Personal injury lawyer in Maiden Newton
It does not matter if you live in Maiden Newton or anywhere else within the UK, but motorbikes are becoming more and more popular, especially in recent years. This is because some love riding for the fun of it, others using motorbikes to commute because they are a lot cheaper to run than cars.
Accidents from motorbikes and the amount of motorbikes on our roads, mean that you might need the personal injury lawyer in Maiden Newton
Motorbikes now account for 1% of all traffic on the UK roads, but unfortunately they account for 20% of all accidents, the motorbike rider being 40 times more likely to die than a car driver. This is partly because they are so vulnerable compared to car drivers and as they are not always as visible as a car, they are involved in more accidents that create more injuries that may need a personal injury claim, using the personal injury lawyer in Maiden Newton.
Car drivers have some protection from the car around them, if they are in an accident, motorbike riders do not have this so their injuries tend to be more severe. Some of the more common ones are:
- Bikers arm (this is where the bike falls on the rider and crushes their arm)
- Back and spinal injuries
- Fractured bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial injuries
- Road rash (This is where the rider slides along the road and takes skin or flesh off their body)
- Head or brain injuries
Injuries like these can be life changing and the need to make a personal injury claim arises.
How motorbike can accidents occur
There are many ways motorbike accidents can happen and many of them occur because other road users are just not aware of them until it is too late. Potholes and bad road surfaces also account for a large number of motorbike accidents. However, the accident happens, if it was not the fault of the injured victim, they may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, using the personal injury lawyer in Maiden Newton
Other things to consider
When making a personal injury claim, every area of the victims life needs to be considered to ensure that the impact the accident has on them is compensated for. The claim could include several things such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Replacement of damaged goods
- Car costs
- Adapting the home if necessary
- Medical expenses
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident.
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in personal injury claims
The easy way is to let Accident Advice Helpline do it for you. After the trauma of an accident, particularly if the injuries are serious, is enough to cope with. Let us take the worry of the claim away from you.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to an adviser to move the process forward.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014
Author: Rebecca Smith