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Motorbike Injury Claims

If you or a loved one has suffered a motorbike injury, our expert Serious Injury lawyers can help

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Price Slater Gawne helps motorbike users and the families of those who have been seriously injured in road traffic accidents or who have suffered fatal injuries.

Our specialist team of Serious Injury lawyers has worked with many people who have suffered all kinds of motorbike accidents. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident please contact us as soon as possible to see if we can help you.

You do not have to use the solicitor your insurer may recommend

Your motor insurers will most likely refer you to a solicitor of their choosing. You do not have to use their solicitors. You can chose any solicitor you like. It is your claim. The most important thing for your claim is that you instruct solicitors who are experts in this field. 

Motorbike injuries and how they happen

Motorbike injuries are a common occurrence on the roads and are often serious and life-threatening. There are several ways in which a motorbike rider can get injured while on the road:

  • Collision with another vehicle: this can happen when the rider collides with a car, truck, or other vehicle on the road. The rider can also collide with a stationary object such as a wall, guardrail, or tree. In such a collision, the rider is exposed to the full impact of the collision, which can result in severe injuries.
  • Road hazards: This can include potholes, gravel, oil spills, and other obstacles on the road that can cause the rider to lose control of the bike. This can result in the rider being thrown from the bike or hitting the road, both of which can lead to serious injuries.
  • Speeding is also a major factor in motorbike injuries: When a rider is going too fast, they have less time to react to hazards on the road, making it more likely that they will be involved in an accident. Additionally, the increased speed makes any collision that does occur much more severe.
  • Lack of protective gear: This can be a significant contributor to motorbike injuries. While helmets are required by law in many states, some riders still choose not to wear them, putting themselves at risk of head injuries in the event of an accident. Additionally, wearing protective clothing such as leather jackets, gloves, and pants can help reduce the severity of injuries in a collision.

To reduce the risk of injury, riders should always wear protective gear, drive at a safe speed, and be aware of their surroundings. However accidents happen and if you’ve been involved in a motorbike injury, or are the family of someone who has been killed or injured, Price Slater Gawne can help.

How do I pursue a motorbike injury claim?

If you have been involved in a motorbike accident and have sustained injuries, you may be entitled to compensation through a serious injury claim. Pursuing a motorbike injury claim can be a complex process, but the following steps can help guide you through the process:

  1. Seek medical attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Get medical attention as soon as possible, even if your injuries seem minor. Keep copies of all medical reports and bills related to your injuries, as they will be important evidence in your injury claim.
  2. Gather evidence: Take pictures of the scene of the accident, your damaged motorcycle, and any other relevant evidence. Collect information about the other driver, such as their name, address, phone number, and insurance information. Additionally, make sure to get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  3. Participate in the investigation: Be prepared to speak to the police, your insurers and any other organisation who are  investigating the claim. Keep any evidence that may help too.
  4. Contact a specialist serious injury solicitor: Our experienced serious injury lawyers will navigate you through the legal process. They will gather the factual evidence and, crucially, the medical evidence together on your behalf.  They will advise you on the compensation you are likely to obtain and they will negotiate with your opponent’s insurance company and their lawyers, on your behalf. They will also ensure your rehabilitation gets underway gets quickly and they should also request interim payments for you to avoid any financial hardship for you.
  5. File a claim: If you claim cannot be settled with the insurers or their lawyers your solicitor will issue your claim at Court. Throughout the process your specialist injury solicitor should be reviewing your progress and your needs and reassessing your compensation as the claim continues.

What if I am partly to blame?

In the UK, compensation for a motorcycle injury may still be available even if the individual is partially to blame for the accident. This is because the UK operates a system of comparative negligence, which means that compensation can still be awarded even if the individual is found to be partially responsible for the accident.

Under this system, the amount of compensation that an individual is eligible to receive will be reduced in proportion to their degree of fault. For example, if an individual is found to be 25% responsible for the accident, their compensation award would be reduced by 25%.

It is important to note that in order to recover compensation, the individual must still prove that the other party was primarily responsible for the accident and that their own actions did not completely cause the accident.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek the advice of a personal injury solicitor who can determine whether you are eligible to receive compensation. An experienced lawyer can also help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim and negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance company.

