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Motorcycle Accident Claim
Shires Law solicitors are specialists in motorcycle accident claims and have many years of experience securing maximum compensation for our clients. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
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How much can you claim?
What’s the process of making an accident claim with Shires Law?
When should you claim for a Motorcycle Accident?
Choosing to ride a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience but such thrills can be cut short by an accident that is not our fault. If you are involved in this type of motorcycle accident, you may wish to seek some compensation. A motorcycle accident can have a serious impact on the rest of your life and compensation can be key in helping you achieve closure.
Motorcycle accidents pose a wide variety of potential injuries, some of the most common include:
- Traumatic head injury
- Spinal cord injury
Motorcycle accidents can also lead to you being off work or suffering financial loss due to damage to vehicles and property (including loss of earnings if your work transportation is damaged), we ensure that we take everything into account whilst working to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to for your motorcycle accident.
When can I make a motorcycle accident claim?
You can make a motorcycle accident claim when you have been involved in a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle that was not your fault. Most of the time, these accidents come about through collision with another car, or with another motorcyclist. On occasion, they can also be caused by road conditions like potholes, in which case it would be the local authority that would be held responsible.
Pillion passengers can also file a claim, even though they were not in control of the motorcycle during the accident. Both riders and any potential pillion passengers are vulnerable. Wearing the right protective gear can help you, but even the best kit in the world is not enough to prevent some injuries.
UK law places a statute of limitations on motorcycle accident claims, as with many other areas of personal injury law. In most cases, the claim must be filed within three years of the accident.
One of the major exceptions could be if the claimant was a child when the accident took place. Since 17-year olds can have a full motorcycle license in the UK and there is no legal minimum age for pillion passengers, this is important information to know. With underage claimants, a parent or guardian can either make the claim themselves. Once the claimant turns 18, they have three years to place a claim, starting from the date of their 18th birthday.
ow do I start a claim for a motorcycle accident?
The first step of any claim is to find a motorcycle accident solicitor. They will be an expert in personal injury law who is sympathetic to your cause. They will serve as the one who will fight for the success of your case, and they will advise you of the steps you need to take to help ensure this success.
Part of this could involve contacting relevant authorities for details about the accident to help prove your version of events. You may also be asked to undergo a series of independent tests. While these can be difficult to sit through, they are very important as they will again help to corroborate your version of events.
Try not to neglect any important details when gathering evidence. Everything from the location of the accident, to witnesses, to the hospital where you received treatment will all be crucial. You never know when one of these leads will unveil a key piece of evidence that could prove crucial to the success your claim.
How much can I claim for being injured in a motorcycle accident?
The amount of compensation for a motorcycle accident you can receive can vary quite significantly depending on the physical pain the accident has caused, the mental trauma of the accident itself, and any other ongoing health issues a claimant may be experiencing. Other aspects such as medical costs and loss of earnings may also factor into the payments.
As with many other types of accidents, compensation for injuries sustained will change depending on where the injury is and its severity. At the most severe, a brain injury that has resulted in a vegetative state could result in a claim from the person’s family that could award over £300,000. Loss of sight in one eye could award up to £50,000, and foot injury could award between £5000 and £150,000 depending on the severity of the damage. The latter end of the scale would most likely be in the event of amputation.
It is also important that a case is made for the mental stresses of an accident. Since motorcyclists are vulnerable compared to someone in a car, an accident is likely to be a lot more traumatic and could have a lasting psychological impact. Anyone involved in a road traffic accident with a motorcycle may have to undergo therapy to help them cope and come to terms with what has happened to them.
Open Your Claim Today
If you have considered opening a claim for compensation over your motorcycle accident, Shires Law can help you get the outcome you deserve. We are a professional personal injury law firm. We have already helped many people receive compensation across a variety of cases and we keep the wellbeing of our clients at the centre of all that we do. As we operate on a “No Wins, No Fees” basis, you can rest assured that working with us won’t put you out of pocket in your pursuit of compensation.
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