Our guide to motorbike accident claims offers all the need-to-know information about who can make a claim, the compensation you may be entitled to, and the process of making a claim after an accident occurs.
This page covers the following:
1. Who Can Make a Motorbike Accident Claim?
2. Types of Motorcycle Accident Claims Our Solicitors Deal With
3. How Much Compensation Can I Receive from a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
4. How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim After the Accident Happened?
5. How Much Will A Motorcycle Accident Claim Cost Me?
6. Why Choose Fletchers Solicitors Following a Motorbike Accident?
Who Can Make a Motorbike Accident Claim?
Car drivers are responsible for two out of three motorbike accidents on the road, many of which lead to a successful claim. If you have experienced an accident due to the following in the last three years, you likely have a claim for compensation:
- Swerving to avoid a road hazard such as a spill or standing water
- Hitting potholes and other defective road surfaces
- Opened car doors (Car Dooring)
- Colliding with another vehicle
- Hit and run accidents
Any of these incidents on the road that led to injury or damage to your property means you may have a motorbike claim. So long as the injury or damage took place in the last three years, our solicitors can provide guidance on how to file a claim, and for how much. Use our Make a Claim form to get started on your motorbike accident case.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Claims Our Solicitors Deal With
No single case of a motorcycle accident and subsequent injury is the same as the next, but there are a handful of common accident claims our solicitors manage. Injuries from motorbike accidents often include:
- Road Rash
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Loss of limbs
While some of these injuries are not as severe as others, the trauma associated with a motorbike accident can last throughout your or a loved one’s lifetime. Our motorcycle accident solicitors provide all the guidance and support you need in making a claim so you can focus on getting better, without financial worry, because of our no win no fee promise.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive from a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
The compensation amount you can receive after a motorcycle accident claim varies greatly, but there are general ranges based on the severity of your injuries and other losses. For instance, if you experienced a minor brain or head injury, you could receive between £1,940 and £11,200 for a successful claim. On the other hand, more severe injuries like loss of a limb could result in compensation between £84,310 – £211,150. For cases involving severe damage to the spinal cord the compensation could range between £79,890 – £141,150.
The exact amount you can claim can only be determined by getting in touch with our solicitors team and reviewing your motorcycle accident claim details.
How Our Solicitors Help You Make a Claim
If you have experienced an injury due to a motorcycle accident, you have the right to claim for those injuries as well as other losses that may have occurred because of the accident. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you may also have a motorbike accident claim for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. Our specialist solicitors help review your case so you receive the compensation you deserve.
This may include costs for:
- Damage to your bike or clothing
- Loss of personal possessions because of the accident
- Lost income or earnings because of time spent in rehabilitation or treatment
- Costs of medical care, including traveling to and from
- Ongoing care necessary to heal from long-term injuries
- Treatment for mental health issues, like post-traumatic stress disorder, after a motorcycle accident
How Long Does it Take to Get Compensation?
In some instances and with the help of our experienced solicitors you could receive compensation from your claim in less than six months. When cases are more complex or involve multiple drivers, resolving the case could take longer. The good news is that nearly all cases are settled out of court which reduces the time to receive your compensation.
How long do I have to make a claim after the accident happened?
Like other serious injury claims, there is a time limit for filing a motorcycle accident injury claim against the driver at fault in the accident. In most cases, this timeframe is no more than three years from when the motorcycle accident took place. The same time limit is imposed for making a claim on someone else’s behalf, as well as for fatal motorbike accident claims.
If you aren’t sure if you still have time to make a claim for yourself or a loved one, get in touch with us today to discuss the details.
How Much Will A Motorcycle Accident Claim Cost Me?
While experiencing a motorcycle accident can be devastating, you can have some peace of mind surrounding the financial aspects of filing a claim. Our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, meaning we make a motorcycle accident claim on your behalf without asking for a payment. Should the claim result in no compensation, you are not charged for going through the process.
Our expert team works to be successful with each motorcycle accident injury claim we take on, however, when your claim results in compensation, we are paid from the award amount. This arrangement takes the financial burden off your shoulders from the start.
Why Choose Fletchers Solicitors Following a Motorbike Accident?
Here at Fletchers Solicitors, we understand the far-reaching impact a motorcycle accident injury has on you or your loved one’s life. We have been working with motorbike accidents since our start in 1987, and we pride ourselves in being experts in this area. Because of our experience, we work with bikers just like you everyday. Our solicitors know the difficulty this type of accident presents to you and your family. Time away from work, ongoing medical treatment, and emotional turmoil are all natural after a motorbike accident. We are here to take away the financial burden of an accident so you can focus on what’s important – you!
We will be by your side after a motorcycle accident, working to get you the compensation you need with our no win no fee arrangement. Your inquiry is free, and so is the expert advice we offer about your motorcycle accident claim. Call us now on or fill out a claim form here to get started.