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.
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.
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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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:
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|
|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|
|Fractured collarbone||£4,015 – £9,570|
|Simple fractures||£5,225 – £15,070|
|Wrist injuries||£2,750 – £47,025|
|Elbow injuries||£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|
|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|
Our personal injury solicitors may be able to help with your road traffic accident compensation claim. If you’ve been in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to claim compensation.
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.
We’ll talk through the details of your claim over the phone, and then advise further!
If we think you’ve got a valid claim, we’ll take care of everything else – quick & easy!