Claiming personal injury compensation after a motorcycle accident
If you are a motorcycle rider or pillion, and you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help you to recover compensation for your injury and any financial losses.
What can I claim for after a motorcycle accident?
We will help you recover all of the compensation that you are entitled to, including:
- Compensation for personal injury
- Repair or replacement of your damaged motorcycle
- Repair or replacement of damaged clothing and leathers
- Cost of replacement helmet
- Cost of alternative motorcycle hire or alternative transport costs
- Compensation for loss of use
- Loss of earnings
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation costs
Can I choose my own solicitor to handle my motorcycle accident claim?
Remember – you do not have to use an insurance company solicitor. You are free to choose your own solicitor to handle your claim. Whether or not you have legal expenses insurance attached to your motorcycle policy you are not required to use the solicitors suggested by your insurance company.
You are free to choose your own solicitor. Choose a solicitor to act in your best interests, not those of an insurance company.
Frequent questions about making a motorcycle accident claim
We have set out some answers to frequent questions but if the information you are looking for is not included please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your query – free of charge.
Do I have to use the solicitor appointed by my insurance company?
No, you are not obliged to use the solicitor suggested by your insurers. You are free to choose your own solicitor.
Can I claim if the motorcycle accident was partly my fault?
YES: As a rider you are entitled to claim compensation for personal injury and loss if you have been injured as a result of a road accident that was not your fault. Even if you feel that you were partly to blame for the accident you should still seek our advice as it may be that you are still entitled to make a claim.
If you are found to be partly to blame or your riding or actions have contributed to the accident you can still claim compensation but your final award of compensation will be reduced to reflect the fact that you contributed to the accident. However, depending upon the severity of the injuries sustained the final award can still be significant even in cases where the rider is partly to blame for the accident.
We have previously recovered over £100,000 for a motorcyclist who was injured in a road accident for which the motorcycle rider was 75% to blame.
Can I claim if the accident was caused by the rider of the motorcycle on which I was travelling as a pillion?
YES: If you have been injured in a road accident whilst travelling as a pillion passenger on a motorcycle you can claim compensation for any personal injury that you have sustained together with any financial losses .The claim will be against the insurers of the driver or rider who caused the accident. This also includes the rider of the motorcycle upon which you were travelling at the time of the accident.
Can I make a claim if the accident was caused by an uninsured driver or rider?
YES: If you sustained injury in a motorcycle accident caused by an uninsured driver or rider you can still make a claim for compensation for personal injury and loss. In cases involving an uninsured driver or rider the claim would be submitted to the Motor Insurers Bureau which operates a scheme to provide compensation to the victims of uninsured drivers and riders. We can act on your behalf in pursuing a claim via the Motor Insurers Bureau if you are the victim of an uninsured driver.
What should I do if the opponent’s insurance company offer to deal with my claim?
Obtain your own independent advice: In recent years it has become more and more common for your opponent’s insurance company to offer to deal with your claim for compensation for personal injury directly or to appoint a solicitor to act on your behalf.
You may find that after an accident you are contacted by solicitors who have been passed your details by the insurance company.
We would strongly recommend that you do not agree to deal directly with the opponent’s insurers or solicitors appointed by them without taking your own independent legal advice.
It is important to remember that the insurers and their solicitors are acting in the best interest of the insurance company and not in the best interests of you the injured party. This means that there is a conflict of interest which will often result in offers to settle a claim at an amount which is much lower than the amount to which you are entitled.
You should remember that you are entitled to obtain your own legal advice and that you are free to use a solicitor of your choosing.
Why choose Beckett & Co Solicitors to handle my motorbike claim?
It is important that you choose a solicitor who is independent and who will act in your best interests.
We do not act for insurance companies. We act only for injured claimants. We will always act professionally, independently and in your best interest. We will make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation and any financial losses you are entitled to.
Let us help you to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. We will be happy to offer a free assessment of your claim and act on a No Win – No Fee basis. Choosing your own independent solicitor ensures that you get the best advice, in your best interests.
Contact us for free, no obligation advice before you make a decision regarding your claim.
Freephone 0800 731 5434 or click here to book a free telephone consultation at a time to suit you.
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