Case study - £18,500 for motorcyclist knocked off bike by a car

Our customer was a very experienced motorcyclist and had ridden regularly for around 30 years. He was on his way to a meet of his local bike enthusiast club when he was involved in a serious accident.

He had been travelling down a dual carriageway in the outside lane and was approaching a roundabout when a car pulled out into his lane, causing him to swerve. Despite his best attempts to avoid an accident, he was unable to control the motorcycle and crashed into the central reservation.

He sustained a badly-fractured upper leg and slight shoulder injuries in the accident which took over a year to heal to a satisfactory level, although he was left with a noticeable limp. He was off work for a considerable period of this time and, whilst he was recuperating, decided to make a compensation claim against the driver that had caused his accident.

Contacting the specialists

However, he had experienced thousands of pounds in lost earnings whilst he was off work and he really wanted a firm which specialised in dealing with accidents like his. He saw our website and gave us a call to find out more about our service.

We referred him to one of the solicitors on our panel that specialises in motorbike accidents. As a fellow biker himself, the solicitor was able to empathise with our customer and the claim proceeded smoothly.

The injured man's bike was only insured on a third-party policy and so the solicitor pulled out all the stops to get an excellent settlement for the written-off bike. The solicitor also arranged rehabilitation with a personal injury specialist and made sure that the 54-year-old's damaged leathers and helmet were replaced. None of this cost the injured man a single penny and the costs were ultimately paid by insurance company of the car driver.

Our solicitors were able to negotiate a settlement of £18,500 for him within eight months of starting work on his claim. He was thrilled to receive a cheque shortly after being notified of his compensation award

Have you also been hurt in a crash?

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