Motorcyclists are amongst the most vulnerable road users; bikers face many risks every time they get on their bikes. A motorbike accident can leave you with serious injuries that require rehabilitation and can result in considerable time off work meaning a big loss of earnings for you. Although many riders are skilled in their driving and hopefully well protected with the right riding gear, this cannot prevent all injuries.
Our team of personal injury solicitors has advised many clients in relation to motorbike accidents and has helped them achieve thousands of pounds in compensation.
We know that the trauma of a motorcycle accident can last far beyond the treatment for your injuries. Our motorbike accident solicitors are experienced in holding other motorists to account if they’ve caused a collision. We also have access to specialist medical and physiotherapy experts – who can provide rehabilitation to help you recover from your injuries.
We also know that a defective road surface can be extremely dangerous to riders; a bumpy ride over a pothole for a motorist can be uncomfortable, but for a motorbike rider, it can lead to being thrown off your bike and put you at serious risk of sustaining an injury. Loose stone chippings cause similar problems for bikers; they don’t just give you a bumpy ride, they put you in danger of coming off your bike.
Not only does our experienced team have in-depth knowledge of the factors that can impact a rider in a completely different way to other road users, but we also understand the most common types of injuries and how best to help you make a recovery from them. We know that typically 50% of all motorcycle accident injuries involve injuries to legs, with the next most common injury type being to arms.
What to do Following a Motorbike Accident
There are a number of things you can do to help your claim should you be involved in an accident while on your motorbike. However, you should only follow these steps if you are well and able.
Once you’re safe and any immediate medical needs have been attended to, you should try to:
How We Can Help
We can help you get compensation for your injuries and loss of earnings and ensure you keep the vast majority of your compensation. Most of your legal fees will be paid by the losing side as we offer ‘no win no fee arrangements’ and you will not have to pay a penny from your own pocket.
Over the years we have acted for many people in relation to injuries they have suffered as a result of a motorbike accident in Ormskirk, Burscough, Southport, Mawdesley, Wigan, Skelmersdale, Parbold and across Lancashire and Merseyside. Our specialist personal injury solicitors will be able to help you with your legal requirements.