If you are a motorbike rider, then you understand how vulnerable you are whilst out on the roads in the UK. You understand that you could become involved in a road traffic accident that isn’t your fault and that wearing the correct protective clothing is imperative, as it could potentially save your life one day.
If you are involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, then you should consider making Richmond upon Thames car accident claims against the person responsible for your accident, by using accident Advice Helpline to help you.
Below are some examples of the correct protective clothing that a motorbike rider should wear in order to try and reduce the severity of their injuries, and maybe prevent having to make Richmond upon Thames car accident claims.
- A well fitting good quality helmet will reduce the risk of a head injury by 50%, but still 80% of motorbike rider’s deaths are from head injuries.
- Good quality leather clothing can reduce the severity of injuries like road rash, or burns from the hot exposed engine.
- Sturdy boos with a good grip are important, so that feet do not slip of the foot pegs.
- Leather gloves will help protect the hand, but some riders put woolen gloves inside them for extra warmth.
- Something bright to make themselves more visible
Using good quality things could work out expensive but could potentially save your life one day, and in the long run lasts longer if it is properly looked after.
If you drop your helmet then you need to replace it straight away as it will affect the integrity of the helmet, but other protective clothing will last for years and you will not have to keep replacing them.
Making Richmond upon Thames car accident claims and causes of motorbike accidents
The statistics show that motorbikes are involved in 20% of all road traffic accidents on the roads in this country, even though they are just less than 2% of all the vehicles on the roads.
Most motorbike accidents are because of other road users or potholes and bad road surfaces, both of which leave the rider a blameless victim entitled to compensation.
Contact the solicitors from Accident advice Helpline to see you if you can make Richmond upon Thames car accident claims if you find yourself in this situation.
You can do contact us by completing one of our online options, or by call our freephone helpline and speaking to our friendly advisors. Whichever way you decide to contacts us, you need have any concerns about how you will finance your claim, as we work on a no win no fee basis. Give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.