Motorbike are just one of the vehicles that are in road traffic accidents on our roads. They are involved in 20% of them, although they account for just under 2% of the total traffic. The other fact that surprises some people is that most of the accidents they are in are not the rider’s fault. This is why so many motorbike riders are able to make a Treharris negligence claim, because someone else has caused them to be injured.
Causes of motorbike accidents that result in a Treharris negligence claim
There are two main causes of motorbike accidents:
- Other road users who are not aware of the motorbike and do not see it until it is too late.
- Potholes and bad road surfaces which are real danger for motorbike riders
Unfortunately, because of the lack of protection a motorbike gives, the riders and their pillion passengers tend to be seriously injured in accidents that were not their own fault.
Reducing the risk of serious injury
There is not much anyone one can do to prevent an accident that someone else causes, and this is no different for the riders of motorbikes. All they can do is try and protect themselves and help to reduce the severity of any injuries they may sustain.
They should always wear a good quality, well fitting helmet. This will reduce the risk of head injuries by 50%, although damage to the head and brain still accounts for 80% of rider deaths.
Good quality leather clothing, boots and gloves will help protect their bodies, and reduce the severity of injuries such as road rash.
There are many fake items on the market that will not give the protection they should. Riders should always make sure they buy from a reputable dealer to avoid them. It may cost them a little extra, but those few pounds could mean the difference between life and death.
Getting the help they need from Accident Advice Helpline
It is a sad fact that when a motorbike rider has been in an accident, most people assume it must have been the rider’s fault. They need the highest quality legal representation there is so they do not take for blame for someone else’s actions. They will get this with Accident Advice Helpline, and because of our no-win, no-fee agreement, we know they can afford the best.
We never ask innocent victims of any type of accident to pay us money to start their Treharris negligence claim, and we do not give them a bill for legal fees if their claim is not won.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault, complete one of our online options or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can also call from your mobile if you wish on 0333 500 0993
However you get in touch with us, do not leave it too long – in fact why not do it now and start your Treharris negligence claim.
Date Published: 1st December 2014
Author: David Brown