There are many different sorts of vehicles on the UK roads, and far too many road traffic accidents in Abertillery happen on them. These can be between cars, lorries, buses, tractors, cycles, pedestrians, and even horse riders, but sometimes they involve motorbikes, and these can be the most serious of all. Although motorbikes account for a small percentage of the traffic, less than 2%, they are involved in 20% of all accidents.
Motorbike riders are very vulnerable in an accident because of the lack of protection a bike provides, but it is also a heavy piece of machinery with a very hot engine, and if it should fall on top of them can cause untold damage to the rider.
Whatever the cause of the road traffic accident in Abertillery though, if someone else was to blame, the rider could be entitled to compensation, and should be speaking to Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury claim.
The causes of motorbike road traffic accidents in Abertillery
There are numerous reasons why motorbike accidents happen, but the two main ones seem to be potholes, and other drivers not spotting them until it is too late. There is not a great deal the riders can do to avoid these types of accidents, but there are some precautions they can take to reduce the seriousness of any injuries they may sustain:
- They should wear a well fitting good quality helmet, as this will reduce the risk of head injuries by 50%. Even so, 80% of motorbikers deaths are because of injuries to the head.
- They should wear good quality leather clothing as this will protect their bodies more, and reduce the seriousness of such injuries as road rash
- Good gloves and boots will help protect their feet and hands
- Wearing something bright can make them more visible to other road users
Buying all the proper gear is not cheap, but worth every penny, as in an accident situation it could mean the difference between a minor or major injury, or even life and death.
How bikers should make their personal injury claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we have helped thousands of motorbike riders get the compensation they were entitled to after someone else caused them injuries. It is often assumed that the biker must have been the reason the accident happened, but we will make sure they have the best legal representation and not let them take the blame for something that was not their fault.
We will not ask for any cash for the claim to be started, as we operate on the no-win, no-fee basis. This means that motorbike riders, nor anyone else, need not hold back from making a claim because of the worry of huge legal bills if their claim is lost.
To start a claim, all you need do is call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd August 2014
Author: David Brown