How motorcyclists and drivers can coexist safely, and how to claim for a whiplash injury
Although the animosity between motorcyclists and drivers is not nearly as strong as it is between cyclists and drivers, there is still a little tension between the two as they attempt to share the road. Motorcyclists are more at risk of being injured if they get into a collision with a car, so drivers should always be aware of this and make allowances for motorbikes. However, motorbikes are more able to zip in between cars during heavy traffic and often choose to do so, sometimes causing problems for drivers. Both motorcyclists and drivers should be tolerant and aware of each other to prevent trouble.
If you are injured in an accident and sustain a whiplash injury in Bognor Regis, then you may wish to claim compensation against the person at fault. The best way to do this is through an experienced personal injury lawyer, as they will know they law better than you and will be able to put together a claim which has a better chance of being successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out more about claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Bognor Regis. We have over 15 years’ experience with these types of claims and can give you advice and support to help you to decide whether to proceed or not. An experienced injury lawyer will take on your whiplash injury in Bognor Regis claim if you decide to go ahead, and will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Tips for motorcyclists
- Behave considerately to all road users, including pedestrians.
- Pay attention and be alert whenever you are riding your motorcycle. You are often moving faster than other traffic, so you need to be ready to react at short notice.
- Wear the correct clothing. This includes a helmet, gloves, motorcycle boots and leathers to protect you in the event of a fall.
- Only ride the type of bike for which you have a licence. Trying to ride a bike which is out of your league can cause accidents, as it can easily get out of your control.
- Keep your lights on. For motorcyclists, it is better to have your main headlamp on at all times, even during the day, as this helps other vehicles to spot you.
Tips for drivers
- Give motorcyclists plenty of room. Although they only have a small vehicle, if you startle them or get into their way they could easily veer off of the road or into your car. Allow them to overtake if they want to do so.
- Keep an eye (and an ear) out for motorcyclists. You can usually hear a motorcycle coming, so be aware of where it is coming.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown