Road Traffic Accidents involving motorcycles represent almost 20% of serious injuries and fatalities sustained on UK roads - despite the fact that less than 1% of vehicles involved are motorbikes.
365 motorcyclists died during 2015 and an additional 5,042 were suffered serious injuries and 14,511 were slightly injured *.
This shows a slight increase in motorcyclists suffering fatal injuries (an 8% increase over the same period in 2014) and a reduction of serious injuries sustained by motorbikers in 2015 by 5% compared to 2014.
Most motorcyclists ride with care and attention, it is estimated that car drivers are liable for roughly 2 in every 3 Road Traffic Accidents.
Numerous bikers take a cautious riding style and go far beyond with protective wear. In spite of this personal injury claims occur all too frequently.
A motorcyclist might be eligible to make a claim for Personal Injury Compensation if the accident happened within the previous 3 years and was the result of another driver or rider's negligence.
You will need to demonstrate that the accident was the cause of your injury and that it is the Defendant who is to blame for the accident.
In the event that there was fault on the both sides a split liability agreement might be agreed to resolve the claim.
Cute Injury solicitors have assisted many injured motorcyclists to make a claim for compensation for injuries that have occurred as a result of:
In the event that you have been harmed in a Motorcycle Accident with an untraced or uninsured driver, you may still be able to claim for compensation through the 'Motor Insurers Bureau' or 'MIB'.
The MIB was set up to assist individuals harmed in Road Traffic Accidents with uninsured or untraceable drivers.
To make a claim via the MIB you don't have to use a solicitor - you can apply directly.
Most people would rather work with a solicitor, who deals with these matters on a regular basis,
Accidents involving motorcyclists can be life-changing. Compensation awards or settlements are dependent on numerous factors including:
For a better understanding of what your claim could be worth, call us on 08000 10 60 66 or try out our Claim Calculator.
Accidents involving motorcycles are treated the same way as other Road Traffic Accidents; this means that if the claim is likely to be worth less than £25,000 they can be processed using a process known as the “Claims Portal”.
If the case does not meet the criteria set out under the rules of the Claims Portal, it might take longer, situations such as split liability or if the matter is more complex might make the case take longer to resolve, most cases are settled by the insurer.
Occasionally it is better for the injured rider to dismiss an initial offer to settle as being calculated in this way can result in a greater compensation pay-out, Cute Injury’s solicitors will advise you on the best course of action.
Cute Injury Solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis
A Conditional Fee Agreement or ‘CFA’ is a No Win No Fee contract between the Claimant and a Personal Injury Solicitor.
The contract contains details explaining what your solicitor will do in addition to how they will be rewarded if you successfully win your case.
If you choose to start your claim using Cute Injury you will have peace of mind that there will be no upfront fees to pay.
If you would like to proceed, or need more advice, you can call Cute Injury on 0800 010 6066 or instead you can arrange for us to call you back at a more convenient time.
*extract from Department for Transport reported road casualties Great Britain 2015 annual report