Whether you ride for pleasure, for convenience, or as a simple way of getting around, travelling via motorbike is a great form of transportation. That being said, it’s a well-known fact that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable on our roads. Many factors contribute to this, from weather conditions to careless road users or faulty parts. Injuries from motorbike accidents are also some of the most traumatic, with many often leaving life-changing injuries for riders. In 2018 alone, nearly 20,000 motorcyclists were injured on UK roads, which is why it’s important to not only have insurance but make a motorbike accident compensation claim if you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault.
If you’ve suffered from an injury from a motorbike accident, you may be eligible for compensation. At TDP solicitors, we can help you claim compensation that can aid in medical costs and getting you back on track. We understand that motorbike accident compensation can aid in more than just physical costs and that a claim can help your family, your expenses from being out of work, and so much more.
Causes of Motorbike Accidents
Some of the most common causes of motorbike accidents on the road today include:
- Motorists filtering through traffic
- Uneven surfaces or potholes
- Other motorists opening car doors
- Road spillages such as oil spills
- Motorbikes exiting junctions
- Hit and run collisions
At TDP Solicitors, we’re familiar with every cause of motorbike accidents and are ready to help you in providing advice for any motorbike claims you wish to make. When it comes to motor accidents, motorbikes are often less protected than their car counterparts, which is why so many motorcyclists end up worse off if there is a collision. We’ve worked with many cases that have included serious trauma such as head and spinal cord injuries as well as amputations. No matter your injury, we can help you make a claim asap.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
In order to make a successful motorbike accident compensation claim, you must be able to show clear evidence that your accident was caused by someone else or through no fault of your own. This could be proof of reckless driving, an uneven road surface or even a design flaw in your motorbike. If you believe that you have sufficient evidence to make a motorbike claim, or if you would like some advice on whether or not you are eligible, give us a call today on 0151 242 5111 and speak to one of our friendly advisors.
What’s the average pay-out for a motorbike accident claim?
One of the most common questions we’re asked is what the average pay-out is for our clients. Motorbike accident compensation in a successful claim varies depending on the injuries sustained, the circumstances of the case and other factors. When you call us with information in regards to your claim, we’ll be able to offer a more accurate estimate of what your claim could be. We’ll assess the severity of your injuries, the financial impact of your accident on you and your family, and how the accident has affected your social life.
Below are some of the most common injuries caused by a motorbike accident and how much they can range in pay-outs:
|Head and/or face injury||£1400 – £350,000|
|Neck injury||£35,000 – £130,000|
|Brain damage||£38,000 – £190,000|
|Shoulder injuries||£6000 – £10,000|
|Severe back injury||£75,000 – £140,000|
|Paraplegia||£180,000 – £250,000|
|Pelvis or hip injury||£4000 – £110,000|
|Fractured bones||£5000 – £12,000|
Can I claim on someone’s behalf?
Yes, it is possible to claim on the behalf of someone else. Many motorbike accidents can lead to serious head trauma, which is why it can be distressing for a loved one. However, we can help you in a friendly and easy manner and aid you in making a claim on behalf of your loved one.
How can I make a claim for my motorbike accident?
At TDP solicitors, we understand how tough life can be after going through the traumatic event of a motorbike accident. That’s why our team are trained and dedicated to making the claims process smooth for you and your loved ones. All you need to do is give us a call on 0151 242 5111 and talk to one of our advisors who can help you further. If you require any further care or rehab, we’re more than happy to facilitate this on your behalf on top of any adjustments your home may need to accommodate you.