Many thousands of people are drawn to the experience of riding a motorbike. However, unfortunately, riding on two wheels can be dangerous and motorbike accident figures are alarming. As many as 33,000 motorcyclists are injured on our roads each year. If you’ve had a motorbike accident, you may have a claim for motorbike accident compensation.
At First Personal Injury, our motorcycle accident solicitors are experienced in dealing with motorcycle accident claims and are ready to help you.
Contact our team on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch online today to discuss your potential claim.
About motorcycle accidents
Motorbikes offer excitement, freedom and a practical way to nip through traffic on busy roads. The downside is that motorbike riding can be risky. Accidents are frequent.
Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on UK roads than car drivers. When motorbike accidents do occur, motorbike riders generally sustain much more serious injuries than motorists. These types of claims are often complicated and therefore require a specialist motorcycle accident solicitor with experience in this area.
Motorbike accidents happen for a number of reasons. The majority of motorbike accidents are caused by other road users. Many take place at T-junctions with drivers often explaining a collision with the all too common ‘SMIDSY’ – ‘Sorry mate, I didn’t see you’. Unfortunately, car, van and lorry drivers are often on the lookout for other vehicles, not for motorcyclists.
Motorists who fail to check their mirrors and blind spots when changing lanes or turning right, risk colliding with vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists and causing serious accidents.
If a motorist pulls out into the path of a motorbike and causes a collision that injures the rider, it is very likely that the motorcyclist could make a personal injury claim.
Can I make a motorcycle accident claim?
If you’ve been involved in a motorbike accident, you may be able to make a motorbike accident claim. Contact our expert motorcycle accident solicitors and we’ll tell you if you have a claim for motorbike accident compensation.
Our experienced team will take care of every step of the claim process for you. We can even arrange for a replacement bike whilst your ‘pride and joy’ is in for repair. We’ll keep you updated on progress until the conclusion of your motorbike accident claim. We will do everything we can to win you the motorbike accident compensation you deserve.
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How much injury compensation could I claim following a motorcycle accident?
Sometimes, motorcyclists sustain life-changing injuries which warrant significant compensation settlements. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to following your accident will depend on a number of different factors including:
the severity of your injuries
required medical treatment and care costs
your prognosis and anticipated future treatment and care
general pain and suffering
loss of earnings if you have been unable to work as a result of your injuries
damage to your motorbike or equipment
any other expenses you’ve incurred such as prescription charges or travel costs
Your solicitor will consider all of these factors when calculating the value of your claim.
Here, we have outlined the potential compensation amounts for the more common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents:
Minor brain/head injury
£1,732 – £9,990
Moderate brain damage
£33,825 – £172,425
Moderate to severe brain injury
£172,425 – £221,650
Very severe brain damage (potentially reducing life expectancy, affecting the ability to communicate and resulting in serious disability)
£221,650 – £317,350
Neck, back and shoulder injuries
Minor neck injury
£1,000 – £6,160
Moderate neck injury
£6,160 – £30,250
Severe neck injury
£35,750 – £116,600
Minor back injury (healing within 2 years)
£1,500 – £5,600
Moderate back injury (healing in 2-5 years)
£5,600 – £27,700
Serious back injury with permanent symptoms
£53,000 – £115,000
Minor shoulder injury
£1,100 – £6,160
Moderate shoulder injury
£6,160 – £10,010
Serious shoulder injury
£10,010 – £37,730
£4,015 – £9,570
Arm and hand injuries
£5,225 – £15,070
£2,750 – £47,025
£1,000 – £43,065
Other arm injuries with disabilities
£15,070 – £102,850
Minor hand injuries
Up to £3,460
Serious hand injury but with no permanent symptoms
£4,640 – £10,580
Serious hand injury with permanent loss of function
£23,110 – £49,350
Leg and foot injuries
Moderate leg injury
£1,000 – £21,835
Severe leg injury
£21,835 – £106,480
Moderate knee injury
Up to £20,570
Severe knee injury
£20,570 – £75,625
Modest ankle injury
Up to £10,780
Moderate ankle injury
£10,780 – £20,900
Severe ankle injury
£24,585 – £39,325
Very severe ankle injury
£39,325 – £54,780
Minor foot injury with no permanent symptoms (healing within 2 years)
Up to £10,780
Moderate foot injury with permanent symptoms
£10,780 – £19,635
Serious foot injury
£19,635 – £86,130
First Personal Injury Help with Road Traffic Accident Claims
Our Personal Injury Solicitors are professional and ready to take on your potential accident claim and are on-hand to advise you. For free, no-obligation advice, get in touch with First Personal Injury on 0800 808 9740 or fill out our online claim form.
*Please note – With regards to No Win No Fee - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your accident claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances will be explained to you by your Solicitor.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau says it's our "civil and legal right" to make an accident claim. But 69% of us don't make an accident claim. Don't miss out on what's rightfully yours.
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