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Can I sue after motorcycle accident?
The short answer to this question is yes. After being involved in a motorcycle accident, and suffering from injuries, you have the option to make a motorcycle accident claim formotorbike accident compensation. This will be done with a specialist road traffic accident solicitor, such as MG Legal, and allows you to receive motorbike accident compensation to rebuild your life after being injured in a motorcycle accident.
How to begin a motorcycle accident claim for compensation?
After being injured in a motorcycle accident, you might be wondering ‘how do I make a Motorcycle Accident Claim?’. The first step with any injury claim is to get in touch with a specialist solicitor who can help with your motorcycle accident claim. Here at MG Legal, our motorcycle accident claims solicitors have over 30 years of experience in motorcycle accident claims, and are here to help you obtain motorbike accident compensation.
Am I eligible to make a motorcycle accident claim?
The key to all personal injury claims, including motorcycle accident claims, is that you must be able to prove that your injuries were caused by somebody else.
This could mean-
Motorcycle accident claims for reckless driving- these claims make up most motorcycle accident claims. This is where another road user has acted recklessly or negligently in their driving, which has led to the road traffic accident causing you injury.
Motorcycle accident claims against the council- in these claims, you must prove that the motorcycle accident, and subsequent injury, was caused by negligence on the part of the council. This could be for potholes in the road, uneven road surfaces, faulty lighting, or a number of other factors.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the last three years, and believe that the incident was the fault of another road user or local authority, you could be eligible to make a motorcycle accident claim. For more information on your specific injuries and accident, contact MG Legal today to discuss your potential motorcycle accident claim with a solicitor.
How much is my motorcycle accident claim worth?
If you are looking into how much your potential motorcycle accident claim may be worth, it is important to remember that each claim is valued on an individual basis. Part of the compensation involved is known as special damages, and is calculated based on your individual situation. This can often make up the large majority of motorcycle accident claims. See more on this here.
For your injuries alone, without special damages, you could be awarded motorbike accident compensation for pain and suffering in your motorcycle accident claim. The below table outlines the guidance offered by the Judicial College on these injuries.
Type of injury:
Maximum compensation available:
Very severe brain damage after a motorcycle accident
Moderate brain damage caused by a motorcycle accident
Less severe brain damage after a motorcycle accident
Severe back injuries- with damage to the spinal chord and nerve roots
Moderate back injuries because of a motorcycle accident
Minor back injuries after a motorcycle accident
Loss of one leg because of a motorcycle accident
Severe leg injuries after a motorcycle accident
Less severe leg injuries due to a motorcycle accident
Serious motorcycle accident claims:
November 13, 2021- A motorcyclist was tragically killed in a motorbike accident in Bristol. The motorbike accident was between a motorbike and a car, leading to the death of the motorcyclist in the fatal motorbike accident.
October 29, 2021- In the afternoon of October 29, a motorcyclist in Cambridgeshire lost his life after being involved in a motorcycle accident with two other cars. The motorcyclist unfortunately died as a result of the motorcycle collision, which is thought by police to have been caused by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs by another car driver.
October 20, 2021- In October, a road traffic accident involving a motorcycle left one motorcyclist left with serious injuries. The motorcycle accident took place on the southbound M23, and an investigation was opened regarding the cause of the motorcycle accident. It is thought that the male motorcyclist was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after the motorcycle accident.
The above incidents clearly show the risk of serious injury that motorcyclists face when being involved in a motorcycle accident. It is for this reason that they are considered to be vulnerable road users in the eyes of the law, along with pedestrians and cyclists. Our motorcycle accident solicitors regularly work with injured clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents that were not their fault.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the last three years, and are looking to make a personal injury claim for motorbike accident compensation, do not hesitate to get in touch with our specialist motorcycle accident solicitors today for a free no-obligation consultation.
Who is liable in a motorcycle accident claim?
As with all road traffic accidents, the key to motorcycle accident claims is establishing liability, and who was to blame for the accident. When we build your motorcycle accident claim, your designated road traffic accident solicitor will be working to establish that the other party involved in the accident was liable.
