Make A Claim For Motorbike Accident Compensation
Any road traffic accident involving a motorbike can lead to serious injuries, including short-term and long-term issues. Whether you’ve been knocked off your motorcycle while standing still, or been hit while travelling at full speed, you may be entitled to claim compensation. In some cases, if you’ve managed to avoid being hit, but you’ve still suffered injuries after falling from your bike, you may still be able to claim. If you’ve been travelling on the back of the bike as a pillion passenger or you’ve been carrying a pillion when you suffered the collision or injuries, the pillion could also be entitled to make a motorcycle accident claim.
To start your motorcycle accident compensation claim, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers Solicitors’ today.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our legal specialists can work with you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life following a motorcycle accident. If you’re looking for no-win, no-fee legal services, don’t hesitate to call Tylers Solicitors directly. We can provide no-win, no-fee representation for anyone whose suffered a motorbike injury that wasn’t their fault. If you’re unsure if you can claim for motorcycle injury compensation, just simply contact us by phone, email or via our contact form, and we will let you know if you have a claim to pursue.
What are the Common Causes of Motorbike Accidents in the UK?
In most cases, motorbike accidents are caused by the negligence of other road users. This can be due to the negligence of another biker, a larger vehicle, car drivers or even a pedestrian stepping out into the road. While most accidents involve a collision of some kind, it is possible that another road user’s negligence can cause your injuries without having touched you. Even if this is the case, you may still be entitled to claim for motorbike accident compensation.
Junctions can be hotspots for collisions with other vehicles pulling out of side streets onto the main road in which the biker is travelling. This can cause a direct collision or cause the motorcyclist to have to change speed or direction in order to avoid contact, causing a spill.
Roundabouts can also be notorious with some accidents occurring by other road users bumping into the back of motorcyclists or scooter riders who are waiting to join the roundabout, pushing them into oncoming traffic.
Another place to be vigilant against other road users is the motorway due to the speed that vehicles are travelling, the presence of HGV’s and with vehicles changing lanes often. However, it doesn’t matter where the accident took place: a busy motorway or a quieter country lane, if you’ve been in a collision that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for being knocked off your motorbike.
Other things to watch out for when riding a motorbike is the road surface, in particular potholes and mud and gravel on the roads or country lanes. Riding over or through these could cause the rider to lose control of their bike. Motorcyclists must also always be careful to avoid diesel/oil spills as well as road markings, grids and manhole covers after or during rainfall as they can be slippery when wet.
Whether you’ve been injured following a motorbike collision, or as the result of another driver’s negligence, we are here for you. We can help you to claim the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you have reason to believe the surface condition of the road caused you to have an accident on your motorcycle and as a result you incurred injuries, then you may be able to claim against the local council in charge of maintaining the highway. This would apply to deteriorated road surfaces, potholes and faulty manhole covers. Manufacturing faults with the motorbike or problems caused by a garage fixing or servicing your motorbike resulting in injury may also be eligible for compensation.
For confirmation on whether you have grounds for motorcycle accident compensation, speak to Tylers Solicitors today. We can discuss your motorbike accident claims and advise whether the claim can be pursued.
What Are The Most Common Kinds of Motorbike Injuries?
The injuries received from a motorcycle accident depend upon the type of accident, whether another vehicle was involved, the environment, the speed at which the bike was travelling at the moment of impact and what the rider or pillion was wearing at the time.
Road rash, or skin abrasion and laceration, is a common injury especially if the rider isn’t wearing high quality protective gear, such as leather motorcycle gloves or leather pants. As many motorcyclists like to wear jeans when riding their motorbike, a few companies have made specialist biker jeans that are lined in kevlar or aramid fibres to help prevent the jeans ripping and exposing the flesh in the event of a spill, to avoid road rash. Those wearing unsuitable clothing, such as fashion jeans or shorts and a t-shirt, will find themselves more at risk from receiving skin abrasions in the event of an accident.
Fractures, sprains and bruising are also common injuries associated with motorbike accidents, especially if the rider is involved in a collision with another vehicle, street furniture or property or has experienced a highside crash. A broken collarbone, fractured leg and ankle, broken wrist, bruised ribs and soft tissue damage are just a few examples of injuries that can be sustained in a motorcycle accident.
More serious motorcycle accidents, particularly those which occur at high speeds, can often result in significant, life-changing injuries. These can range from head injuries to spinal injuries which could affect the rider long-term. Severe motorcycle accident injuries can result in amputation of a limb, partial paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Damage to the neck or shoulders, serious crushing injuries to the arms or legs, or the loss of a limb are all possible injuries from a motorcycle collision or accident.
