bike because of pot holes in the road
Unlike a car, a motorcycle cannot necessarily withstand the force of a pothole in the same way. A poorly surfaced road that has been badly cracked or is suffering from a proliferation of potholes can lead to accidents for motorcycle and bike users that car users might avoid.
That said however whereas a car driver might not sustain any injury their car might be damaged. If you have suffered an accident on a road that has been poorly maintained (or not maintained at all) then you may be eligible for compensation. In this current climate of austerity we are aware that previous budgets are not necessarily in place to cope with such resurfacing requirements but there still remains a duty of care on behalf of the local authority.
If you have had a motorcycle accident in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault. Either as the fault of another drive or because of poorly surfaced roads, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and a member of our team will take you through an initial assessment to qualify your eligibility to make a claim.
You can also contact us by text using the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will call you back at a time of your choosing. If you feel you have a case for compensation and have suffered injuries because of an accident in the last three years, call us today and speak to our friendly and professional team.