Motorcycle accident claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your motorcycle accident claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.
Have you been in a motorcycle accident?
Riding a motorbike can be exhilarating. At the same time, because of the exposed nature of motorcycle riding, it can make you one of the most vulnerable people on the road, putting you at risk of serious injury.
Motorcyclists make up only 1% of road traffic in the UK, yet 18% of deaths each year on Britain’s roads involve motorcyclists. Some 30 motorcyclists are injured in motorcycle accidents every day, often at road junctions¹.
A road accident can change your life in the space of seconds. If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Get the right treatment
On the road, motorcyclists are exposed to injury from a range of potential causes, from poor road conditions – such as potholes – to another road user’s careless driving.
Types of injury range from road rash, whiplash, lacerations and concussions to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and serious head injuries, as well as long-term psychological injury.
When you’re injured in a motorbike accident, it’s essential to seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries are only minor. This increases the chances of treating you in the best way.
In addition, your ability to claim compensation may depend on seeking medical attention promptly, and getting medical evidence of what occurred.
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Why claim for a motorcycle injury?
Treating injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can be a lengthy process. In cases of serious injury, surgery and physiotherapy may be involved, and you might need to take time off work. If your accident leaves you with permanent disabilities, you may also need to pay to adapt your home and mode of travel.
If you need to take long periods off work, for treatment or to recover, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
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Can you claim for your motorcycle injury?
We help many motorcyclists and their passengers to claim compensation for injuries sustained in road accidents. We can also help if you want to make a claim on behalf of someone else injured in a motorcycle accident.
Whatever your situation, call us free on 0800 689 5659 to talk through the next steps.
Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.
Our online claim calculator can help you to understand how much compensation you could receive if your claim succeeds.
You could be able to make a motorcycle accident claim if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else (for example, a motorist or a party responsible for
- maintaining good road conditions) cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
If your accident involved a head or brain injury, you may have a longer period in which to claim compensation. As we help build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
Immediate needs after your motorcycle accident
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and suffered a serious or life-changing injury, you may need help and support straightaway. As well as medical treatment, you might need to adapt your home, pay urgent bills, or access counselling therapy.
A serious injury usually involves:
- Repeated or lengthy medical treatment
- Requirement for ongoing medical treatment
- The need to have daily care and support
- Long periods off work, inability to work, or loss of capacity
With one free phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get our advice about whether you can benefit from an assessment of immediate needs. This will look at your treatment, rehabilitation and care, and also at what you may need to adapt, such as equipment, aids, transport and home environment.
We may be able to arrange a short-term interim payment to help you adjust and start to rebuild your life after your accident.
How do you start a claim?
Whatever your motorcycle injury, it’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help. Alternatively, fill in our online claim form, and an advisor will get in touch to help you to get the compensation you’re due.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 5659.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
¹Source: RoSPA road safety research common motorcycle crash causes Nov 2017.