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For some people, two wheels are better than four. But despite making up just 1% of the UK’s road traffic, motorcyclists are among those most at risk of a serious accident.

When riders or passengers are involved in an accident, it can have sudden and drastic consequences. If this happens to you or a loved one, however, we can help you make a motorcycle accident claim.

Our motorbike accident claims solicitors know how serious accidents can affect motorcyclists or their passengers – and we’re here to help you get the support and compensation you need.

How can our motorbike accident solicitors help you?

For more than 30 years, our team of personal injury claims experts have specialised in dealing with motorcycle accident claims. Our aim is to ensure that motorcyclists receive compensation and recognition for the losses and injuries they suffer – especially when it is not their fault. 

We have particular experience of helping people make motorcycle accident injury claims when other road traffic accident claims companies and law firms have either failed or refused to take on a case. It is challenging enough when you are coming to terms with the impact of a serious injury without not knowing who you can turn to for guidance. But that is where we come in.

With the skills and knowledge of our motorbike accident claims team, you can depend on us to achieve the right outcome. When someone else is at fault, we can support your claim. This applies whether you expect to make a full recovery or must face up to life-changing injuries. We always work to ensure you receive the compensation that meets your needs.

It all starts by getting in touch with our experts. You might be unsure if you have a motorcycle accident compensation claim. Perhaps you have questions for our team. Or maybe you wish to simply begin the process. Either way, call us on 0800 124 4845 or get in touch today.

Why choose our motorcycle accident injury claims specialists?

A motorcycle accident is a distressing experience for those involved because of the often permanent traumatic physical and psychological injuries they cause. It can mean the future feels less certain. So, it is essential that you know someone is there for you − and our dedicated team of motorbike accident solicitors can help you get the practical and emotional support you need after a motorcycle accident.

Led by Kim Smerdon, our highly-skilled personal injury team have a proven track record when it comes to supporting motorcycle accident claims. Nothing is left to chance by our dedicated legal experts who will guide you through the process until you get the support and compensation you need.

We can also help you access a specialist network of healthcare and rehabilitation services thanks to our various memberships and accreditations as motorbike accident solicitors:

  • The Law Society Personal Injury Panel
  • The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Spinal Injuries Association Panel Solicitors
  • The Brain Injury Social Work Group 
  • Headway brain injury association
  • MASS Motor Accident Solicitors Society

Our industry recognition also highlights why you should turn to us with your motorcycle accident claim. Chambers and Partners, for example, highlights our “particular strength in handling spinal and head injury cases, including those arising from accidents at work and RTAs”.

You can also read more about previous motorcycle accident cases we supported, which includes a £625,000 compensation award for a male motorcyclist involved in a road traffic accident.

Call us on 0800 124 4845 or get in touch using our online form for a free initial consultation and find out how Boyes Turner’s motorcycle accident claims solicitors are the team you can trust.

How common are motorcycle accidents?

Sadly, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) reveals that motorcyclists have a “higher crash and injury rate than vehicle occupants.” Even though motorcyclists account for a small share of UK road users, official government data shows that riders have a higher chance of being killed or seriously injured in an accident.

In fact, riders are around 75 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than car drivers – with the 354 motorcyclist deaths in 2018 representing a fifth of all road fatalities. Such startling and disproportionate figures show how vulnerable motorcycle riders and passengers are on UK roads. 

As such, motorcyclists are at much greater risk of being involved in an accident through no fault of their own. But it does not mean there is nothing you can do about it should it happen to you. By claiming motorcycle accident compensation, it helps you get recognition that someone else is to blame for your pain – as well as covering the time or money you have lost as a result.

What causes motorcycle accidents?

With so many factors that can lead to an accident that results in serious injury to you or a loved one, it is important to know where you stand. If it can be proved that another road user or other party is at fault in any way, you are entitled to make a motorcycle accident claim.

Common factors can include loss of control of a vehicle and/or excessive speed of other road users.

A 2017 RoSPA report highlights how junctions can be a particular danger spot for motorcyclists − especially when other road users pull out in front of them. In such cases, RoSPA says “these accidents are more likely to be the fault of drivers who fail to see the rider − despite them being in full view.”

Car and HGV drivers both pose a risk to riders and passengers − but so can pedestrians who do not take sufficient care. More than 250 motorcyclists were injured in reported accidents in 2018 that involved pedestrians.
Some accidents are not even the fault of any road users, but are caused by defects in the road surface such as pot holes, broken tarmac, mud, oil and spillages.

If you are unsure and would like to find out if you could make a motorbike accident injury claim, we are here to help. Just call 0800 124 4845 or get in touch for expert advice you can trust.

Why should you make a motorcycle accident claim?

Making a motorcycle accident claim can mean different things to different people. For some, it is about justice when someone else is in the wrong. For others, it can be a genuine lifeline in times of need and uncertainty. But, most importantly, it is about recognising your pain and suffering.

If you are a rider or passenger who has been involved in accident, you will often be left counting the cost, even if your physical injuries heal completely. From the time spent receiving care and treatment to the financial impact of not being able to work − this is all taken into account.

The aim of compensation is to put you back to the financial position you would have been in had your accident not occurred.  However, compensation should also ensure that you are given the best possible chance of recovery and quality of life.  For accidents with longer-term or lifelong consequences, motorcycle accident claims cover future care, rehabilitation and home modification costs too as well as past and future loss of earnings.

Who can you make a motorcycle accident claim against?

Our motorcycle accident solicitors can help you claim against anyone who it can be proved was ultimately responsible for your injuries. Our team has represented people in a huge number of cases and helped them secure much-needed compensation.

In most cases where another driver was at fault, compensation will be paid by their insurers if the claim is successful. But if the other driver is not insured or cannot be traced, do not worry. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau ensures that you receive the compensation you deserve in such circumstances.