If the other party, such as a car driver, or the council, was at fault for the accident, and this can be proven in a motorcycle accident claim, you will be able to obtain motorbike accident compensation for your injuries. Under UK law, motorcyclists are classed as Vulnerable Road Users, meaning that they are more likely to suffer from serious injuries if they are involved in a road traffic accident. Because of this, motorcycle accident claims can often be very large, and our clients can win a huge sum of money for their motorcycle accident claims when they are settled. To learn more about how we can help you, get in touch with MG Legal today, here.
How long does a motorcycle road traffic accident injury take to settle?
Every personal injury claim is different, and the length of time to settlement, depends upon the injuries sustained, and if the third party admits liability for the road traffic accident. Unfortunately, injuries sustained to motorcyclists and their passengers in motorcycle accidents, are usually more serious, and range from, at the very least road burns, cuts, and scars, to more serious , often life-changing injuries to the upper body, neck, spine and broken legs and ankles.
Can I make a motorcycle accident claim if I was partly to blame?
Yes, you can still make a motorcycle accident claim for an incident where you were partly to blame because this means that another party was also partly to blame. In this situation, your motorcycle accident claim would most likely be settled on what is known as a “split liability” or “contributory negligence” basis, which means that the total value of your injuries and losses would be assessed just with any normal motorcycle accident claim and then a percentage would be deducted to account for your apportionment of blame or fault for the motorcycle accident.
Most split liability or contributory negligence cases are open to negotiation and so, whilst it might not always be possible to obtain a full non-fault outcome, MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors are highly experienced in obtaining the best possible settlement and minimising any contributory negligence - we do our best to ensure you receive the maximum possible award for your injuries in your motorcycle accident claim.
Knocked off motorbike by car motorcycle accident claim:
If you have been knocked off your motorbike by a car, you could obtainmotorbike accident compensation through a motorcycle accident claim. This is provided that you were not at fault for the accident, and that the driver of the car was at least partly at fault. The most common way in which motorcyclists are knocked off their motorbikes by cars is when other drivers fail to see them at junctions, and emerge into them.
According to rule 170 of the UK Highway Code, road users must take extra care when at junctions, including looking out for motorcyclists and other Vulnerable Road Users. When in practice, this is combined with rules 171 and 172 which further specify the need for drivers to come to a complete stop, or prepare to do so, at junctions with either a 'STOP' or a 'Give Way' sign present.
Still, this does not always happen. Many drivers approach junctions at high speeds, and do not allow enough time to look properly and assess the situation of the oncoming traffic before emerging onto a new road. As they are much smaller than cars and other vehicles, motorcyclists, unfortunately, go unnoticed much more often. According to statistics released by the Department for Transport, motorcyclists are the group with the highest fatality rates on our roads, with 336 motorcyclists being killed in 2019, and a further 16,224 being injured.
New updates to the Highway Code in Autumn of 2021 are set to bring more emphasis on the need of drivers to take more care regarding Vulnerable Road Users, and prevent motorcycle accident claims. See more on this here.
If you have been knocked off your motorbike by a car, and are looking to claim motorbike accident compensation for your injuries, get in touch with our road traffic accident solicitors today about your motorcycle accident claim.
Motorcyclist merging traffic or changing lanes claims:
The majority of the Highway Code applies to all road users, rules 159 and 160 are of particular importance to our motorcycle accident claims solicitors. Rule 159 of the Highway Code states that before a vehicle moves from a stationary position the driver of the vehicle must:
use all mirrors to check the road is clear
look round to check the blind spots (the areas you are unable to see in the mirrors)
signal if necessary before moving out
look round for a final check.
Move off only when it is safe to do so
When on the move, Rule 160 states that road users should be aware of other road users, especially cycles and motorcycles who may be filtering through the traffic.
Our road traffic accident solicitors have, on numerous occasions, used Rules 159 and 160 of the Highway Code to settle motorcycle accident claims, in our injured client’s favour. In many of the instances, we obtained witness evidence, confirming that the vehicle causing our injured client to be knocked from their motorcycle, did not indicate prior to changing lanes or pulling out onto a road.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another road users failure to indicate while changing lanes, you could make a NO WIN NO FEE motorcycle accident claim with our specialist road traffic accident solicitors. Simply contact us today, here, to speak to a specialist solicitor.