Most common motorbike injuries

Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries due to the lack of protection afforded to riders. Some of the most common motorcycle injuries include:

  • Road Rash: This type of injury occurs when a rider’s skin rubs against the pavement or other surfaces in a collision. Road rash can range from mild abrasions to deep wounds that can result in permanent scarring.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A TBI can occur as a result of a blow to the head or from the sudden movement of the head in an accident. Symptoms can range from a mild concussion to more serious conditions such as memory loss, difficulty speaking, and loss of consciousness.
  • Fractured Bones: Fractures are common in motorcycle accidents, especially in the arms, legs, and pelvis. These injuries can be very painful and can take several months to heal.
  • Spinal Cord Injury: A spinal cord injury can result in permanent paralysis and is one of the most serious types of injuries that can occur in a motorcycle accident.
  • Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, such as internal bleeding and organ damage, can be difficult to detect and can be life-threatening if not promptly treated.
  • Limb Injuries: Limb injuries, such as amputations, are also common in motorcycle accidents. These injuries can result in permanent disability and a loss of mobility.

In addition to these common injuries, riders can also suffer from emotional and psychological effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident, even if your injuries seem minor, to ensure that you receive proper treatment and proper compensation.

What kind of support is available?

There are a variety of support resources available for people or their families who have been involved in motorcycle injuries. Some of the most common types of support include:

  1. Medical support: Medical support may include treatment from hospital, your GP, therapists and other health care professionals. Depending on the severity of the injury, medical support may be necessary for weeks, months, or even years after the accident.
  2. Financial support: Financial support can help cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with a motorcycle injury. This may come in the form of insurance benefits, government programs, or compensation obtained through a personal injury claim.
  3. Emotional support: Emotional support can help individuals and their families cope with the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of a motorcycle injury. This may include counselling, support groups, and other forms of therapy.
  4. Legal support: Legal support can help individuals and their families understand their rights and navigate the legal process associated with a motorcycle injury. Personal injury solicitors can provide advice and representation to ensure that individuals receive the compensation they are entitled to.
It is important to keep in mind that every motorbike injury case is unique, and the specific steps you need to take will depend on the facts of your case. By working with a knowledgeable serious injury solicitor, you can ensure that you receive the best compensation you deserve and the best legal services.

How quickly can a claim for compensation take?

The length of time it takes to resolve a claim can also be influenced by a number of other factors, such as the speed of your recovery, the nature of your recovery and number of medical assessments required.

In some cases, a settlement can be reached relatively quickly, often within a matter of months. However, in more complex cases, it can take several years to resolve the matter, especially if the case goes to trial.

The length of time it takes to resolve a claim can also be influenced by a number of other factors, such as the availability of medical records, the need for expert testimony, and the backlog of cases in the legal system.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to work with a serious injury solicitor who can navigate the legal process for you. An experienced lawyer can provide you with a more accurate estimate of the time it will take to resolve your claim and help you understand the steps you need to take to protect your rights and recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Why choose Price Slater Gawne?

Our specialist team of Serious Injury lawyers has worked with many people who have suffered motorbike injuries, as well as with their families. 

Over the years we have successfully brought claims for compensation for multiple types of motorbike injuries, so we know very well how your life can be adversely affected.

Meet the team

  • Victoria Price

    Director

    Victoria Price

    t:0161 615 5554

    e: victoria.price@psg-law.co.uk

  • Gemma Stanley

    Associate, Serious Injury Claims

    Gemma Stanley

    t:07534 847421

    e: gemma.stanley@psg-law.co.uk

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Motorbike Injury Claims FAQs

Our specialist team of Serious Injury lawyers has worked with many people who have suffered all kinds of motorbike accidents. We will be able to advise you as to whether you have a claim or not. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident please contact us as soon as possible.

No. Your motor insurers will most likely refer you to a solicitor of their choosing. You do not have to use their solicitors. You can choose any solicitor you like. It is your claim. The most important thing for your claim is that you instruct solicitors who are experts in this field. 

If a family member has been involved in a fatal motorbike accident, you may be able to bring a claim on their behalf. If you a person who is financially dependent on them or rely on them for help and support, you might be able to claim for yourself and your family too. We are here to help. There are strict time limits for any claim so do get in touch as soon as possible and we can talk you through the next steps.

We are completely transparent about our fees, and will be honest about the likelihood of your case being successful, including how compensation you maybe likely to receive. All cases and claims vary. Please get in touch for a no obligation conversation so we can discuss your unique circumstances.

All cases and compensation vary. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek the advice of a serious injury solicitor who can help you determine whether you are eligible to receive compensation. An experienced lawyer can also help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim and negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance company.
The length of time it takes to resolve a claim can also be influenced by a number of other factors, such as the speed of your recovery, the nature of your recovery and the number of medical assessments required.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to work with a serious injury solicitor who can navigate the legal process for you. An experienced lawyer can provide you with a more accurate estimate of the time it will take to resolve your claim and help you understand the steps you need to take to protect your rights and recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Compensation for a motorcycle injury may still be available even if the individual is partially to blame for the accident.

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