If you have been injured whilst riding your scooter and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Truth Legal Personal Injury solicitors are here to fight your corner, securing compensation for your injuries, recovery support and any financial losses you have incurred following your accident.
Scooter Accident Claims FAQs
‘No Win No Fee’ Scooter Accident Claims
Truth Legal tries to help people wherever possible by acting on a No Win, No Fee basis. For accidents which were not your fault, we can usually offer a No Win No Fee Agreement.
In the vast majority of situations, a No Win No Fee Agreement means you will not have to pay our fees if we do not succeed in securing compensation for you. Upon a successful outcome, often 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 find more information on No Win No Fee Agreements here.
If you’d like to know more about claiming with us, read our blog:
Scooter Claims Unaffected by the 2021 Whiplash Reforms
You may have heard about changes to the law involving whiplash claims and road traffic accidents. These changes alter the process by which certain personal injury claims are made, imposing lower injury compensation awards, and preventing affected claimants from instructing solicitors to help them.
However, if you were injured whilst riding a scooter, your claim will not be affected by these changes fortunately. This means that, even if you have suffered whiplash-type injuries, you can instruct Truth Legal to help you in your personal injury claim.
Making A Successful Scooter Claim
There are several steps to establishing your personal injury claim. By law, you must prove:
- There was a duty of care – Whoever you are claiming against must have owed a duty of care towards you. Road-users owe duties of care to one another so this is rarely a problem in scooter accident claims.
- This duty was breached – The party you are claiming from must have failed in their duty of care. An example would be a motorist pulling out from a side road without properly checking if it was safe to do so.
- Causation – The breach mentioned above must have caused your injuries and other losses. To continue the previous example, if the motorist who pulled out from the side road collided with your scooter, any injuries you sustain from the collision can be said to have been caused by the motorist’s breach of duty.
- Reasonable injuries and losses – The compensation you are claiming must be reasonable. Excessive amounts or losses you incurred without a reasonable basis will be very difficult to recover.
Successfully establishing your scooter claim can be challenging, although much depends on whether the party from whom you are claiming seeks to dispute any parts of your case. With experienced specialist solicitors acting for you, however, the chances of securing the right compensation are much greater.
Read our extensive guide for more information on how to make a road traffic accident claim.