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Motorcycle accident injury claims

While motorcyclists amount to just 1% of overall traffic on the road, motorcycle accidents account for 19% of all road traffic accidents. This alarming statistic demonstrates the scale of serious personal injury for those on two wheels.

Following a motorbike accident injury, there may be significant impacts on long-term physical and mental health as well as earnings and the ability to work. We understand the complicated issues which can arise after a bike accident, and have seen how every aspect of life can be affected, including any loss of earnings and aim to get you the compensation you deserve.

As well as ensuring that you receive the best possible compensation, we will also support you through every step of the recovery process and ensure you receive rehabilitation that meets your needs.

Contact our Personal Injury experts

FREEPHONE Accident Claims Helpline:
0800 183 8483 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm)


Claiming for a motorcycle accident

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident or would like to claim on behalf of a loved one who has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, our Personal Injury Solicitors can offer you:

  • No Win No Fee
  • Rapid results
  • No middlemen
  • Personal Service
  • Free initial interview
  • Free home/hospital visits

We understand the level of vulnerability that you face as a motorcyclist every time you take a trip on two wheels – you don’t have the same level as protection as other motorists do and as a result you are at risk of various motorcycle accident injuries if you are knocked off your motorbike, including but not limited to:

  • Fractures
  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

If you are unsure of your eligibility to make a motorcycle injury claim, request a call back from our personal injury experts by filling in the online contact form at the top of this page. Alternatively you can contact us using the below details.

Why choose us?

We have a dedicated team of experts who have a wealth of experience in dealing with motorbike accident claims from intricate and specialist issues that arise for vulnerable road users to compensation for loss of earnings and amputation compensation claims.

Wilkin Chapman LLP solicitors are also accredited to the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Useful contacts

Brake - 0808 8000 401

RoadPeace – 0845 4500 355

SCARD – 0345 1235 542

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Motorbike accident compensation claims

Whether riding is a part of your daily commute or saved for sunnier days, we understand that opting for two wheels over four is a lifestyle choice. The unfortunate downside is that motorcyclists are less protected and more exposed than other road users, meaning collisions are more likely to result in serious injury.

During the initial stages of making a road traffic accident claim, we will provide a free consultation to discuss the circumstances. Following this, we will investigate the extent of the injury and resulting losses

What are the most common causes of a motorcycle crash?

A common assumption following a motorbike crash is that the rider is at fault, but statistically, a significant portion is caused by drivers who fail to judge the motorcyclist's speed, or fail to look properly - particularly at junctions. Yet it is usually the exposed rider who suffers extreme and potentially life-changing injuries such as spinal injury, traumatic brain injury and sometimes amputation.

Why make a motorcycle accident claim?

Lives can be changed in seconds, but it takes time, money and ongoing support to rebuild a life after a traumatic accident. Though no amount of money can make up for the damages occurring from a severe motorcycle injury, appropriate compensation may be necessary for you and your family. We will also arrange and support rehabilitation, helping you get your life back on track.

Is there a time limit on making a motorbike injury claim?

Under the Limitation Act 1980 you have strictly speaking three years from the date of any accident in which to bring a claim for injury. However, this is not a rule that applies to all claims. The timescale can differ due to factors such as if the accident involves a child or a vulnerable person who lacked mental capacity. It is therefore essential that you obtain early legal advice following a road traffic accident.

How long will my motorcycle injury claim take?

This is dependent on a number of variables. If the defendant admits liability straightaway, you recover from your injuries quickly and settlement is straightforward, then your claim could take three to six months. However, if liability is denied, your injuries are complex; it takes longer for you to recover than first thought, then the timescale can vary quite dramatically as to when it will settle.

What is my claim worth?

Motorcycle accident injury compensation depends on various factors including:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • How long it takes you to recover
  • Whether or not you suffer any further complications
  • What if any pre-existing problems are involved
  • Whether or not you require any further medical treatment, operations or long-term care or treatment

Will my bike accident claim go to court?

Most motorcycle injury claim cases are resolved without the need to go to court. However, there are occasions where we have to issue proceedings. Even then, most of those cases are often resolved by way of negotiation before the case actually proceeds to trial at court.

Brain injury, spinal injury and serious injury rehabilitation

There are so many ways those with a brain injury, spinal injury and/or other serious injuries can be helped to lead a full life, but assistance is difficult to come by through the NHS. Appropriate compensation is the key to accessing this help - therapy, aids and equipment, accommodation, care, extra costs. Money may need to be managed through the Court of Protection.

We offer a personal, local service for all aspects of a serious injury claims, funded by our conditional fee agreements, to help you achieve the best outcome. We also hold a Legal Aid Agency contract for medical negligence and can offer Legal Aid for children with severe neurological injuries caused by alleged negligence.

Call one of our team of over 35 expert personal injury solicitors on our FREEPHONE Accident Claims Helpline on 0800 183 8483.

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Please note, the information on this page is not meant to be a substitute for advice provided by a doctor. Always consult with an appropriate professional for specific advice related to your situation.

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