As an experienced motorbike injury solicitors, we can help you to start a compensation claim following a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault. We can even take on motorcycle accident claims for family members who may have recently lost a loved one in a non-fault motorbike crash. However minor or serious your motorcycle injuries are, speak to a member of our team at Tylers Solicitors today, or send us an email through our contact form. As no-win, no-fee solicitors, we will be able to inform you whether you have grounds to claim for motorcycle accident compensation for the injuries you sustained.
ATGATT – ALL THE GEAR, ALL THE TIME
It’s important to wear the right gear when riding a motorcycle, no matter if you’re operating the bike or riding pillion. It could save your life and help to reduce injuries in the event of an accident.
- Helmet – A motorcycle helmet is the only piece of riding clothing that is required by UK law. The helmet must adhere to one of the following:
- British Standard BS 6658:1985 and carry the BSI Kitemark
- UNECE Regulation 22.05
- a European Economic Area member standard offering at least the same safety and protection as BS 6658:1985, and carry a mark equivalent to the BSI Kitemark
The Government has a scheme called SHARP which independently tests different styles and brands of motorcycle helmets and awards a star rating dependent on the outcome.
- Jacket – Leather or Textile with armour or padding in the elbows and shoulders
- Trousers – Leather, Textile or Kevlar/Aramid Lined Jeans with armour or padding at the knees and hips.
- One Piece Race Suit – Leather with armour
- Gloves – Leather, Textile or Goretex with protection at the wrist and knuckles.
- Boots – Properly fitted boots, made from durable material. Preferably over the ankle. Oil-resistant sole recommended.
- Back Protector – To help protect the back and spine
- Airbag Vest – To help protect the upper body
- High Vis Vest – To help to be seen on the road, in particular in the dark and when riding through poor visibility and weather conditions.
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What Can I Claim For If I’ve Been In A Motorcycle Accident?
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for the following:
- Your Injuries
- Damaged Helmet and Clothing Costs
- Physio & Rehabilitation Costs
- Travel Costs
- Loss of Earnings
- Home Adjustments Required Due To Injury
You may also be able to claim compensation for damages to your motorcycle however that is usually taken care of by your motorcycle insurance provider.
To find out what compensation you can pursue in your motorbike injury claim, please make sure to provide our team with as much detail as possible about the motorcycle accident and your injuries.
I Was Knocked Off My Motorcycle – Can I Claim Compensation?
If you were knocked off your motorbike by another road user, you will almost always be able to claim compensation. Unless your accident was caused by your own negligence, such as pulling out in front of a moving vehicle, or hitting a stationary object, you should be entitled to make a motorcycle accident claim.
If you’ve been knocked off your motorcycle, and you aren’t sure whether you’re able to make a claim for compensation, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors. Our legal team can advise whether you are entitled to make a motorbike accident compensation claim and, if eligible, will fight your case to gain the compensation you deserve.
Being knocked off your motorcycle is one of the most dangerous kind of road traffic accidents you could suffer. This is particularly true if your motorcycle accident occurred while travelling at high speed. However, even being knocked off your bike whilst at a complete standstill can lead to serious and devastating injuries. If you’ve suffered injury whilst on your motorcycle and it wasn’t your fault, then talk to Tylers to see if you have a motorcycle accident claim.
Motorcycle Accident Compensation Amounts
The amount of compensation you may be able to claim depends on the severity of your injuries. The more serious your injuries, the more compensation you could be able to claim.
Are you curious about how much compensation you could be entitled to following your motorcycle accident? Use our simple motorcycle compensation calculator below. If you prefer, you can also get in touch with our no-win, no-fee legal experts today to see how much you could compensation you’re entitled to and whether you’re eligible to make a motorcycle accident claim.
Head Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accident - Compensation Amounts
Even if you were wearing an approved helmet, a serious motorcycle accident can lead to head injuries and brain damage of all kinds. If you’ve suffered any kind of head injury, concussion or brain damage as the result of a motorbike accident, we are here for you. In some cases, head injuries can lead to long-term disabilities, including learning difficulties and motor impairment. For more information, or to start your no-win, no-fee motorcycle injury claim, call Tylers Solicitors.
Up to £307,000
Neck & Shoulder Injuries - Compensation Amounts
Neck and shoulder injuries can be extremely serious and have a noticeable impact on your life. If you’re left with any long-term conditions following your motorbike accident, including loss of flexibility or chronic pain, you may be entitled to claim. Whatever kind of neck or shoulder injury you’ve suffered following a motorbike injury that wasn’t your fault, call Tylers’ no-win, no-fee legal team today.
