Motorcycle Accident Claims

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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Motorcyclists make up just 1% of road users, but around 20% of all deaths and serious injuries in road traffic accidents. When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, their injuries are often severe due to the relative lack of protection they have, so even those who survive a motorbike crash are often left with lifelong consequences.

Claiming compensation is often the only way to get the help and support you need to deal with the impact on your health and lifestyle of a serious motorcycle accident. Where the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, or careless or dangerous driving, you could be entitled to significant damages.

Motorcycle accident compensation can be used to pay for private medical treatment and rehabilitation support, replace lost income due to taking time off work and help with any other financial and practical consequences of your accident. It may also be used to adapt to purchase accommodation to meet the needs of the motorcyclist if their injuries cause mobility problems.

IBB Claims road traffic accident lawyers handle all types of motorcycle injury claims, including high value, complex claims for serious injuries and fatal motorcycle accidents. Your physical and emotional wellbeing is our top priority, so we will handle your case with empathy and compassion, while delivering the pragmatic advice and guidance you need to secure the best available settlement.

We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law in recognition of our expertise in this area. Our lawyers have also been recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading client guides to the legal profession, for our expert handling of personal injury claims.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers offer a free initial consultation for all serious injury claims. This allows us to get a clear understanding of your situation and give an honest assessment of whether we think your motorcycle accident claim justifies further investigation.

We are usually able to represent clients on a no-win no-fee basis, so there is normally no upfront cost to start a motorcycle accident compensation claim with IBB.  

To start a motorcycle accident compensation claim, call us today on 0333 323 1640, email enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.

 

  • Commitment
  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • No WinNo Fee
  • FREE inital consultation
  • Help with rehabilitation

Our expertise in motorcycle accident compensation claims

Our personal injury lawyers cam help motorcyclists all over England and Wales to claim compensation for all types of motorbike accidents.

We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues

such as:

  • Motorcycle crashes caused by another motorist’s negligence
  • Motorcycle accidents caused by another motorist’s careless or dangerous driving
  • Motorbike accidents due to potholes and other road surface maintenance issues
  • Motorbike crashes due to road spillages and other hazards
  • Hit and run claims (untraced driver claims)
  • Uninsured driver claims

To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.

How we handle motorbike accident compensation claims

Motorcycle accident claims valued between £1,000-£25,000 can normally be resolved using the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. This allows claims to be settled out of court, often resulting in a settlement within a matter of months.

Higher value and more complex claims can take significantly longer to resolve, however, most can still be settled without the need for court action thanks to our team’s skill and experience in negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution methods. This can allow you to avoid the stress and uncertainty of a court hearing, while still securing appropriate compensation for your injuries.

For those cases where court proceedings are required, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and expertise you need to ensure your claim is presented in the strongest possible way.

Our no win no fee motorcycle accident claims service

We believe everyone has a right to claim compensation when injured through no fault of their own and that your financial situation should be no barrier to your ability to pursue a claim. For this reason, we work with most of our clients on a no win, no fee basis, so there is usually no upfront cost to start a claim.

Formally known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, this type of funding deal means that you will only need to contribute towards your legal costs if we secure compensation for you. Our fees will be based on a percentage of some of the compensation won, so you will always keep the majority of your compensation.

Motorcycle accident claims can also be funded with legal expenses insurance, which is often included as an optional extra with motor insurance and home insurance, so may be worth considering if available.

We will provide clear guidance on the likely cost involved in making a motorcycle accident claim at the outset, including all fees and expenses. That way, you will know exactly what to expect when deciding whether to move forward with your claim.

To find out more about starting a no win, no fee motorcycle accident claim, please speak to a member of our team now.

How much compensation can you get for a motorcycle accident?

The value of your claim will depend on various factors, including:

  • The seriousness of your injuries
  • The impact of your injuries on your life
  • Any specific costs you have incurred as a result of your injuries
  • The level of liability the defendant admits to or is found to have by a judge

You can typically claim two types of damages for a motorbike accident:

Financial Losses and Expenses – For specific financial losses.  This includes things such as paying for private treatment and care, as well as lost income due to having to take time off work and not able to return to work, or perhaps not able to command the same level of income enjoyed before the motorcycle accident.

General Compensation – For non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.  

Our motorcycle accident claims lawyers will provide a realistic estimate of your claim’s likely value at the earliest opportunity, giving you a clear idea of how much compensation you may be able to achieve.

What is the time limit for claiming motorbike accident compensation?

You will usually need to bring a claim within 3 years of the accident occurring.

However, there are situations where the time limit can be extended, particularly if you need to make a claim for a loved one who is not able to pursue a claim themselves.

If a loved one has been left without the mental capacity to make a claim, there is usually no time limit for you to pursue a claim for them.

If a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident, you normally have 3 years from the date of death to make a claim.

Because the exact time limits can be hard to work out, we always recommend speaking to one of our expert motorcycle injury lawyers to see if you are eligible to make a claim, no matter how much time has passed.

Can you claim compensation for a hit and run motorcycle accident?

If you have been the victim of a hit and run motorcycle accident, you may be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB). This can also be an option if the driver responsible for the accident did not have insurance.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers can advise you on whether you are likely to be eligible to make a MIB claim and guide you through the claims process where required.

Get in touch with our expert motorcycle accident claims solicitors today

To arrange your free consultation on starting a motorcycle accident compensation claim, please call us on 0333 323 1640, email us at enquiries@ibbclaims.co.uk or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.

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