Motorbike accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for both drivers and their passengers. Due to the exposed nature of riding a motorcycle on the open road, with no safety belts and no roof or doors to protect you, an accident is likely to be far more serious than one sustained in a car. We can help you make a compensation claim if you have been injured in a motorbike accident.
Why not contact us at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and learn more about how we can help you claim compensation after your motorbike accident.
Motorbike accident compensation can help you get through a difficult period in your life. Whatever financial difficulties you may have thought you would encounter, for example missing work, paying for treatment or adaption for a disability, we at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors can help.
Compensation claims for a motorbike accident are made against the person or persons responsible for the cause of the accident. In many cases this is another motorist, who failed to see you coming or did not give you enough space when overtaking. In other cases it can be that the road has not been properly maintained. Motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to potholes due to the problems they cause by throwing a motorbike off course. If you have been injured as the result of driving over a pothole you may be able to make a claim against the local council or highways authority responsible for the maintenance of the road.
Motorbike Accident Statistics
The threats that motorcyclists face are all the more shocking when you look at the figures that their accidents produce. A selection of motorbike accident statistics include:
- Only 1% of all road users are on motorbikes. However 20% of all road accidents involve a motorcyclist
- 1 in 5 deaths on the road are motorcycle related (2005)
- Motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to be killed on the road than a car driver
- Male bikers have 89% of all motorcycle accidents, whilst females only have 11%
- 70% of motorcycle accidents involved a collision with another vehicle.
Making a Compensation Claim after a Motorbike Accident
The compensation you are awarded will be based on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries, how and where the accident happened.
The complex and sensitive nature of motorbike accident claims means securing the services of a personal injury claim lawyer who is a specialist in road traffic accidents. They are experts at weighing up the details of the accident and winning the compensation you deserve by issuing proceedings against the person at fault.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your motorcycle accident compensation.