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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users in the UK.

What should I do if I am involved in a motorcycle accident?

1. Seek medical attention:
The first thing that you should do is seek medical attention. Injuries sustained tend to be more serious in their nature due to the lack of protection on a motorcycle.
2. Get Contact Details :
It is important to take down the contact and licence details of the other motorists involved in the accident.
3. Get Witness Details
Get the contact details for any witnesses. Witness statements can act as vital evidence should you decide to seek motorcycle accident compensation in the future.
4. Take Photos
If possible take photos of the scene of the accident or ask any witnesses to send their photos to you; photos should show the registration number of all the vehicles involved. 
5. Report the accident:
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 you are required to report motorbike accidents to the police within 24 hours if the injury is caused to another person.
6. Inform your insurance company
Failure to do so may invalidate your policy.
7. Seek legal advice
Contact Corries Solicitors, we will be able to ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

What are the common causes of motorbike accidents?
Most motorcycle accidents take place at a junction and in almost 80% of cases the other vehicle involved was a car. Most accidents caused by car drivers were due to the car driver failing to look properly.

The most common reasons why motorcycle accidents occur include:

  • Exiting junctions
  • Opening car doors
  • Potholes in the road

What are common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents?

The injuries sustained by motorcyclists can be extremely serious due to the exposure of riders on the road. Common injuries include:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Serious head and brain injuries
  • Back and Spinal injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Fatal injuries

Corries Solicitors are experienced in handling motorbike accident claims; from straightforward cases where liability is admitted and the injury is minor, to cases where liability is contested and where the injuries are serious, catastrophic or even fatal.

What can I claim compensation for?

Whatever the circumstances of your accident we have the expertise and experience to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses. This could include:

  • Pain and suffering.
  • Current and future loss of earnings.
  • Medical expenses such as prescription charges and rehabilitation.
  • Full compensation for your injuries, including the effect the injuries had on your life and on your family.
  • Any travel costs such as attending rehabilitation and medical appointments etc.

How much will my claim be worth?

The amount of compensation will depend on factors such as:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The severity of your injuries
  • Any future care and support needs
  • Your loss of earnings
  • How your way of life will be affected by the accident

Who pays compensation for a motorcycle accident?
Any compensation settlement will be paid by the defendant’s insurance company. If the collision involves an uninsured driver, a hit and run, or an untraceable driver the claim will be made through the Motor Insurance Bureau.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?
You have up to three years from the date of the motorbike accident to make a claim.
If you would like to pursue a claim on behalf of a loved one who has died, you can make a claim within three years of the date of death.

Why choose Corries Solicitors to handle your claim?
Corries Solicitors have fought and won many motorcycle accident claims where excessive speed is alleged, and in circumstances where the accident occurred whilst the motorcyclist was filtering between lanes.

Call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430

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