Motorcycle accident claim for accident caused by a spillage or debris in the road:
Similarly to road defects such as pothotes, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of being involved in a road traffic accident and obtaining injuries due to debris on highways. The UK highways authorities are responsible for keeping up the safety and quality of our roads. However, when it comes to debris from road traffic accidents and other events, they do not take responsibility. It is up to those involved in the accident to clean away any debris that they may have left in the road.
Still, many small-scale road traffic accidents involving only one car can often go unreported, and those involved often drive away from the scene without taking the time to look for any potential debris left at the scene.
When this happens, along with when other events take place such as oil spillages in the road, it makes it much more likely that another accident will take place as a result of the debris or spillage. It is not uncommon that this second accident will affect a motorcyclist rider, due to their increased vulnerability on the road and inability to avoid obstacles.
If you have been injured due to a spillage or debris in the road, you could be eligible to make a motorcycle accident claim for your injuries. These claims can be complex, and difficult to establish liability, and so require the assistance of a specialist motorcycle accident claims solicitor, such as MG Legal. Contact us today, here, for a free, no-obligation discussion about your motorcycle accident claim.
How much does it cost to make a motorcycle accident claim with MG Legal?
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, whilst riding a motorbike, you’ll be pleased to know that our motorcycle accident solicitors at MG Legal accept all of our motorcycle accident claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This allows our clients to make a motorcycle accident claim for motorbike accident compensation, with no financial risk. When we work in this way, it means that if you make a motorcycle accident claim with us, and we do not winmotorbike accident compensation for you, then you do not owe us a penny.
To learn more about our NO WIN NO FEE agreements, and how they work, see this below:
What do I pay if I win my motorcycle accident claim?
Here at MG Legal, our personal injury solicitors have a success rate of over 99% in all of the no win no fee personal injury claims that we accept. If we successfully settle your no win no fee motorcycle accident claim, then your designated solicitor will receive a success fee of 25% of the motorbike accident compensation that you win. This means that you will keep a minimum of 75% of the financial compensation that we win on your behalf.
What do I pay if I don’t win my motorcycle accident claim?
If your motorcycle accident claim is unable to be settled, then you do not owe us a penny. This means that when you make a no win no fee motorcycle accident claim with our team, you will do so at no financial risk.
Motorcyclist accident claims for being hit while stationary:
Whether you are stopped at traffic lights, waiting to turn at a junction, or simply parked up at the side of the highway, motorcycle accidents can occur at any time. Drivers can fail to focus on the road ahead properly, and can even fail to see an upcoming stationary motorcycle. This is particularly the case for motorcyclists, as they are much smaller and more discreet on the roads than, say, a large car or a van.
Being hit by another vehicle while stationary can be particularly traumatic, as for many drivers and
motorcyclists alike it can catch them completely off-guard. It can also be even more frustrating to many victims than being involved in a standard collision, as it has happened to them at a time when they believe that they were doing nothing wrong, and were not even in motion at the time.
When a vehicle is stationary and is not moving, the injuries obtained by any impact can be worse for the driver and passenger than if the car or motorcycle had been moving at the time of the collision, as the stationary vehicle will absorb the entirety of the impact. Over the years, our specialist motorcyclist accident solicitors have represented, and won compensation on behalf of, numerous motorcyclists who have been hit while stationary and have obtained injuries as a result of the road traffic accident. To make a motorcycle accident claim for being hit while stationary, get in touch with our motorcycle accident solicitors today.
Will I have to go to court for my motorcycle accident claim?
When many of our personal injury clients come to us to make a no win no fee motorcycle accident claim, they might think of daunting court cases and stressful situations. However, this does not have to be the case when you make a motorcycle accident claim, or indeed, any claim for personal injury. Here at MG Legal, our road traffic accident solicitors settle the large majority of our clients’ claims out of court, and successfully obtain liability from the defending party.
