All over the UK, there are popular roads for motorbike riders, whether it is coast roads, mountain roads or just roads through the countryside, there are many of them perfect for enjoying motorbike riding. However, motorbike riders can be sometimes involved in an accident that was not their fault, in which they suffer injuries. If this happens to you, then you should contact solicitors in Helensburgh through Accident Advice Helpline, so they can help you in making a personal injury compensation claim.
Solicitors in Helensburgh
The fact is that more people are changing from cars to motorbikes and there are currently just over 1 million motorbikes in use on UK roads. Even though motorbikes account for only 2% of the traffic on our roads, they are involved in 20% of the accidents and they are not all the fault of the rider.
The accidents can happen in many different sorts of ways including:
- Opening of car doors
- Defect on the bike
- Bad road surfaces
- Oil or mud on the road
- Collisions with other vehicles – cars, buses lorries etc.
However the accident happens, if it was not the fault of the innocent victim, they may be entitled to claim compensation and should contact the solicitors in Helensburgh for help to achieve this.
The injuries that can happen on a motorbike
A motorbike rider is more vulnerable on the roads, as they do not have the protection of a car. Even though riders wear helmets and protective clothing, the injuries that can happen from a motorbike accident can be very serious.
The injuries could include:
- Bikers arm
- Spinal injuries
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
You may want to use the solicitors in Helensburgh to make a personal injury compensation claim, if you have sustained any injury, from any accident that was not your fault.
There are other things that you can claim for as part of your compensation claim
There are other things that you can claim for as part of your injury claim, any cost or loss that is a result of the accident, for instance:
- 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
Expert advice from the professionals
You should contact Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary) if you want expert advice from the professionals. We have the expertise to deal with all types of accidents, not just ones involving motorbikes. The solicitors we work in partnership with will include every facet of your claim and ensure you get the highest amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline has a 30-second test on our website, completion of this will give you some guidance as to the amount you can expect to receive.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown