Motorcycle accidents and personal injury lawyers in South Norwood
Some people prefer the freedom of riding a motorcycle to driving a car. Motorcycles are also really great for getting quickly to your destination when there’s lots of traffic on the road. But as much fun motorcycles are, they can also be dangerous. Not because they only have two wheels, but because they don’t have the same type of safety measures as cars.
There are many ways a motorcycle accident can happen. For example, if a car driver doesn’t check his blind spot and decides to change lanes, he may hit a motorcyclist which can have serious consequences especially at high speeds. In such a case you will need a personal injury lawyer South Norwood in order to start a claim for compensation.
Claiming compensation is necessary for the following reasons:
1. Covering expenses
After you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident you may need medical attention. Even though basic healthcare in England is free, you might need physiotherapy which most often isn’t.
A personal injury lawyer South Norwood will be able to calculate the exact amount of compensation you should receive by taking into consideration these and other expenses.
2. Paying for damaged equipment
Motorcycle safety equipment is very important and it saves lives. However, full leather suits, helmets, gloves, boots and other accessories are also very expensive.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, chances are that you will need a new helmet and maybe even a new leather suit. A good personal injury lawyer will also take that into consideration when calculating your compensation.
3. Motorcycle repairs or replacement
Motorcycle repairs can also be extremely expensive. In a serious accident your motorcycle might be written off in which case replacing it will be the only available option.
Keep in mind that you should also receive a rental motorcycle until yours gets properly repaired or replaced.
4. Receiving lost wages
In any accident, your injuries might make you unable to go to work and do your job for a period of time. This may result in lost wages and a serious financial blow.
In order to avoid this unpleasant situation you should contact a personal injury lawyer South Norwood who will be able to calculate exactly how much you need to receive in terms of lost earnings.
Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons. Whether it’s because of unsafe road conditions, inexperienced drivers or drivers who are not paying enough attention, if it wasn’t your fault you should start a claim for compensation.
You can always ask for free advice by calling Accident Advice Helpline and our personal injury lawyer South Norwood expert on 0333 500 0993 or by texting ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010. You can also call 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown