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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


3 years ago

"Excellent company"

What an excellent company. Always answered the phone quickly. Explained everything in simple terms no legal jargon. Highly recommend this company. Got me the amount that we discussed. Every member who I spoke to was polite and very helpful. Overall an excellent experience. 5/5

Andy Turner

3 years ago

"Always professional"

Excellent team, always professional and guided me through my claim every step of the way.

Rakesh Mehta

3 years ago

"Settled for more than what I expected"

Many thanks to the team at Aequitas Legal. My claim was settled for more than what I expected. Kudos to them!

4 years ago

"No regrets "

Really friendly. Kept me up to date so far in my case and always receive regular updates. No regrets picking Aequitas Legal.

Daniel Royle

3 years ago

"No hesitation recommending Aequitas Legal"

Aequitas Legal were the solicitors responsible and Matthew Trusch handled my case, very professionally, but able to communicate with me in layman's terms over any worries I had. Everything was handled with empathy and friendliness, I can only thank him and his team for fetching everything to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aequitas Legal to anyone who needed a professional service. Thank you again.

4 years ago

"Go above and beyond"

As a business we have an excellent working partnership with Aequitas. They are a proactive, genuine, responsible company who always go above and beyond for their clients and suppliers alike. Leemic are always willing to offer support to Aequitas because, fundamentally, they are a lovely and hardworking team who are always on the end of the phone should we require impartial advice! We wish them every success in the future because they deserve to do well!

Lizzy McDowell

3 years ago

"Very professional"

I received excellent from service and support from my solicitor Carl Jones and the other members of staff I spoke to Aequitas Legal. They are all very professional but also friendly and happy to help. I was always able to get in touch and any queries dealt with quickly. I would recommend Aequitas Legal to my friends and family.

3 years ago

"Highly recommend"

My experience with Aquitas Legal has been great. I was given no nonsense, realistic expectations and I am very happy with the outcome. Using their app made the experience even easier, however I always managed to speak to someone if I needed clarification on anything. I would highly recommend Aquitas Legal!

3 years ago

"Brilliant all the way through"

What can I say what a team ashleigh as been brilliant all the way through talking on whatsapp gets back to u really fast and always trys to help you out the all team been brilliant to get me the best outcome I will defo past aequitas Legal name on to anyone 5 out 5 keep up the hard work you all take care.

Dean Cotterill

3 years ago

"Always kept informed of everything"

I have been really happy with the quality of the advice and help I have received over the period of my claim. Always kept informed of everything and my claim has been won and settled in my favour. I would recommend Carl and the team to everyone.

3 years ago

"Outstanding service"

I would like to say a massive thank you to Aequitas Legal for such an outstanding service. The service received was very professional and very swift, I was kept up to date at al times through letters and emails. I would absolutely recommend Aequitas Legal to anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim - Thank You Aequitas Legal

Ranj Lal

4 years ago

"The team were very helpful"

My case went on for just over 2 years. The team were very helpful and Matthew made sure i was kept up to date and always asked for my opinion. There was no pressure and he offered his own opinion to help along the way. Thank you very much aequitas legal!

3 years ago

"Process was made simple"

My experience with Aequitas Legal was excellent overall. The process was made very simple and took up very little time on my part, particularly with use of the 'InCase' App and emails. My caseworker, Jane Hargreaves, was very approachable and friendly, and responded to queries promptly. I was expecting my case to take the best part of 6 months to resolve but was settled with my cheque in the post within just a few months. Very impressed at such a stress free and innovative experience and would recommend to others.

Amy Fox

3 years ago

"Kept updated regularly "

Aequitas Legal, a very professional company from Katie who helped with my initial inquiry to Suzanne, the solicitor, who handled my case. I was kept updated regularly on all aspects and developments and given sound advice regarding my claim. I particularly liked using the App on my mobile which was full of useful information. Great customer service with prompt responses to questions and queries, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you for a quick and easy settlement.

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