Motorcycle Accident Claims
The thrill and convenience that two-wheeled transportation affords is what the vast majority of motorcyclists enjoy the most. However, without the safety measures that other road users enjoy, such as seat belts, side impact bars, and airbags, motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to accidents and injury.
In 2014, 339 motorcyclists were killed in reported road accidents, which was an increase of 2.4 per cent on 2013. What’s more, 5,289 were seriously injured, another increase on 2013, this time by 8.7 per cent and the highest level it’s been since 2009.
The most common reason for road traffic accidents between motorcycles and cars is the car driver failing to look properly (48% of crashes between motorcycles and cars), prompting the “Sorry I just didn’t see you there” response. Whilst there are things that motorcyclists can do to help improve their visibility such as; keeping headlights on during the day, wearing bright and reflective clothing and having a distinctly bright coloured bike, it is the responsibility of other drivers to ensure they look properly before performing any driving manoeuvres.
Common Motorcycle Injuries include:
- Fractures (including pelvic fractures which are often caused by impact of petrol tanks and middle frame of the bike)
- Sprains and Strains (including Biker’s Arm where a bike falling on its side can injury the riders arm and shoulder)
- Contusions & Abrasions (including Road Rash where a rider hits the ground at speed causing skin and bone abrasions).
- Traumatic Brain Injury (Motorcycle accidents often involve some form of head trauma.)
- Spinal Cord Injury
If you have been the innocent victim of another motorist's negligence then you could be able to claim compensation for the injuries sustained in the accident and any other losses that you incur as a result of the accident.
At Mayiclaim, we are determined to provide innocent motorcycle accident victims with the compensation they deserve when their injuries were caused by the negligence of another road user. We also strive to make your claims experience as hassle free as possible, so that you can concentrate on making a full recovery.
We work with a large number of experienced motoring solicitors and therefore, we are able to choose the most appropriate solicitor for each motorcycle accident victim that consults us, based on each specific set of circumstances.
Mayiclaim's aim is to help put you in the position of recovering the maximum possible compensation and all our recommended solicitors will pursue your claim on the basis of a no-win-no-fee agreement. This means that in the event of your claim being unsuccessful, you won’t have any legal fees to pay.
To find out whether you have a valid motoring claim for motorcycle accident compensation, fill out our Quick Claim Form with some contact details and brief details of the accident.
You will then speak to an experienced and knowledgeable advisor who discuss your accident with you, check if you have a valid claim and provide you with all the information that you need.