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Motorbike Accident

UK Motorbike Accident Claims and Injury Compensation Help

The process of claiming compensation for a motorcycle accident is often far from straightforward. If you have been injured in the UK and require legal assistance with your claim, then you will be glad to know that help is at hand. Our team comprises personal injury and insurance claim lawyers who are highly experienced in recovering large motorcycle accident compensation awards.

We will offer you a free case evaluation and consultation, with no obligation for you to hire us. Just call 0800 710 1010 or fill out our online claim form for an in-person meeting with one of our specialists, who will help you decide on a plan that works best for your needs!

What Type of Accident Can I Claim For?

You may be able to make a bike accident compensation claim if you have been injured in any number of ways, including:

Collisions

  • A motorbike collision with another vehicle (cars, buses, Lorries) or stationary objects, such as a wall or telegraph pole.
  • Left-hand turn accidents (blind collisions to the Left)
  • Rear-end accidents - motorbike crashes resulting from a car, bus, or lorry suddenly braking
  • Crashing with other motorbikes, pedestrians, cyclists or other road users
  • Unsafely parked vehicles or cars which suddenly pull out in front of you, causing a collision

Motorbike Slippery Accidents

  • A fall after your motorbike skidded on a wet road or hit a pothole.
  • Accidents from road defects or hazards, including potholes or uneven road surfaces
  • Other types of bike accidents that result from defective components, such as a wheel or brakes suddenly failing, causing the rider to lose control of the vehicle.

Being hit by other Vehicles

  • Being thrown off your bike due to an unexpected event, such as another vehicle crashing into the back of you
  • Lane Splitting – riding between traffic lanes, which may cause another vehicle to crash into you

When the fault is Yours

  • Drunk and drive incidents involving a motorbike
  • Excessive Speed and Motorcycle Racing
Can a Motorbike Accident be compensated?

What You Can Claim For?

Injured in a motorcycle accident? A claim will cover the following losses:

  • Medical expenses, including treatment at NHS hospitals and private clinics, surgical costs and physiotherapy bills. You can also be compensated for pain and suffering.
  • Loss of earnings or loss of future earning potential if your injuries prevent you from returning to work.
  • Distraction/concentration costs from being too preoccupied with your injuries and the compensation claim process, including delays in bringing a claim for a motorbike accident.
  • Damages to the bike or property
  • Loss of enjoyment of life arising from pain and suffering or the inability to participate in indoor or outdoor activities that you previously enjoyed.
  • Financial losses due to the impact on your lifestyle of having recovered from an accident but still being in pain, including loss of earnings during sick leave, childcare costs, and additional travel expenses.
Motorcyclists - Obligations of Care

What Do I Need to Prove My Claim?

You will need evidence to support your claim, including:

  • Medical reports from an NHS hospital or private clinic that details the nature and extent of your injuries, as well as a diagnosis and prognosis for recovery.
  • Treatment records, with descriptions of which treatments you received and when (and why).
  • Any treatment plans or exercises outlined by the physio/doctor for you to follow at home to aid recovery.
  • GP reports reflecting ongoing problems after initial recovery from your injuries. This should include details on your general health and activities of daily living.
  • Details of all pain management or other medication, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, and when you took them.
  • Statements from witnesses who saw the accident (if possible), including details on your injuries during and after the crash and any treatment you received/needed afterward.
  • Any police reports concerning the accident, including photographs of the scene, witnesses' descriptions, and your injuries. This can be helpful to show injury severity or what led up to the crash.
  • Deposition transcripts from any court case you were involved in related to recovery after an accident (if applicable).
  • Receipts for treatment costs indicating the date, time, and cost of treatment.
  • Receipts for medication, such as painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs (if applicable).
  • Any relevant medical letters from your GP, hospital, or clinic that can support your claim, including any notes made on your file about the crash/injury and ongoing health problems arising from it.
  • Details of your wages or income before and after the crash, including additional travel to work costs (if relevant).
  • Records of any psychological issues arising from the accident (in relation to pain/suffering) which impacts you now, such as sleep problems or mood swings.
  • If applicable, details on any other financial losses you have incurred due to the crash, such as childcare costs or travel expenses.
  • Any other relevant evidence to support your claim.
What If I Was Partly at Fault for the Accident

What If I Was Partly at Fault for the Accident?

Your compensation may be reduced if you contributed to the accident in any way, even if it's just 1%. Our claim help team can assess your case and tell you whether or not it will affect your claim. Our goal is to serve your best interests, including getting you maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

Claiming for a Motorbike Accident

Motorcyclists - Duty of Care

It is your duty to drive carefully at all times, including when you are in the 'pipeline' of approaching vehicles. This means not only being vigilant for other road hazards (including potholes, poor road markings, etc.) but also looking out for motorcyclists.

If you fail to give someone else their due care and attention and an accident results, you may be liable for the injuries and losses of that person – this is called 'contributory negligence.

If it can be proven that your lack of care caused or contributed to the accident and subsequent losses, you may not be eligible for compensation. Compensation payouts will depend on how strong of a claim you have and whether or not your lack of care was a significant factor in the accident.

Breach of Obligation of Care

Breach of Duty of Care vs. Contributory Negligence

A claim for breach of duty of care requires the following:

  • You have to be able to link your injuries or losses to the other person's lack of due care. If this is proved, you should receive reasonable compensation – even if it was 80% your fault, there might still be an entitlement to compensation.
  • The other person must be negligent, or their lack of care was unreasonable.
  • You have to demonstrate that you relied on the other driver's care in some way. This could be hand signaling or ensuring hand signals were visible and clear to you (for example). If there is no link between the injury and the care of the other driver, you will not receive any compensation.

Contributory negligence is when both parties share fault or responsibility for their injuries and losses; therefore, reduced compensation would be paid. For example, if you failed to keep a proper lookout and hit another vehicle (even though it was speeding), but the other party was also at fault for their injuries, you may not receive full compensation.

The most crucial factor to consider is whether the circumstances of the accident were such that a reasonable person would have seen or heard your hand signals and acted on them. You should still be compensated for any injuries or losses with clear links to the other driver's negligence.

Claiming for a Motorbike Accident

Claiming for a Motorbike Accident

If you have been injured or incurred losses due to a motorbike accident, the first step is to seek medical attention for your injuries. A visit to your GP should suffice for any smaller wounds which are not severe enough for hospital treatment. However, if the extent of your injuries is still unclear at this point, you should consider seeking further medical attention.

It is essential that you record the names of any witnesses, along with vehicle registration number(s) and part of their contact details, to provide evidence for your claim. Also, make sure to get written statements from them on what they saw and heard at the time of the accident. Any other information you have that will support your claims, such as photographs or video footage, should be kept safe if needed later.

Points to Ponder

Let Our Motorbike Claim Specialists Do the Legwork

The Claim Help Team is a dedicated team of motorbike accident specialists ready to work on your case so that you can relax and wait for the claim to be settled. Our experienced team will take care of all the legwork for you, including:

  • Medical reports
  • Police reports
  • Statements from witnesses
  • Accident scene investigation report (if available)
  • Accident summary detailing your accident claims.

We will aggressively fight your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you would like to find out how much compensation could be awarded for your motorbike accident claims, please call our friendly team today on 0800 710 1010 or fill our online claim form.

Our no win, no fee arrangement means that there's no financial risk to you.

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