If you like to ride motorbikes, then you need to be careful when you are on the roads. This is because you could be involved in an accident, which was not your fault, and you could suffer a whiplash injury in Avon, or even worse you could suffer a serious injury.
If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to use the services of the injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline, so they can assist you in making a personal injury compensation claim against the people who were responsible for your accident and your whiplash injury in Avon.
Motorbikes and a whiplash injury in Avon
Having an accident on your motorbike could have terrible consequences. You could have a life changing injury, which could end up affecting you and your loved ones lives forever. Brain injuries, for instance, could mean you need 24-hour care, or serious leg injuries could confine you to a wheelchair.
On the UK roads, there are more motorbike riders on them more than ever before, over a million bikes are currently registered in the UK and 39,000 new ones purchased every year.
They account for just 2% of all traffic but are involved in 20% of all accidents, and as a motorbike does not give the rider the protection a car gives its driver, their injuries tend to be more severe.
Training to ride a motorbike includes a lot of awareness measures, and perhaps if car drivers were given the same training, more of them would see the motorbike riders before it is too late. Roughly half of motorbike accidents are caused by car drivers who say this is the reason they hit the motorbike.
The consequences of a motorbike accident
A motorbike rider is 40 times more likely to die than a car driver, but if they do survive, their injuries could include:
- Bikers Arm – motorbikes are heavy and if they fall onto the rider in the accident can crush the arm
- Head and brain injuries – a good crash helmet will reduce this risk by 50%
- Facial injuries – a full-face helmet can help reduce the risk of these types of injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Broken Bones
- Road Rash – this is where the rider slides along the road and removes skin and flesh from his body
- Burns – a motorbike engine is very hot, and if any part of the victim’s body should touch it, they can experience nasty burns
Helping motorbike riders, or anyone else that may have a whiplash injury in Avon
Accident Advice Helpline is an expert in dealing with personal injury compensation claims for the blameless victims of motorbike accidents, as well as all other types of accidents. We have been handling them for 15 years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience that allows us to keep the processes simple, quick, and efficient.
You should call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will help you all they can when you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 7th May 2014