Motorbikes are becoming more and more common throughout the UK.
- Motorbikes account for 2% of all traffic on UK roads.
- Motorcyclists are involved in 20% of serious injuries and deaths on the roads.
- A motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die in an accident than a car driver.
- Although their helmets reduce the risk of head injuries by 50%, still 80% of motorbike accident deaths are because of brain injuries.
These are frightening statistics for motorbike riders, but still many of them take to the road. There are over one million currently registered on UK roads, and many of the accidents that happen with them are not the fault of the rider.
If you have a motorbike accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to use solicitors in Kinlochleven to claim personal injury compensation.
Motorbike riders are vulnerable
Although the manufacturers of motorbikes make them as safe as possible, by the very nature of the machines their riders are very vulnerable when they are in an accident. To reduce the risk of serious injuries from an accident, riders and their pillions should wear good quality leathers, good boots and gloves, and the best helmet they can afford.
It really is important that they purchase the helmet from a reputable dealer, as there are many fakes on the market that will give little or no protection, and the extra few pounds they have to spend could mean the difference between life and death.
The different types of injury claims that can happen from a motorbike accident
Here is a list of some of the injuries that can happen because of a motorbike accident:
- Biker’s arm;
- Spinal injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Back injuries;
- Head injuries; and
- Road rash.
You may be able to use solicitors in Kinlochleven if you sustain injuries in any type of accident that was not your fault, not just motorbike accidents.
Other things for which our solicitors in Kinlochleven may be able to claim
There are other things for which you would be able to claim, but it does depend on how bad your injuries are. Other things for which you can claim include:
- Any other costs or losses you incur;
- Loss of earnings, past and future;
- Care costs;
- Medical expenses; and
- Travel costs.
As part of your injury claim, you have to think about how your injuries could change your life and the lives of the people who are around you as well. All these things need to be accounted for when making your personal injury compensation claim.
We will not let the biker take the blame when it was not their fault
Insurance companies usually unfairly insist the accident must have been the biker’s fault – we will not them do that when you were not at fault. Our expertise and knowledge will make sure your are treated fairly and receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and talk to one of our advisors about your accident and injuries. They will provide you with all the information you need about making a personal injury compensation claim.