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Motorcycle Accidents

Anyone who takes a motorcycle out on the road is at a higher risk, as motorcyclists are likely to develop more serious injuries than those in cars, following a collision.

Thankfully motorcycle accidents have fallen by 36% from 2005 to 2015, but bikers are still a vulnerable group. The latest government report (2015) reveals there were 19,918 bike accidents that year.  In the event you are unfortunate enough to have an accident, First4Lawyers are here to fight your corner.

What classes as a motorcycle accident?

They’re incidents where motorcycles are involved in crashes on the road with another vehicle. A number of injuries often occur as a result, some of the most common being:

  • Whiplash, coming from a sudden jolt
  • Burns from skidding on the road surface
  • Broken bones from hitting the ground
  • Spinal injuries, often coming with whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Loss of limbs

As motorcyclists’ bodies are more exposed at the point of collision, the likelihood and variety of potential injuries goes up.

Who can I claim against?

As with other road traffic accidents, the driver causing the crash is usually at fault. If they have insurance, you can claim against them directly. If not, you should go through the Motor Insurance Bureau, who are a third party which tries to get money from uninsured drivers to compensate you.

How much can I claim?

It depends on the type and severity of any injuries sustained. For those inflicted with minor brain or head injuries, they could receive between £1,940 and £11,200. At the other end of the scale, severe leg injuries could see compensation between £48,080 and £119,210, whereas loss of an arm may mean an award of between £84,310 to upwards of £120,270.

How long do I have to make a claim?

You typically have a time limit of three years to file a claim for compensation, starting from when the motorcycle accident first took place. Once you have recovered as well as possible, you should consider contacting First4Lawyers to start your claim. Our team of expert solicitors will handle your case with sensitivity, and will help to give you the peace of mind that you deserve.

I’ve been a motorcycle accident victim. What should I do?

You can make a claim as soon as you have been treated after your accident. Firstly, fill in our online claim form, or request a callback at the top of the screen. Someone from our panel of solicitors will get in touch for a no-obligation chat about your claim. If they believe you have a case, they will send a letter to the responsible party about it, allowing them to accept or reject what’s been written.

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Road traffic accident case study

£5,000 awarded

Mr and Mrs Felkin each received £2,500 when someone drove into the back of their stationary vehicle, leaving them both with severe neck and back pain. Mr Felkin says ‘First4Lawyers were professional, friendly, and caring. They dealt with our claim in an understanding manner, and I felt they took their time to listen to my case and seemed to genuinely care about the injuries we had suffered.’

Mr and Mrs Felkin each received £2,500 when someone drove into the back of their stationary vehicle, leaving them both with severe neck and back pain.

Road traffic accident case study

£2,600 awarded

Mr Bell was injured when a car went into the side of his vehicle. He was awarded £2,600

Mr Bell says ‘First4Lawyers explained my options clearly to me, and they were friendly and helpful. I felt that they were excellent and I would definitely tell friends and family to give you a call if they needed to.’

Road traffic accident case study

£3,000 awarded

Mr Clarke was injured when a delivery van hit him as he cycled to work. He received £3,000.

Mr Clarke says “I found First4Lawyers friendly and helpful, and I was so pleased with the solicitor First4Lawyers passed me on to. They were very good and dealt with everything, keeping me informed throughout the process.”

Road traffic accident case study

£1,450 awarded

Philip was a passenger when the vehicle he was in hit the car in front, leaving him with whiplash. He received £1,450.

Philip says: “I was really impressed with First4Lawyers. Their solicitors helped me get physio for my injuries, and they kept me informed throughout.”

Road traffic accident case study

£3,000 awarded

Herman was crossing a one way street when a car came down the wrong way and knocked him over. He was left with injuries to his knee which are still not resolved, and for which he still needs surgery.

Herman says: "I felt that my claim experience with First4Lawyers went very well. I was pleased with the outcome and it didn’t take long for my claim to finalise. I found them friendly and helpful, and I will definitely be recommending First4Lawyers to friends and family."

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