To claim compensation for motorbike accident injuries, please get in touch with Slater and Gordon Lawyers for an initial consultation. Call us on freephone [[CallbackNumber] or start your claim online and we’ll call you.
If you’ve had an accident and you think you could be entitled to compensation, it’s important to seek reliable legal advice right away. Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year- so you can reach us whenever you need to.
With teams of personal injury specialists available nationwide, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents and serious injury claims
Just like other road traffic accidents, there are many potential causes of motorbike accidents.
The most common include:
- Potholes - Damage to a road’s surface can impact on motorbike riders far more than the drivers of cars and vans. On two wheels, a pothole or poorly maintained road surface can easily cause a rider to lose balance or even to fall from the vehicle. If a pothole or defective road surface was the cause of your accident, you could have a case for claiming compensation from the relevant local authority or private road owner if it can be proven that they neglected their responsibility to maintain the road.
- Car doors opening - If a driver or passenger of a parked or stationary vehicle suddenly opens a door into the road and a motorbike rider happens to be passing, it can lead to a serious accident.
- Spillages - Anything that makes the road surface slippery or unstable is a major hazard to all road users, but motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a diesel or other spillage, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help you claim motorbike accident compensation from the person or organisation responsible.
- Collisions - A collision between a motorbike and another road user can cause serious injuries and can even be fatal. These kinds of accidents are often caused by a lack of care or judgement, or even dangerous driving. In many cases, drivers fail to look properly and check for motorcyclists. If you’ve been involved in a collision, our personal injury specialists can help you to prove that someone else’s negligence was to blame for what happened.
- Incidents with HGVs - Large vehicles such as HGVs are commonly involved in collisions and accidents with motorbikes, in many cases because the driver found it difficult to see a motorcyclist in their blind spot.
- Filtering, junctions and crossroads - Junctions and other parts of the UK road system involving changing lanes or manoeuvring can be very dangerous for vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists. A lack of awareness of an approaching motorcyclist on the part of a car driver is often to blame, where drivers execute a manoeuvre before checking their blind spot and mirrors properly.
There may be more than one cause of the accident. An action or mistake on your part may have contributed to what happened, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t pursue compensation.
If you’re unsure whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation, please contact the Slater and Gordon team for expert advice you can trust. Call us on freephone on 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.
What you can claim for
There are many different injuries for which you may be able to claim motorbike accident compensation. These include injuries to the back and spinal cord, head and brain, bone fractures and in some cases, amputations of the arms or legs. Tragically, injuries can sometimes be fatal.
If you or a member of your family has suffered serious injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can arrange medical treatment, physiotherapy, counselling, retraining, re-housing and other rehabilitation services as appropriate.
Our specialist motorbike accident compensation solicitors can also help you to seek the compensation you’re entitled to. What can be claimed for and the amount you can expect to receive if you win your case all depends on what happened, the severity of your injuries and whether it can be proven that someone else’s negligence was at least in part to blame.
Our solicitors may also ask you about other aspects of your life or wellbeing that have been negatively affected by the accident, as this can impact on your compensation claim. You may have experienced psychological trauma, loss of earnings or a deterioration in your quality of life as a result of what happened. You may have had to make changes to your home to help you recover from your injuries, or have incurred travel or medical expenses. These are all important points to include in your compensation claim.
No Win, No Fee motorbike accident claims
If you’ve had an accident that was caused in part or in full by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t be left out of pocket. This is why 98% of our motorbike accident claims are funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means there’s no financial risk to you.
Why choose Slater and Gordon Lawyers?
As one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, our specialist team of motorcycle accident solicitors have successfully dealt with thousands of motorcycle accident claims for bikers and pillion passengers from all walks of life.
As we specialise in this area of personal injury law, our solicitors truly understand the specific needs of bikers and the unique challenges facing motorbike riders on today's busy roads. We’re also aware of the prejudice that bikers can sometimes face following motorbike accidents. By choosing Slater and Gordon Lawyers to handle your case, you can be confident that our solicitors will fight for your legal rights.
Many of the solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Law Society Personal Injury Panel.