Motorbike Accident Compensation Claims

Motorbike accidents have become increasingly common on our roads, with victims sustaining injuries ranging from mild neck pains to serious permanent disabilities and sometimes death.

Our team understand how devastating this can be for both the victim and their family. It is important to find sound legal assistance to help in these situations. As a firm, we are able to advise you on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis so you are able to acquire legal advice as early as possible.

Our personal injury solicitors have been working tirelessly for over 40 years to get victims of motorbike accidents the assistance they need. Our team are accredited by APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and are members of The Law Society Personal Injury Panel, due to their specialist knowledge, high-class service and experience dealing with more serious and complex injuries.

We are independently recognised as leaders in the field of personal injury claims and have a proven track record of negotiating very favourable outcomes for our clients.

Our team are specialists and know what to look out for and how to negotiate effectively with Defendants and Insurance companies on your behalf. Contact the team for Free Consultation

What to do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident

  • Medical attention

Immediately seek medical attention for any injuries you may have suffered.

  • Facts of the accident

After receiving medical attention, it is a good idea to write down the facts of the accident.

  • Get contact details

Collect the full contact details including the postal addresses and telephone numbers of all parties involved in the accident.

  • Witnesses’ contact details

Collect contact details of any witnesses to the accident.

  • Photographic evidence

Where possible, take pictures of the accident scene including getting the registration plates of the vehicles involved.

  • Report the accident to the police

Remember to report the accident to the police, which can help with assisting your claim for compensation.

How do you make a compensation claim following a motorbike accident?

  1. We offer a free consultation where we will be able to assess your situation.
  2. Once we have been able to evaluate your claim, we will then allocate you to a specialist solicitor who will be assigned to look after you.
  3. We will then work to collect evidence and submit your claim to the defendant and/or their Insurer.
  4. Should a defendant not agree to accept fault for the accident, we will then represent you at court and a judge will decide the outcome of the case.
  5. We can request interim payments to pay for expenses such as private medical treatment.
  6. Rehabilitation is our primary focus.

Time limit in motorbike accident claims

A motorbike accident claim must be brought (submitted to the court) within three years of the date you suffered an injury or three years of you being aware that you have suffered an injury. There is an exception for children under the age of 18 years who have until they reach their 21st birthday to (submit their claim to court).

What can be claimed for with a motorcycle accident?

When it comes to claims for motorcycle accidents, these are usually split into two categories, general damages and special damages.

General damages

This refers to the accident and actual injury that you have received as the result of a motorcycle accident, including:

  • Pain caused by the accident, including short, medium and long-term physical pain
  • Mental trauma and stress caused by the accident
    Ongoing health issues that may affect your quality of life on a potentially permanent basis

Special damages

This refers to all of the issues not related to the physical aspects of the personal injury received after a road traffic accident. These include:

  • Loss of earnings from having to give up work or missing work as a direct result of your accident
  • Medical costs that can include ongoing treatment and the cost of medication and future operations
  • Ongoing care, such as physiotherapy or assistance at home
  • Travel costs that may have been incurred whilst receiving medical care
  • Pensions loss

How can I prove I have suffered injuries as a result of the accident?

  • It is advisable to seek prompt medical attention for any injuries you may have suffered as a result of the accident.
  • If you suffered any visible scarring, it is advisable to take any photographs to show the extent of the injuries.
  • We will apply for your medical records from your GP and any hospitals attended to prove the nature of your injuries as a result of the accident.
  • We will arrange for you to see an independent medical expert who will comment on your injuries and produce a medical report.
  • Subject to your approval, we will disclose the medical report and your schedule of loss, which will detail your claim for losses and expenses to the defendant insurer. We will then enter into negotiations with the Defendant Insurer to settle your claim.

No Win No Fee claims with Hodge Jones & Allen

If you have suffered physical or mental injuries as a result of a motorbike accident then you have a right to submit a claim for compensation for this and associated financial losses. Your claim will succeed if we can prove that the motorbike accident was not your fault (or even if you were partly responsible you can still make a car accident claim).

Our cases are funded through a conditional fee agreement which is more commonly known as a No Win No Fee agreement.

This means that you won’t have to pay anything up front, and there is no financial risk to you if your claim is unsuccessful provided you have taken out After the Event Insurance (ATE). This will cover you for any costs against you, in the event your claim is unsuccessful, so there is no risk to you at all. Start your claim today

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