Suffering an injury while on a motorbike can have serious consequences. If you’re innocent in the incident then it can feel like a double blow. If you were riding the bike at the time or were a passenger on the back of a motorbike then you can claim compensation through motorbike accident specialists, Motorcycle Injury Lawyers. It’s also likely that we will be able to deal with your claim on a no win no fee* basis and you will be able to obtain the full amount of compensation.
What Can I Claim For?
Each case varies considerably and it is not possible to say what you will receive without looking at the detailed facts of a case. However, there are a number of factors which are considered in every situation. When calculating your case personal injury lawyers will look at the following:
- What your loss of earnings have been since the accident and what they will be in the future.
- What the cost was to your vehicle including recovery and storage costs.
- Travel expenses you have incurred as a result of travelling to and from hospital appointments.
- If you have paid for any specialist equipment to assist you following the accident e.g. buying a wheelchair. Medical costs will also be looked at.
- If you have needed any personal care.
- The replacement of any possessions lost during the accident including damage to clothes and items being carried on board your bike.
A recent illustration of how Motorcycle Injury Lawyers managed to secure compensation for a motorcyclist is the case of a man from Cheshire. The rider collided with a car while on his motorbike. Initially, the other party driving the car did not accept any blame but Motorcyclist Injury Lawyers managed to prove otherwise and secured the motorcyclist £10,000. The final amount factored in all the above points when calculating the claim.
Making A Motorbike Accident Claim
When you decide to start a claim there are some important details and documents you will need to keep safely as these will count as evidence in your pursuit for compensation. This information will go a long way in securing your injury claim. Although it cannot always be possible you must try to do the following:
- Witnesses – if anyone has seen the accident happen, get their contact details including name and address as soon as you can.
- At your earliest convenience, write down exactly what was said following the accident by all parties involved.
- Keep a record of any symptoms you have suffered after the incident and everyday tasks you have not been able to carry out.
- It’s also advisable to jot down any details of care you have received from family, friends and paid for assistance.
- Keep receipts of everything you have paid for in relation to the accident.
* In limited circumstances fees may be charged where your claim is not successful and these specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the Doctor may charge a non-attendance fee.