Up to £63,000
Abrasions & Bruising After Being Knocked Off A Motorbike - Compensation Amounts
Even if you’re wearing fully protective clothing, skin damage is still a common injury following motorcycle injuries. If you’ve been knocked off your motorbike and have skidded across the road, you could suffer serious abrasions, lacerations and bruising. In many cases, these injuries can lead to long-term scarring, or require extensive medical treatment to correct. To claim for abrasions or bruising following a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
Up to £77,000
Paraplegia or Quadriplegia Following Motorbike Accidents Compensation Amounts
The most serious accidents can often lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia injuries. These are some of the most serious bodily injuries you could suffer following a road traffic accident. Paraplegia and quadriplegia injuries will have a long-term, permanent impact on your life. As such, getting the compensation you’re entitled to is absolutely essential. For more information on our motorcycle accident compensation claims, get in touch with our no-win, no-fee solicitors who’ll be able to advise and pursue eligible claims.
Up to £307,000
What Do I Need To Make a Motorbike Accident Claim?
If you’re looking to claim for your injuries after a motorcycle accident, it’s important that you have as much information about the events as possible.
If you were in a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian and contacted the emergency services, you may well have a road traffic incident report number logged with the police that will help to verify the accident. If, for any reason, police were not involved or notified following the accident, then make sure to note down the details of anyone involved in the accident (i.e. the other driver if another vehicle involved), vehicle registrations if necessary, and any witnesses. Write down how the event unfolded, estimated speed of vehicles involved (including your own), the location, weather, time and date of the accident as soon as possible so that you have all the information at hand. Write as much detail as you can remember as this may provide useful to your claim.
It’s important to be checked out by a medical professional following an accident, especially if you’ve been hit whilst moving or stationary on the motorcycle, fell or thrown off the motorbike or made direct bodily contact with another vehicle as a result of the accident. Hospital and doctor’s records of the injuries you sustained in the motorbike accident can be beneficial to your claim.
Photographic proof of the scene of the accident, damage to your motorcycle and that of any other vehicle involved, and the injuries you sustained can also help to support your motorcycle accident personal injury claim.
As with most cases, the more information you can provide to support your motorcycle injury claim for compensation, the better.
Can Pillion Passengers Claim Motorcycle Accident Compensation?
If you’ve been riding on the back of a motorcycle as a pillion passenger and have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation.
You may have suffered injuries whilst riding pillion in a motorcycle accident with a car or another vehicle. Or perhaps you’ve been injured as a result of the unsafe operation of the motorcycle you’ve been travelling as a passenger on. No matter the instance, if you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault, then speak to our team of motorcycle accident solicitors. We’ll be able to advise if you can make a claim for compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Tylers Solicitors for Motorbike Accident Compensation Claims?
Tylers Solicitors provide no-win, no-fee legal services to individuals in the UK that are looking to claim compensation for injuries sustained in non-fault motorcycle accidents. Our legal specialists have many years of experience when it comes to claiming for road traffic accidents, including motorcycle accident injury claims. Whatever kind of injury you’ve suffered whilst riding your motorbike, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors’ team today to discuss your claim.
Whether you’ve suffered a serious motorbike accident, or even made a full recovery following a motorcycle injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. Our legal team will work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation following your motorcycle accident or collision.
Does Tylers Provide No-Win, No-Fee Motorbike Accident Claims?
Tylers Solicitors is one of the UK’s leading no-win, no-fee motorcycle accident solicitors. If you’re looking to commence a legal claim against the person responsible for injuries received in a motorbike accident which wasn’t your fault, we are here for you.
Thanks to our no-win, no-fee motorcycle injury claims, you’ll be able to start your compensation claim without spending a penny of your own money. All of our legal costs are recovered once you receive your compensation, so you can be sure of a dedicated, driven and professional service.
How Quickly Do I Have To Pursue A Motorcycle Injury Claim Following An Accident?
As with any kind of personal injury or road traffic accident, you have up to three years to begin your claim for compensation. So long as your legal claim begins within this three-year period, you should be eligible to make a claim for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. If you aren’t sure whether you’re still eligible to start a claim, get in touch with Tylers today. Our team will be able to confirm whether you’re able to pursue your motorcycle injury claim for compensation.
What Is The Average Payout For A Motorcycle Accident in the UK?
Compensation amounts for motorcycle accident claims differ due to the circumstances of the accident, the injuries suffered and the effect those injuries have had on the claimant. No two motorbike injury claims are alike and so each case is treated independently and assessed individually.
If you want to know how much compensation you may be entitled to, then you can use our calculator or get in touch via email, contact form or by phone to discuss your case with our no-win, no-fee motorcycle accident solicitors.
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