If you are involved in a motorbike accident, then there are a number of injuries that you could suffer from, such as a whiplash injury in Avebury. However, because of the lack of protection on a motorbike, the riders injuries tend to be more serious
On the UK roads today, motorbikes now account for nearly 2% of all traffic, with over 1 million bikes registered. They are involved in 20% of serious accidents and injuries, and insurance companies say they right off an average of 70 bikes a day. Unfortunately, a motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die because of a road traffic accident than a car driver.
These are not good statistics if you are thinking of taking up motorbike riding, but there are many riders who take all the precautions they can and ride without any bad events happening to them for many years. Sometimes, however, they are involved in accidents that were not their fault, over half of them because they are hit by another motor vehicle.
Getting whiplash injury in Avebury from a motorbike accident
A whiplash injury in Avebury is very easily sustained and is not an unusual injury to result from a motorbike accident. Many of the accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles, whether they are motorbikes or cycles, are caused by potholes and bad road surfaces where the rider is thrown from their bike.
This is a common way to sustain a whiplash injury in Avebury, and most of the riders are thankful that their injuries are not more severe.
Road repairs should be carried out by the authority responsible for the roads in that area, and if they do not do the repairs and someone is injured because of their neglect, they are just as liable to pay compensation as the other road user who runs into a biker.
You may be able to claim compensation if you weren’t to blame for your motorbike accident, and Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with this.
The assistance of Accident Advice Helpline
All too often, when a motorbike is involved in an accident, it is assumed that it must have been the fault of the motorbike rider when in most cases this is not true. Part of the training to ride a motorbike is awareness, and they are generally much more aware than car drivers, and probably make better car drivers as well because of this.
At Accident Advice Helpline we are aware too, aware that motorbike riders can be treated unfairly if they do not have the right representation when they are making a claim, we make sure this does not happen to any of our claimants.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak with one of our friendly advisors about your accident and injuries. They will tell you how the process works, explain the no-win, no-fee* agreement to you and then let you decide if you want to proceed with your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 11th May 2014