Motorcycle Accident Claims

If you have been involved in an accident on a motorbike you may be entitled to make a claim for your personal injuries and loss of earnings. YouClaim has extensive experience in motorcycle accident claims, achieving compensation against car drivers, other motorbike riders, other road users and local authorities.

Motorbike riders are particularly vulnerable to accidents caused by defects in the road surface such as road damage, mud, oil, or other spillages on the road. In such cases a claim may be made against the party responsible for the spillage (e.g. building contractor) or the local authority responsible for maintaining the road.

Lack of seatbelts and outside protection make motorcyclists particularly susceptible to serious injuries if a crash occurs. Although biker safety has increased over the past decade, thanks to initiatives such as media awareness campaigns aimed at other road users, it is still an area where people are all too vulnerable to injury. The most recent statistics available from the Department for Transport, below, highlight the dangers of riding a motorbike:

  • 362 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents in 2011

  • 5,609 were seriously injured in 2011

  • Motorcycle riders represent under 3% of road users but suffer just under 20% of deaths 

  • In the past 40 years, 28,905 bikers have been killed in accidents.

  • In 2011, 39% of all road deaths or individuals seriously injured on the roads were motorcycle riders or passengers

We can help you claim compensation

If you (or a member of your family) have been involved in an accident which was not your fault and you have a suffered personal injury as a result, you should definately consider making a claim for motorcycle accident compensation. From minor cuts and bruising to accidents of a catastrophic nature, our personal injury solicitors will ensure you receive the payout you deserve.

What can be claimed for?

The two main areas of compensation are general damages and special damages:

General Damages 
These damages tend to consist mainly of the compensation awarded for the injury itself, including the pain and suffering caused by the accident

Special damages:

These damages consist mainly of the losses you've experienced as a result of the accident, such as;

Past losses
These may include loss of earnings, mileage costs, cost of medical treatment, personal possessions damaged in the accident, such as leathers and crash helmet, and the excess on a motorcycle insurance policy.

Future losses

This considers anticipated losses and expenses that you will incur in the future as a consequence of your accident - including any loss of future earnings and the cost of any on-going medical care that may be needed if you have suffered more serious personal injuries.

Compensation can help you move on with your life following an accident

The type of injury sustained in a motorcycle accident is usually much more severe than in road traffic accidents involving other motor vehicles. Motorcycle riders are much more vunerable and accidents can result in debilitating injuries and even death. 

If an accident has affected your life, or if a loved one has been severely injured or killed in an accident on a motorbike, please call us now on 0800 10 757 95 for free advice about making a claim.

How much compensation can you claim?

As the circumstances and effects of every motorbike accident are different it is very difficult to put an accurate figure on the amount of compensation you are likely to receive, without having spoken to you. Our calculator will give you an idea of what your injuries may be worth, but does not account for special damages, which are different in each individual case. We will be able to give you a more realistic figure if you give us the full details of your accident, injury and recovery.

Our no win, no fee service

With YouClaim there's no risk when it comes to making a claim. We work with some of the the best personal injury lawyers in the country, many of whom have won awards for their work. They have years of experience in dealing with claims for motorbike injuries and understand the intricacies of these claims. 

Why not get in touch with us and get your motorcycle injury claim underway today? If you're not sure whether to make a claim, our friendly advisors can offer you free, straightforward advice that will help you to make the decision that's right for you. We'll tell you everything you need to know, and you are under no obligation to proceed. 

For free legal advice regarding making a motorcycle accident claim call us on 0800 10 757 95. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day.