If you are injured as a passenger, you can claim against the rider if it is their fault. In one of our previous cases, we helped to secure £110,000 for a pillion passenger when her boyfriend was found to be at fault for her injuries. 

No matter who is at fault, you are able to make a motorcycle accident claim – even if they are a member of your family or a close friend.

How can a motorcycle accident affect someone?

Unlike other road users such as car drivers, motorcycle riders or passengers do not benefit from the same protection. Even specialist clothing and equipment cannot withstand a serious accident. This means those involved in motorcycle accidents face a much higher risk of severe injury.

Limbs are particularly at risk from this lack of protection between the rider or passenger and the road surface or other vehicles. It is one reason why accidents often result in the loss, or severe damage to, legs, feet and arms. Injuries that can result in amputation include:

−    Broken/fractured bones leading to excessive blood loss or loss of blood supply
−    Damage to the nerve endings
−    Traumatic amputation during the accident

Not all accidents result in such severe and life-changing injuries, however. And not all motorcycle accident claims need to be focused entirely on the physical impact either. If you are experiencing lasting emotional or psychological effects, you are still able to claim compensation.

By calling 0800 124 4845 or getting in touch, let our specialist motorcycle accident solicitors share the benefit of their experience in a free, no-obligation discussion about making a claim. 

How does the claims process work?

If you decide to make a motorcycle accident compensation claim, our team will ensure there will be nothing for you to worry about and will keep you up to date every step of the way. The process is generally a straightforward one and it starts with a free, no-obligation discussion between you and us.

From this discussion, we take the opportunity to learn more about you and your accident in your own words. This lets us find out if you have a claim for motorcycle accident compensation, as well as what funding options are available to you.

If we believe that you do have a claim, the next step is for one of our expert motorcycle accident solicitors to start gathering information about the cause of your injuries, including any evidence and witness statements that can help us build a strong case. 

We will arrange for you to undergo any necessary medical examination(s). We appreciate this can be distressing − but it does help us better understand the immediate and long-term impact of your injuries.

We will also arrange early rehabilitation and support for you and your family and ensure you get the practical advice you need immediately after an accident to help you to rebuild your life.

When we have all the necessary information and reports, we will calculate the compensation we believe you should get. We will contact the insurer of the party at fault and negotiate with them to secure compensation for your motorcycle accident.

We do all we can to ensure a claim is settled long before it ever might need to go to court. This will happen in most cases, thankfully. But, if a court hearing is needed to decide your claim, do not worry − we will support you throughout.

What if a motorcycle accident is fatal?

Due to the increased risk of serious injury, it is not uncommon for a motorcycle accident to result in the death of a loved one. Much like fatal car accident claims, however, those left behind may still be able to make a claim. At such a traumatic time, our compassionate motorcycle accident solicitors will be here to help you receive the financial and emotional support you need.

How much compensation could you receive for a motorcycle accident?

The amount of compensation for a motorcycle accident will vary in each individual case as it will reflect your individual needs. 

In the first instance, Judicial College guidelines set out general damages that could be awarded based on which part of the body is injured and how severe it is. 

Other important factors that affect the total amount of motorcycle accident compensation are:

−    Any loss of earnings, both now and in the future
−    Treatment or transport costs since your accident
−    Current and ongoing care or rehabilitation needs
−    Mobility aids and modifications to your home/car

How much does a motorcycle accident claim cost?

At Boyes Turner, we believe that everyone should be able to access justice if they are injured in an accident that was not their fault. Most of our motorcycle accident claims are handled under a Conditional Fee Agreement – better known as no win no fee.

The aim of this is to minimise the financial risk to you if you wish to make a claim. If you do not succeed with your claim, you will pay nothing. To find out if this could apply to you, read our guide to funding your claim or contact us to ask any questions.

How long do you have to make a claim?

To make a claim, you must start it within three years of your motorcycle accident. But there are exceptions in certain situations to bear in mind. The three-year limit will not apply, for example, if you are claiming on behalf of: 

−    Someone under the age of 18
−    Someone who lacks the mental capability to do so themselves

If you are unsure about the time limit of your claim, please get in touch because we may be able to help. We also advise that you start a claim as soon as possible. It can make it easier for you to recall the details, as well for us to gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case. 

Start your motorcycle accident claim today

Our personal injury solicitors might not all be bikers, but our specialist team is one of the best in the UK when it comes to motorcycle accident claims.

You can depend on our committed team to get you the support and compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 1244845 or contact us via our online form for your free, no-obligation discussion today.

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Thank you again for all you have done for us and the way you have done it. We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone else in a similar position.

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"I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery"

"It really does turn your life upside down in a moment, not just for me but for my family as well. It’s been a difficult journey, sometimes very emotional, but I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in my recovery and in being able to tell this story tooMy story shows what can be achieved with the support of the right people and a little determination. I look back on where I was and I’m delighted with where I am now. I’ve still got a way to go and I still have some effects from the accident to deal with but I hope people see what I’ve achieved and it helps them as they begin their recovery."

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We’d like to express our thanks to Kim and the team at Boyes Turner for the expertise, experience and professionalism in handling our daughter’s serious injury claim following a road accident. From arranging a team of rehab specialists and the necessary funding to the negotiation of the final very satisfactory settlement, the whole operation has been conducted very smoothly and we can recommend their service to anyone in a similar position.

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Thank you so much for all you have done for C and the family. I know that you have absolutely given it everything you’ve got and your devotion and commitment to the case has been spectacular.

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I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks to you for your professional attitude and handling of the claim throughout this tragic case.  It is in cases like this where the compensation can never compensate for the loss suffered, but hopefully it will help in some way to move forward.

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