If you are a motorbike rider and you are involved in a road traffic accident that was not your own fault, and you suffer injuries as a result, then you may be entitled to make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Lytham St. Annes to assist you.
More and more motorbikes are frequenting the roads in the UK, there are now over a million registered with DVLA and they account for nearly 2% of the traffic. This is because they are cheaper to buy, cheaper to run and and many find them easier to ride than to drive a car.
Unfortunately, they account for 20% of the accidents that happen on the roads, with a statistic of the motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die in a road traffic accident than a car driver.
The more serious injuries that might make them want to use our solicitors in Lytham St. Annes
Because of the lack of protection a motorbike rider has, their injuries tend to be more serious when they are in an accident. Their helmets help reduce the risk of head injuries by 50%, but still 80% of motorbike deaths are because of head and brain injuries. They should make sure they wear good quality leathers as well as boots and gloves, these will all help reduce of possibility of more serious injuries if they are in an accident that was not their fault.
Its not always because of another driver that you want to use the solicitors in Lytham St. Annes at Accident Advice Helpline
Riders of motorbikes are often thrown from their bikes on to the ground, for reasons other than colliding with another motor vehicle, for instance:Open Claim Calculator
- A pothole in the road
- A bad road surface
- Oil or mud on the roads can be lethal to a bike riders
- Grit on the roads can have the same bad effects as oil and mud
If this happened to you through no fault of your own, then it would probably be with the local authority that you make your claim against, as they should be taking better care of the roads.
Accidents with other vehicles
If the accident was with another vehicle, the other driver was to blame for the accident and you needed medical attention for your injuries, you would be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Most drivers say that they did not see the motorbike until it was too late to stop, so having your lights on all the time and wearing reflective stripes over your leathers may help make you more visible.
Accident Advice Helpline will help make your personal injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that every aspect of your claim is examined making sure that every bad effect of your claim is accounted for. We will do this quickly and efficiently while maximising the amount of your compensation award.
When you call our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, we will be friendly and helpful. We will talk through your claim with you but will not pressurise you to pursue it. That will be your decision, but if you do want to continue we will start the process for you.