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Motorbike Accident Solicitors
A motorbike accident claim solicitor will make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
If you’ve been involved in a motorbike accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
To find out if you are able to make a 'no win, no fee' claim for compensation following an accident that was not your fault, call Freephone 0800 0747 644 or complete a contact form and we will be in touch.
How can a motorcycle accident claim solicitor help me?
We offer a no obligation free initial consultation where our specialist motorbike accident solicitors will offer their best advice about whether your claim as potential and how best to proceed.
An experienced motorbike lawyer can maximise compensation amounts and reduce the time delay for receiving settlements.
Motorcycle accident claims that are estimated to be worth less than £25,000 can usually be fast tracked through the ‘Claims Portal’.
The personal injury lawyers at Grieves Solicitors are all experienced compensation specialists and regularly help motorcyclists in Huddersfield and the surrounding area claim the compensation they deserve.
Making a claim for a motorcycle accident
If the accident that caused your injuries was caused by another person's negligence, you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Defective Road Surface: If your accident was caused by a poorly maintained road surface, you may be able to make a claim against the highway authority responsible.
- Spillages: Whether diesel or oil has been spilt or physical obstructions such as bricks or gravel have been dropped on to the road surface, our specialist solicitors can help you identify who is responsible and begin a claim.
- Overtaking/Filtering: If another road user failed to check their mirror whilst you were filtering through heavy traffic or overtaking, Grieves Solicitors can help you pursue a claim against the individual responsible.
Our Motorbike Accident Compensation Calculator can provide guidance regarding financial settlement figures following injury related to a motorcycle accident
What types of motorbike accidents can compensation be claimed for?
Every year, hundreds of motorcyclists make successful compensation claims for injuries resulting from:
- Negligent drivers
Before turning or changing lanes, drivers are required to follow the, ‘mirror, signal, manoeuvre’ method stated in The Highway Code. Failing to do so can endanger others, and if a collision is caused injuring a motorbike rider, then the rider could make a claim for compensation.
- Potholes and poorly maintained road surfaces
If you or your property has suffered any ‘reasonably serious’ injuries or damage from a poorly maintained road surface you may be able to claim compensation if the authority responsible for maintaining the road has been negligent.
You’ll need to take photos of the pothole, the damage to your vehicle and measure the hole’s depth. If it’s 40mm or more deep then it’s worth pursuing a claim.
- Road spillages
If it can be proved that an accident was caused as by a spillage that was the result of negligence, even by an untraced road user, it is possible to make a compensation claim.
- Uninsured driver and hit and run incidents
There are approximately 1 million drivers on the road without insurance, so the chances of being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver are quite high.
Even if your accident was caused by an uninsured or untraced driver, it may still be possible to pursue a claim through the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB).
You should speak to an experienced motorcycle accident claims solicitor immediately if you have been involved in a motorbike accident involved and uninsured driver.
Our team will provide clear, easy to understand legal advice during a free initial consultation, ensuring you are fully aware of your claim's potential before you decide whether or not to take it further.
- Defective motorbikes
If the cause of a motorcycle accident can be traced back to manufacturing defects you may be able to make a compensation claim against the liable party. However, proving liability will not be easy and you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you demonstrate that the machine was at fault, not the driver.
- Defective helmets and protective clothing
Defective helmet design or manufacturing can make it more likely to crack and therefore offer a reduced level of protection to the rider. Furthermore, the defects could actually cause injuries to be exaggerated if the faulty helmet causes increased pressure to the head. If you believe a defective helmet failed to protect you, or enhanced your injuries, you must contact a motorcycle accident claims solicitor immediately.
Motorbike accident causalities reported in 2016
The most up to date road traffic accident statistics available at the time of writing are for 2016.
Statistics for 2017 will be published in September 2018.
- Motorbike accidents resulted in 319 fatalities
- 18% off all road deaths were motorcyclists
- 5,553 motorcyclists were seriously injured
- 91% of motorbike accident casualties were male
- 44% occurred in London and the South East
- Overall motorcycle traffic increased by 2% to 2.8 billion vehicle miles
- Fatalities from motorcycle accidents fell 13% to the lowest number on record
If you are a motorcyclist and you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Call Freephone 0800 0747 644 or complete a contact form and we will be in touch.
Why Grieves Solicitors?
As Huddersfield's foremost specialists in motorcycle accident claims, the team at Grieves Solicitors will use their in-depth knowledge of the law surrounding accidents to guarantee you receive the maximum amount of compensation.
We will also provide regular updates, support and guidance throughout the course of your case, and will accept you on a 'no win, no fee' basis. If your claim is unsuccessful there is nothing to pay. We don’t charge a fee at all and your insurance will cover your opponent’s legal fees.
Contact Grieves Solicitors
The law surrounding accident claims is extremely complex, thus if you think you may have a valid motorbike accident claim it is a good idea to get in touch with an experienced solicitor as soon as possible.