Our personal injury lawyer in Kings Cross/Euston
Motorbike riders can be involved in accidents in which they sustain injuries, and then they may use our personal injury lawyer in Kings Cross/Euston to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Motorbike riders are very vulnerable on our roads as they have very little protection, certainly not the metal bubble a car driver has around them.
Unfortunately, more motorbikes mean more motorbike accidents. Although Motorbikes account for only 1% of the traffic on UK roads, they are involved in 20% of the accidents, and they are not all the fault of the rider. A sensible motorbike rider wears a crash helmet to protect his head and leather clothing to protect his body. The helmets reduce the risk of severe head injury by 50%, but still 80% of motorbike deaths are because of head injuries.
How accidents on motorbikes can happen
There are lots of different reasons why motorbike accidents can happen, some of them being:
- Collisions with other vehicles – cars, buses lorries etc.
- Opening of car doors
- Bad road surfaces
- Oil or mud on the road
- Defect on the bike
What injuries happen in motorbike accidents
Because of the lack of protection for motorbike riders, when they are in an accident their injuries tend to be serious. The same applies to pillion passengers who should wear the same protective clothing as the rider.
Some injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Bikers arm
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal injuries
these are just a sample of the injuries you could sustain in an accident that was not your fault, and a personal injury lawyer in Kings Cross/Euston can help you to make a claim.
There are other things you could claim for
There are a number of other items for which you can request as part of your compensation claim, any cost or loss that is a result of the accident, such as:
- Replacement equipment and accessories
- Loss of earnings
- Extra medical expenses
- Cost of care if you need help in looking after yourself
- Cost of adapting your home if your injuries are so severe this needs to be done
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
How to make your claim
You should contact Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone number, 0800 180 4123. They have the expertise to deal with all types of accidents, not just ones involving motorbikes. Their solicitors will include every facet of your claim and ensure you get the highest amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline have a 30-second test on our website, completion of this will let you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do will give you an estimate of the amount you might be awarded.
Date Published: 18th February 2014