It’s an unfortunate fact that motorcyclists are subject to more serious injuries when using the road than any other road user. This is due to a few simple reasons:
Most motorcycle accidents are avoidable if drivers of large vehicles are mindful and careful in their driving practices and roads are well maintained, this is unfortunately not a reality for many motorcyclists.
Although motorcycles aren’t seen as the safest means of transportation, there are accidents where the motorcyclis is at fault. However, even when no other person or party is directly involved with an accident, a specialist Personal Injury Lawyer may be able to retrieve compensation based on the circumstances.
Below is some more information about making a claim for compensation following a motorcycle accident. However, if you’re ready to speak with a specialist Personal Injury Lawyer, our specialist offer a free 10 minute consultation.
As expert Personal Injury Solicitors, we continually assess claims on a case-by-case basis. To find out about making a compensation claim after a motorcycle accident, please read below. Or, if you want to ask us any questions without obligation, contact an expert Personal Injury Lawyer on 02071002525 for free and confidential advice.
When a motorcycle collides with another road user, it’s not always automatically the other vehicle’s fault simply because they are the ones that collided with it. However, an investigation that would analyse the actions of both parties can determine whether or not someone else on the road is at fault.
A specialist motorcycle accident solicitor (a Personal Injury Lawyer) will have come across these issues before and will be knowledgeable and capable in resolving them. They will also know how important it is for you to receive fair compensation for your injuries and any damage caused by these incidents.
To make the case stronger, you need to give as much evidence as you can provide.
Ideal evidence will include:
If your accident is captured on a CCTV camera, you have a right to get the footage of the accident from the owner of the CCTV camera.
In addition to claiming compensation, you should save all of the receipts for any items or expenses incurred as a result of your accident. The primary goal of the compensation process is to make sure you don’t end up in a worst financial position than if the accident had never occured.
Compensation on the basis of poor road maintenance:
Motorcyclists can get harmed for several reasons on the roads like bad weather conditions, poor road maintenance and unclear junction marking. If the accident ocuured due to poor weather conditions, we can’t help you in this situation. On the other hand, if the accident was because of poor road conditions or another person responsible is for your accident, we can surely help you.
If you meet the criteria mentioned above, you can call 02071002525 for help, support and an initial free 10 minute
The Highways Act 1980 is a crucial piece of legislation that lays down how public bodies, such as highway authorities, must maintain roads.
They are responsible for:
This means that if highway authorities do not fulfil their obligations in making roads safe for use, they can be held liable.
To pursue a claim against a highway authority or agency for compensation, your Personal Injury Lawyer will need to prove that it is a fault that the higway authority was aware of or should have been aware of and that they failed to act to rectify the fault thus causing your accident.
When you’re making a claim, don’t worry about having to compile the relevant information yourself – your Personal Injury Solicitor will help you get the required proof and evidence necessary to prove that it is the authority’s fault.
If a loved one has been in an accident and cannot claim themselves, this can leave you in a worrying situation. You may have found that your life or finances are suddenly very different than they were before the accident.
In this situation, when your loved ones cannot claim themselves, you can claim on behalf of them. A Personal Injury Lawyer will help you claim on behalf of your loved ones and present you as a “litigation friend”.
If you lost your partner as a result of a motorcycler crash or collision, of course money cannot bring your loved one back but can act as a source of comfort whilst you are grieving.
If you’re looking to claim on your loved one’s policy, you may need to start the claims process soon (within three years) after their death. Claims can be established on the following basis:
If your vehicle has been damaged or you are injured, or there has been an accident in which someone has suffered any form of injury, you must:
When calling the police, they will usually ask you:
To ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve, it is vital that you engage with an expert medical professional that can detail the intricacies of your claim. At Adam Bernard Solicitors, we have an established network of medical experts across the professional spectrum that will help establish your claim. We strive to work for your maximum compensation. Where your health is at risk, we will make sure all your rehabilitation needs are met which includes:
You can claim if you are only partially responsible for accident and did not wear a helmet. If your expert Personal Injury Lawyer can prove that the other party is also at fault, you may still be able to claim compensation on this basis.
In the case of O’Connell v Jackson, a judge ruled that the claimant’s compensation was reduced by 15% due to his failure to wear a helmet during a moped accident.
Do you know: The Department of Transportation has categorized motorcycle riders as a “vulnerable user category.”