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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Road Traffic Accident Injury Claims

Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users and injuries sustained through an accident can be serious or even prove fatal. Whether you have been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by another road user, a pothole or other obstruction, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

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.

To speak to us about an accident you've been involved in, get in touch with us by calling 01618 855 273 or fill in the contact form located on this page and we will get back to you.

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About motorcycle accidents

A look at what causes accidents and how you can be injured

Who is responsible?

An explanation of who is responsible

What to do when you've been injured

Advice on what to do following a motorcycle collision

Making a claim for compensation

Advice on making a claim for compensation

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors are experts in personal injury claims

How we have helped others

Examples of successful motorbike accident claims

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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. To speak to a solicitor, simply call 01618 855 273 or fill in the contact form located on this page and we will get back to you.

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