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Our lawyers are all members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts¹ who deal with motorbike accident compensation claims using a no win no fee arrangement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation.Tens of thousands of bikers are injured on UK roads every year. Most motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle, most often a car. If the accident is the other driver's fault, the rider can claim compensation for injuries and financial losses caused by the accident. Motorbike accident compensation claims are subject to time limits and often require lengthy preparation, especially if the injury is serious or if liability is denied. There are road traffic cases where everyone involved will blame each other and in these cases in particular there is urgent need to seek the guidance of a specialist lawyer to ensure your legal rights are properly and professionally protected. If you or a member of your family has been injured or suffered loss and wish to speak to a motorcycle accident solicitor with no further obligation just call the helpline or complete the contact for or email our offices as soon as possible.

Motorbike Accident Compensation

Victims are entitled to make a compensation claim that covers two main types of damage or loss. Firstly an expert motorcycle accident solicitor can help victims recover direct financial losses caused as a result of the accident. This can include loss of earnings caused by not being able to work, medical costs and damage or loss of their bike. Secondly, victims are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering caused by the accident which includes both physical and mental trauma.

The amount of compensation awarded for personal injury in a motorcycle accident compensation claim is dependent on the severity of the injury and whether or not there are any long term consequences or disabilities. In addition to claiming damages for personal injury your motorbike accident compensation solicitor will ask you to provide full information about other losses including damage to personal property including your motorbike, loss of wages and any change in life's opportunities or enjoyment as a result of the injury. Future losses can be estimated and also included in the overall claim.

Defective Roads & Spillages

An accident may be as a result of a defect in the road surface and the statutory authority responsible for the upkeep of the road may be held liable if they have failed to reasonably maintain the road surface. In order to escape liability in motorcycle accident compensation claims the authority must show that they have an adequate system of inspection and repair and that at the time of the accident they were not aware and could not reasonably have been aware of the defect that caused the accident. Spillages on the road are another source of motorcycle accident claims and if the person responsible for the spillage can be traced then a claim for damages can be made against them.

The Doctrine of Contributory Negligence

There are occasions where the cause of an accident is not clear and it may be that both drivers were partly to blame. In these cases either or both drivers can take legal action claiming compensation for any personal injury that they may have suffered. If one party takes action then the other party may counter-claim and both actions are heard together by the same judge who will apportion blame between all parties involved on a percentage basis. The practical effect of this is that even though a driver may have been partly responsible for causing the accident, it is still possible for a motorcycle accident solicitor to make a claim for compensation for injury and financial loss or damage. In some cases there may be more than two parties involved in legal action and an innocent passenger may sue the other driver who then promptly joins in the passenger's driver alleging a contribution. In these cases the passenger is paid in full by receiving a contribution from each of the drivers in accordance with the relative blame apportioned between the drivers by a judge. The two drivers can also claim against each other but will suffer a reduction in compensation payable for their injuries in accordance with the judges' apportionment of blame.

Personal Injury Solicitors

If you would like to talk to a lawyer just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a specialist personal injury solicitor will speak to you on the telephone at no cost and without further obligation. We can judge the validity of your claim and work out how much you stand to gain. Our solicitors operate on a no win no fee basis.

HELPLINE 0844 332 0308


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