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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Our specialist solicitors will be able to tell you in as little as five minutes whether you are eligible to claim and will help you through the entire legal process, should you decide to make a claim.

About motorcycle accidents

There are many ways an accident can occur while riding your motorbike, and our personal injury team is well versed in the many causes of crashes. Common reasons for an accident happening include:

  • Road defects, such as construction work and potholes
  • Slippery substances on the road, including mud and oil
  • Pedestrians not looking where they are going
  • A vehicle pulling into your path
  • Not enough room given on the road by other road users
  • Not being visible to other drivers
  • Adverse weather conditions

Injuries sustained in such accidents can vary from minor to serious, with some causing lasting problems that often need regular care. We have helped motorcyclists who have suffered from head injuries, fractures and broken bones, amputations, whiplash, back and spinal damage and paraplegia. However you’ve been injured, if it was caused by the negligence of another road user or a local council’s failure to maintain roads to a satisfying level, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation

Who is responsible?

Being the most vulnerable on the road, your safety is your responsibility, so you must ensure you follow the Highway Code’s rules to show that you have done everything possible to keep yourself safe and free from harm should you be involved in an accident. This includes:

  • Having a suitable helmet on at all times
  • Wearing specialist protective gear, including boots, clothing and gloves
  • Ensuring you’re as visible as possible at all times, for example, wearing a high-visibility jacket
  • Only carrying one pillion passenger at any time

If you’ve done everything required to ensure your safety on the road and are involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, then you are entitled to make a claim against them through their insurance company. If your accident was caused by the weather or poorly maintained roads, then you can make a claim against the local council should it be proven that they did not do enough to prevent your accident from happening.

In cases of hit and run and uninsured drivers, claims can be made with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau if you have reported the incident to the police and your insurance company, as well as done everything in your power to locate the driver. We understand how tricky this can be and can provide advice and guidance on this type of claim.

What to do when you’ve been injured

Following an accident, there are a number of things you can do to help your claim should your health not be in jeopardy. These should be taken solely as guidance and do not constitute as proper legal advice.

  • Do not admit liability, even if you think the accident was partially your fault
  • Call the police (and an ambulance should anyone be badly injured)
  • Remember the registration number, make, model and colour of any other vehicles involved in the accident
  • Take down the full name, contact telephone number, address and email address of any witnesses to the collision
  • Photograph the accident scene, including vehicle damage, skid marks and road defects
  • If there are any CCTV cameras in operation in the area, contact those in charge of them and ask for a copy

Once you’ve received suitable medical assistance, contact the specialist personal injury solicitors at Aequitas Legal to begin your claim.

Making a claim for compensation

Motorcycle accident claims must be made within three years of an incident occurring, or three years from the date you are aware that an injury was caused by a collision. To read more about making a claim, take a look at our guide to the claims process.

Compensation awarded is determined by a number of factors, including the severity and duration of an injury and expenses incurred as a result of your injury, which includes damage to your motorcycle and any protective gear you were wearing at that time. To make sure you are awarded the maximum amount of compensation, it’s important that you keep any paperwork associated with the accident.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

At Aequitas Legal, we are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve following a motorcycle accident, so you’re free to concentrate on getting better and getting back on your bike. Our team has years of experience in handling this type of claim and understands what needs to be done for justice.

We believe a personal approach is the only way to make a successful claim. That’s why you will be assigned your own injury solicitor who will have a full understanding of your needs and be able to provide updates on your claim as and when you should need them. It also means should you have a query, you know exactly who to contact.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others who have been involved in a motorcycle accident, please take a look at our case studies.

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorbike accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, get in touch with Aequitas Legal today.

Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:
0161 358 0800

2 years ago

"A star in the making"

I’d just like to give a very positive feedback to Ansa Rashid took on my case & finally got things moving. Before that I had Susan Mason who never answered my calls or emails & the case was ongoing still 3 years on. Ansa took over, got things moving & even through her busy day rang me mostly every week, sometimes on the phone an hour or so. I can not fault this woman she is amazing at her job. Very professional, caring, trustworthy & motivational. Plenty of times I wanted to to throw the towel in but she just wouldn’t let me give up. The case took 4 years in the end & even though we didn’t win I’d still recommend her to everyone. Thank you Ansa you are a star In the making

Lisa Jayne Hinds

1 year ago

" ‘in-Case’ app makes things so simple"

I was involved in an accident which was not my fault, and was recommended to use Aequitas Legal. From the start, the whole journey with the team was both efficient, professional and sophisticated, with everyone essentially making the process so easy. Their ‘in-Case’ App made simple things like documents and letters so accessible, and meant I could access any import documents at anytime in seconds. I first spoke to Sucheet, who was the gentleman in charge of the company, who explained how everything would work, and pointed me in the direction of Connor, who would be my main liaison during the case. Together, they both ensured I was given the best advice, and seamlessly helped me through the case, which was concluded with a positive outcome! I could not recommend this company more, and will always be my go-to firm.

Jay Amin

2 years ago

"Amazing determination"

I was amazed on how determined the team were in seeing my case through. If you are looking for a reliable, easy and transparent team to handle your case, here they are. I would like to thank Somia who I believe either led or coordinated my case for doing a fantastic job in both seeing the case through and communication.

Bethel Osuagwu

1 year ago

"Reassuring help throughout our case"

The team at Aequitas Legal were excellent. They were very responsive to questions with appropriate answers as well as being very supportive. They reassured my husband & I throughout our case & helped to acquire an amazing settlement of our case without having to attend court. I would greatly recommend their services to anybody unreservedly.

Sharon Cooper

1 year ago

"Professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply"

Highly recommend Aequitas who have recently dealt with my successful case. Special thanks to James Sloane who made the process much easier ; very professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply. Also very encouraging and supportive with regular updates as well as spot on with getting paperwork and documents organised.
For someone like myself who has never been involved in a legal process I'm delighted with how my case was handled with this company.

Wendy Hindley

2 years ago

"A deserved 5 Stars!"

Fantastic service from Ansa. Shes worked hard on my case and kept me up to date and well informed on everything that was happening. Pleasure to deal with. She deserves the 5stars!

Rachel Williams

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