Motorcycling gives you a unique sense of freedom that car drivers rarely experience. But those who choose two wheels instead of four are also far more vulnerable, not least due to the carelessness of other road users. The past decade has seen a number of government-led awareness campaigns aimed at making the road a safer place for motorcyclists, and this has led to a gradual reduction of fatalities (including a 10% drop between 2010 and 2011).
Motorcycle injuries on the rise
But sadly, injuries caused by motorcycling accidents have not declined in the same way that fatalities have. According to government statistics for 2011, there were more than 5,000 incidents in which motorcyclists were seriously injured on UK roads, and approximately 20,000 casualties overall – 8% more than the previous year. So while campaigns have led to more awareness amongst road users of the vulnerability of motorcyclists and consequently a decline in the number of deaths, motorbike injuries are still alarmingly common.
A helping hand after your motorcycle accident
Motorbike injuries are by their nature often far more severe than those suffered by car users, and the recovery time can be much longer too. During this time it can seem hard to get on with your life and return to normality, but fortunately help is at hand. If you’ve suffered injuries from a motorbike accident in which someone else was to blame, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
What can you claim for?
Whether your personal injury is temporary or is a lifelong disability, you can get the financial support you need to ease your recovery and improve your quality of life. The exact amount of money you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors and your circumstances. However, you can claim not just for the physical injury, but also for the mental trauma caused, any loss of income as a result of being off work, and for medical and rehabilitation costs incurred.
How to make a claim for your personal injury
Sometimes people don’t make a claim because they’re not sure how to go about it, or because they think that it will cost them money they don’t have. Injury Lawyers 4U can put your mind at ease on both counts.
Our teams of professional injury lawyers are experienced in all types of accident claims and can take you through every step of the process, from proving the extent of your injuries and the fault of the other party to establishing the final claim settlement.
Although many claims are brought against another individual whose actions on the road have led to the accident, it is sometimes possible to make a claim in situations where no other road user is to blame. For example, if your accident was a result of a defective road surface or pothole, it may be possible to obtain compensation from the local council responsible, as they have a duty of care to maintain a road in a safe condition for all road users, including motorcyclists. If they have allowed a road to become dangerously potholed then they have failed in that duty of care and could be held accountable.
‘No win, no fee’
We work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so in general, in the event that your claim is unsuccessful, you’ll have nothing to pay.
To make a personal injury claim and get your life back on track, contact our expert injury lawyers today. Just fill in the contact form here and we’ll give you a call back at your convenience.