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Claim Personal Injury Compensation for a Motorbike Accident

If you have been injured in a road traffic collision whilst riding your motorbike, you may be able to claim compensation.

 

 Our expert personal injury lawyers can help you to right the wrongs you have suffered, and claim the compensation you deserve.

Motorbike Accident Claims FAQs

Compensation claims are intended to ‘undo’ the negative effects of suffering some kind of harm. The harm resulting from a motorbike accident will often be your injuries and any other losses you have suffered.

In reality, reparation can only be made through financial means. Whilst money cannot reverse all of the effects of an accident, claiming personal injury compensation can bring many benefits. These include:

  • Helping to counter financial worries – An accident can affect many aspects of your life, including your income. This can cause significant financial worries which a compensation claim may alleviate. In certain circumstances, compensation can be obtained before a claim is ended through ‘interim payments’.
  • Assisting recovery by allowing quicker access to treatment – Quick access to treatment can make a big difference to your recovery. However, often the fastest way to obtain treatment is to pay for it privately, and doing so yourself may be difficult. When making a claim, funding can frequently be arranged through a medical agency or from the other party’s insurance company, allowing you to access treatment quickly without the financial burden.
  • Providing some measure of redress – if you have been involved in an accident, that cannot be changed whether you claim compensation or not. However, if you do not claim compensation, none of the harm you have suffered will be redressed.
  • Recovering money to which you are entitled – If you can establish your claim successfully (see below) then you are legally entitled to be compensated for your losses.

Funding a personal injury claim can often be a worry, which is why Truth Legal tries to help people on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis wherever possible. Where the accident was not your fault, we can usually offer a No Win No Fee Agreement.

When a case is funded by a No Win No Fee Agreement, in almost all situations, it means you will not have to pay our fees if we do not succeed in securing compensation for you.

Upon a successful outcome, usually but not always some of our fees are paid by a portion of your compensation award. This is the normal way in which No Win No Fee agreements operate. It is also usual for most of our fees to be paid by the other party or their insurers.

How a claim is funded is always explained in more detail before a claim begins. You can read more about No Win No Fee Agreements here.

We have also partnered with CrowdJustice, a leading crowdfunding platform specifically designed to help clients get access to funding for their case. Find out more about Crowdfunding for legal cases.

Many things can vary from case to case, and the length of time it takes to resolve a case is one of them, as so many different factors can change it. These include: your recovery time, different areas of dispute, and whether your case has to go to court.

Unfortunately this means no ‘blanket’ answer can be given to the question of how long a claim will take. Any attempt to do so without considering the individual circumstances of your case would be meaningless at best.

Personal injury claims have time limits applied to them by law. In general, if 3 years have passed from the date of the accident – and court proceedings have not been started – you will no longer be able to claim compensation for the accident.

There are some exceptions to this, however, and in some situations extra time may be granted by a court.

If you have been involved in a motorbike accident and you are concerned about these time limits, contact us right away to discuss your situation.

Compensation awards for your injuries alone are valued on the extent of pain and suffering you have experienced, or may permanently experience, as well as an appreciation of how your symptoms have affected your life.

For many motorcyclists, biking is a passion which goes beyond just a mode of transport. If your injuries have affected this enjoyment, physically or psychologically, this should also be reflected in your claim.

Aside from your injuries, a motorbike accident will almost certainly cause you to incur other losses. These could include damage to your motorbike itself, your leathers, helmet, and other damaged items.

As a general rule, losses can be included in your claim if they were caused by the accident, or as a consequence of your injuries. Some other common categories of loss include:

  • Travel expenses – such as taxi fares or mileage.
  • Medical expenses and treatment costs – such as physiotherapy or the costs of a wheelchair.
  • Lost earnings – such as reductions in your normal income or lost bonuses.
  • Care and assistance – provided by friends or family.

Besides losses you have already incurred, you can claim for losses which you are likely to suffer in the future. For example, future treatment costs or any future disadvantage your injuries may cause if you are required to find a new job.

Causes of Motorbike Accidents

There are many ways in which a motorbike accident can occur. Most common are those involving other road-users.

However, road traffic collisions are far from the only circumstances which could give rise to a motorbike accident claim. Other situations include:

·        Potholes or other hazards caused by a badly-maintained road surface. This would involve making a claim against whoever is responsible for maintaining the road.

·        Defective safety equipment.

·        Defective parts of your motorbike.

  • Spillages on the road

If you have suffered harm in a motorbike accident then you are legally and morally entitled to claim compensation for it. Truth Legal will stand by you every step of the way.

If you would like any more information, or you would like to discuss your circumstances in more detail, please contact us. We offer free initial consultations to give you time to speak to us about your case without any cost or obligation.

Motorbike Claims Unaffected by the 2021 Whiplash Reforms

You may have heard about changes to the law involving whiplash claims and road traffic accidents.

The changes alter the personal injury claims process in certain circumstances, and can prevent some claimants from instructing solicitors to help them.

Fortunately, however, your claim will not be affected by these changes if you were injured whilst riding a motorbike. This means that, even if you have suffered whiplash-type injuries, you can instruct Truth Legal to help you in your personal injury claim.

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