Still, if the other party does not admit liability in your motorcycle accident claim, and your claim does have to go to court, you can rest assured that your designated solicitor at MG Legal will fight tooth and nail to win your case, and obtain the motorcycle accident compensation that you deserve for your injuries. At MG Legal, our no win no fee solicitors treat people as they would like to be treat themselves. Questions? Queries? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our no win no fee solicitors. You will be glad you did.
What are the most common motorcycle accident claim injuries?
While motorcyclists are usually not to blame for the crashes that they are involved in, this does not help them fair any better in the severity of the injuries that they sustain. Along with pedestrians and cyclists, motorcyclists are classed as Vulnerable Road Users on UK roads. These road users generally have less protection, such as air bags, seatbelts, and the robust vehicle protection, and are therefore more likely to suffer from serious injuries if they are involved in a road traffic accident.
These serious motorcycle accident claims include:
As Vulnerable Road Users, motorcyclists are often entitled to more motorbike accident compensation in their personal injury claims in comparison to other drivers. For more information on this, see our full motorcycle claims guide, here.
Will I receive payment for my motorcycle after a motorcycle road traffic accident?
If the accident causing personal injury to yourself, and damage to your motorcycle was not your fault, then our personal injury solicitors would instruct a fully qualified, and court approved engineers to assess the damage to your motorcycle, and ensure that you receive the repair costs the damage sustained or, if an insurance write off, the market value of your motorcycle, allowing you to replace the same, on a like for like basis.
Motorcyclist accident claims for being hit by drunk driver claims:
Operating a vehicle safely and correctly requires a person’s full concentration and physical and mental capabilities. It’s clear to most people that alcohol can seriously affect your system; impairing your ability to operate a vehicle safely and endangering other’s lives.
As vulnerable road users that are not as easily seen by other road users, and are less protected,
motorcyclists are at high risk of being seriously injured if involved in a road traffic accident. Where a drunk driver hits a motorcyclist, people can be left injured and in need of claiming motorbike accident compensation. Whatever the situation may be, our road traffic accident solicitors are here to help.
If you have been injured in a motorcyclist accident with a drunk driver, and have sustained injuries of any kind, you could make a motorcycle accident claim for financial compensation today. Simply contact our specialist solicitors today to get your claim started.
Motorcyclist car door collision motorcycle accident claims:
The Highway Code Rule 239 states that other road users must ensure they do not hit anyone when opening their door. A driver failing to comply with the Highway Code, is not, in itself, a criminal offence. However, if you are a motorcyclist who has been injured as a result of another road user, or car driver opening the door of their vehicle into your path, then proving a breach of Rule 239 will certainly assist your claim for motorbike accident compensation. Failure to comply with the Highway Code will assist any civil claim for compensation a motorcyclist makes after a collision.
If a motorcyclist sustains a personal injury as a result of a car door being opened into their path then, if it is proven to be the fault of the other driver, then you will be able to claim for any loss or injury sustained in that accident through a motorcycle accident claim. MG Legal’s motorcycle accident claim solicitors would pursue your claim for damages against the driver's insurance, even where it was the car passenger who caused the accident.
In addition to using Rule 239 of the Highway Code in order to make sure our injured motorcyclist clients win an award for their motorbike accident compensation, MG Legal’s expert road traffic accident solicitors have also used Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act makes it an offence to open any door of a vehicle on a road so as to injure or endanger any person. Any breach of Section 42 is punishable by a fine, of up to £1,000. This is separate to any motorbike accident compensation claim, so does not stop our personal injury solicitors pursuing your claim for motorbike accident compensation, on a No Win No Fee basis, with no financial risk to you. Contact us today to see how our motorcycle accident claim solicitors can help with your motorcycle accident claim.
How long do I have to make a motorcycle accident claim if I was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident?
Usually anyone who has sustained any form of personal injury, has 3 years from the date of the accident within which to pursue a motorcycle accident claim. After this time, subject to the Limitation Act 1980, in most cases, if you have not made a claim for motorbike accident compensation within that time, then your claim will be statute barred. There are, of course exceptions. Minors, meaning children under the age of 18, have 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday. Time limits may differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts, here…