Road Traffic Accidents Involving Motorcyclists

The Department for Transport has reported that motorcyclists have the highest accident and injury rates per mile travelled of all road user groups.

Motorcyclists are amongst the most vulnerable road user as they do not have the protection of vehicle body the same as car or other large vehicle owners do. Therefore, their chances of being exposed to serious injuries remains very high.  Although most riders ensure they have adequate protective gear, this cannot prevent all injuries in case of road traffic collisions.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a motorcyclist, our expert team can help you obtain compensation for your injuries and losses. We have extensive experience in dealing with collisions resulting in multiple injuries including fractures and broken bones, whiplash, serious head and spinal injuries and fatal injuries.

Our team can also help you claim for damage to your vehicle and arrange rehabilitation to help you recover from your injuries. Contact us today on 020 3876 7643 for a free telephone consultation or email us on enquiries@mergullaw.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us using our online claim form. A member of our team will be in touch with you within 24 hours of receiving your information.  You can also read our answers to the most frequently asked questions for these claims below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS

1. Can I make a motorcycle injury compensation claim?

If you have been involved in an accident as a motorcyclist within the last three years and have sustained injuries due to the negligence of someone else, you can make a claim for compensation. To find out more about how we can help you with start your claim, call us on 020 3876 7643.

2. Which injuries can I claim for?

You can claim for physical and psychological injuries arising out of the accident. You can also claim compensation if any of your existing injuries or conditions have been exacerbated because of the accident. We will arrange for an independent medical expert to examine you to establish the nature and extent of your injuries. Their report will be used as evidence in your personal injury claim and to establish the amount of compensation you can claim. The examination will be arranged at a time and location convenient for you.

3. How much will it cost me to make a motorbike accident compensation claim?

If you do not have funding through a trade union membership or a legal expenses insurance policy, we can deal with your claim on a no-win no-fee basis through a conditional fee agreement.  ‘No win, no fee’ is a term used to describe an agreement between lawyer and client, whereby legal fees only become payable in certain circumstances. If your claim for personal-injury compensation is unsuccessful, you will not pay us anything. If, on the other hand, you win your case, you may have to pay us a percentage of your compensation. If you are not sure about how to fund your claim, contact us on 020 3876 7643 so that one of our team can advise you on your options.

4. How do you calculate how much my claim will be worth?

Each accident is different and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on several factors including the severity your pain and suffering, time needed for recovery, treatment costs and other relevant financial costs. Our team has extensive experience in this area and uses the best-practice guidelines to value your claim. We will ensure you are given an accurate and realistic estimate of how much compensation you could receive  and will work as efficiently as possible to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.

5. How long will it take to get my compensation?

This is a difficult question to answer. If you have sustained only minor injuries and the third party admits fault, your claim could be concluded within a few months. But usually the process is longer. How much longer will be contingent on several factors, including the complexity of the claim, the severity of your injuries and whether the third party admits fault or not.

But once your claim has been settled (i.e. the third party has accepted he or she was at fault and we have agreed the amount of compensation you should get), you should get your settlement cheque within 21 days.