Sadly, for motorcycle riders, their preferred mode of transport carries a significantly higher risk of accident than cars. Though bikers only make up 1% of traffic on British roads, they are involved in 19% of accidents resulting in death or serious injury. The road safety organisation, THINK! states that motorcyclists are 38% more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than the occupant of a car.
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If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and are not sure about how to make a claim the first thing to do is seek legal advice from a reputable personal injury specialist like Spencers Solicitors. We will be able to answer your initial questions so you can make an informed choice about how to proceed if you decide to make a claim. When someone is seriously injured or killed, a claim may provide for their family and loved ones with financial security and peace of mind.
These initial enquiries are free and you're not obligated to do anything. You'll get straight to one of our team: a trained and supportive professional, experienced in personal injury claims and motorcycle accident compensation. By listening carefully to you they will be able to identify and assign the motorcycle accident solicitor best suited to meeting your needs.
The earlier you contact us, the sooner we can start building the case to support your claim. We will use information like statements from witnesses to the accident, your medical records outlining your injury and prognosis, and a description of the circumstances of the crash together with photographs. If there was a CCTV camera covering the area, we should also be able to access this footage on your behalf.
Spencers Solicitors have access to an extensive bank of specialist experts who we instruct, such as reconstruction experts, forensic accountants and specialist eminent consultants such as Spinal Surgeons, Neurologist and many others.
At Spencers Solicitors, our specialist motorbike solicitors handle a wide variety of motorcycle accident claims each year and they know what is important to bikers.
Through our experience and listening closely to our valued clients we have three priorities when dealing with your injury claim:
We know that recovering your bike, getting swift and good motorcycle repairs, or a replacement bike (of just the right make and model) are likely to be as high on your list as your own well-being. Many insurers try to exclude essential kit such as leathers and helmets from motorbike accident claims - we don't. When you make a motorbike accident claim we'll make sure all these matters are taken care of.
We work with medical professionals to carefully define the status of your injury, how it can be expected to develop, how it might be resolved and, if it can't be resolved, what the long-term prognosis will be. From here we will establish your immediate and on-going medical needs. Whatever degree of physical injury has been suffered by you, or a loved one; our role is to ensure that when you make a claim after your motorbike accident, compensation is awarded at a level that will cover all of your physical and medical needs.
Funding medical treatment can be very expensive, your motorbike accident compensation may have to cover the cost of life-long treatment or support services. We see it as critical to ensure that, no matter what you face, you and your family maintain a suitable level of financial stability. Where it's appropriate we may even be able to recover an interim payment to cover your immediate expenses while your claim is being processed.
You can minimise the risk of being seriously injured in a motorcycle injury but always using appropriate safety equipment, including a helmet which meets current safety helmet standards. Make yourself visible at night and in inclement weather by wearing reflective clothing, and maintain your motorcycle to a good mechanical standard, including having the correct tyre pressure. Our blog on motorcycle safety provides further ideas for safe riding.
Unfortunately accidents do sometimes occur, and the resulting injuries can often be due to someone else’s error. For example, where a driver violates their right of way by pulling out at a junction without seeing the bike, or due to hazardous road surfaces without the appropriate warning.
Whilst each personal injury case is unique, a general settlement timeframe for a motorcycle claim is between 6-9 months, where liability (fault) is admitted by the other side and recovery from the injuries is expected within a reasonable amount of time.
However motorcycle accidents can result in some very serious injuries for the rider. So a settlement timeframe of two years or more is also not uncommon if an accurate assessment of long term needs is required to reach a suitable level of compensation.
Recently we helped a client injuried in a motorcycle accident secure £48,000 in compensation after he suffered thigh and arm fractures along with psychological damage. Our complex injury lawyers ensured his compensation package covered the injuries he sustained as well as the cost of surgery, physiotherapy and gratuitous care from his family.
Spencers Solicitors has been dealing with serious and catastrophic accident claims for more than 15 years and has handled a huge number of cases during that time. We have successfully recovered millions of pounds in compensation and strive to maximise the damages that we recover for your injuries and losses following a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault.
Find out how Spencers Solicitors can help you claim compensation for your motorcycle injury by contacting us today. Call us on 08000 93 00 94 or Enquire Online for no obligation advice on making a claim.