Many lawyers working for no win no fee on Ravenshead cases spend a lot of their time pursuing claims involving collisions between a car and a motorcycle. Accident Advice Helpline, a leading law firm, deal with this type of claim every day. It is more common for them to be helping a motorcyclist to claim compensation from a car driver, because it is often the person driving the car who was at fault for the accident.
However, accidents can also be caused by motorcyclists, and car drivers can be hurt in this sort of accident, which would mean that the car driver would be contacting Accident Advice Helpline to try to claim compensation from the biker. Here are some more details.
Claims caused by cars
A classic scenario for a car-motorcycle collision is a car emerging from a junction without checking the road properly. One reason for this may be that some car drivers find it very hard to judge the speed of an approaching motorcyclist, and pull out even though they saw them.
Another common scenario is a driver making a left turn and failing to spot a motorcyclist in the space between their vehicle and the pavement. Heavy goods vehicles have a particular problem when turning left, because they may not be able to see all of their own vehicle.
A safety-conscious motorcyclist is quite easy to identify, because they:
- Are courteous to other drivers and mindful of the safety of other road users;
- Wear high-visibility clothing so that they are visible to other road users;
- Indicate and signal clearly that they are about to take a manoeuvre;
- Do not weave in and out of traffic;
- Allow plenty of distance between them and the vehicle in front;
- Do not undertake — a hazardous manoeuvre of overtaking on the inside lane; and
- Always check their blind spot.
Awareness of motorcyclists
The number of car-motorcycle collisions would be drastically reduced if car drivers:
- Kept checking their mirrors for motorcyclists;
- Took extreme care when emerging from junctions;
- Maintained a safe distance between their vehicle and the motorbike in front of them; and
- Slowed down if a motorcyclist is too close behind them so that they can overtake them.
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Common sense would dictate that in any collision involving a car and a motorcyclist, it is likely to be the motorcyclist that comes off worse no matter who caused the accident. In any accident, the priority is to treat the seriously wounded and then investigate who caused it. It can be very useful if motorists have a basic idea of how to provide first aid to an injured motorcyclist while they wait for emergency medical help to arrive.
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Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown