Road Traffic Accident Compensation Solicitors.
Along with pedestrians, cyclists, and those on horseback, motorcyclists are classed as vulnerable road users, so it’s no surprise that motorcyclists, in particular, have the highest accident and injury rates per mile travelled of all road user groups.
If you are a motorcyclist, and have sustained a personal injury as a result of the negligence of another road user, then contact MG Legal today to discuss how we can help you, all on a no win no fee basis.
Injured by a vehicle changing lanes without indicating
The majority of the Highway Code applies to all road users, but as many of MG Legal’s injured clients are motorcyclists, Rules 159 and 160 are of particular importance to us. Rule 159 of the Highway Code states that before a vehicle moves from a parked, 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
And 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. These are more difficult to see than larger vehicles and their riders are particularly vulnerable. Give them plenty of room, especially if you are driving a long vehicle or towing a trailer.
Our personal injury experts have, on numerous occasions, used Rules 159 and 160 of the Highway Code to settle claims for personal injury compensation, 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 moving from a parked position, or when changing lanes on an A road.
How long do I have to make a claim for personal injury?
Subject to the Limitation Act 1980, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident, whether you are a motorcyclist, cyclist, or pedestrian, and you have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, then you have three years from the date of the road traffic accident that caused you to be injured, to pursue a claim for personal injury.
Exceptions apply to most rules, however, and if you were under 18 years old at time of the injury, then you have three years from their 18th birthday within which to make a personal injury claim. Time limits may also 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…
How much personal injury compensation will I receive?
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, the compensation you will receive is completely subjective; meaning that the compensation you receive will be related to the type if injury you have received, and your prognosis for a full recovery. From whiplash, to broken bones, or even more serious injuries to the head, spine and back, the compensation amounts differ massively. Some of the figures are given below, but if you want to discuss any element of compensation further, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our road traffic compensation experts.
Multiple fractures of facial bones, including some facial deformity of a permanent nature, are valued for the injuries along, not including any damages for loss of earnings, medical treatment, travel expenses, or care costs, are valued between £13,970 and £22,470.
Severe leg injuries- a common injury to motorcyclists, as they are not afforded the protection of a car user, their legs often come into contact with other vehicles, and the road surface, after a road traffic accident. Damages for the personal injury aspect of your motorcycle injury claim, would be valued at between £90,320 to £127,530.
Severe Knee Injuries, where there has been disruption to the joint, meaning arthritis, ligamentous damage, and lengthy treatment of the injured knee are inevitable, damages are often awarded, for the personal injury aspect of the claim alone, in the sum of £65,440 to £90,290.
Why choose MG Legal for my personal injury compensation claim?
At MG Legal, each solicitor takes a personal interest in each case and we have a dedicated department dealing with personal injury claims occurring from road traffic accidents, involving motorcyclists, and other road users. Our team of personal injury solicitors know the Road Traffic Acts like the back of our hand, and are well versed in the relevant case law required to settle your claim. MG Legal's road traffic accident specialists, have a combined knowledge of 30 plus years in the industry, and have extensive experience of dealing with all types of injury and settling claims successfully at all stages of the process.
The vast majority of personal injury cases we settle, are settled within weeks, or months at most, and settle without the need for court proceedings. The fact that our personal injury experts have a success rate, which exceeds 99%, is testament to the fact that when we accept your personal injury claim, we explore every avenue of argument and employ every negotiating tactic learned throughout lengthy careers in the field of personal injury to ensure your claim really does have the best chance of success at every step.
We believe that our confidence in our own ability is demonstrated by the fact that every personal injury claim we accept is on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a no win no fee agreement, which means that if we do not succeed for our client, we do not get paid for our work.