You can make a motorcycle accident claim if you have sustained an injury within the last three years on a road in the UK through no fault of your own. Mr K was eligible for a personal injury compensation award an received over £3000.00 in personal injury compensation after his accident.
Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences and the injuries sustained in an accident of this nature if they are not incredible serious can often be fatal. Records show that recently in one year alone 403 motorbike riders suffered a fatal accident in the UK; this figure amounts to over one motorbike rider dying every day. Over half of these accidents were caused by a thirds party road user. After the Government launched their THINK! campaign the number of serious fatal accidents did fall by over 90 fatal injuries per year. Even so on average over 4500 motorbike riders suffer a serious injury on the roads every year.
Motorbike riders are 50% more likely to be involved in a serious or fatal accident than car drivers. Both car drivers and motorbike riders have to take care on the roads and make sure that one is always aware of the presence of another.
Before starting a motorcycle accident claim you should seek legal advice from one of the specialist personal injury solicitors at Michael Lewin.
Following a motorbike accident you may have sustained serious injuries such as broken bones brain damage paralysis or internal bleeding which have left you recovering for moths. If this is the case you will have suffered a serious loss of amenities and also you may be struggling to get on in the labour market.
You will be pleased to know that if your accident was caused by a third party road user you can claim compensation for all of the above. Your award will be made up of two elements:
General damages: this part of the award is to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of the injuries you sustained in a bike accident. Your injuries are awarded a certain level of compensation but then any additional personal losses such as the inability to enjoy your leisure activities will be taken into account.
Special expenses: this part of the award is to compensate you for any financial losses you have had to suffer as the result of being seriously injured in a motorbike accident. If you had to spend for example three months in hospital and four moths recovering at home you may have lost seven months wages in total; we will aim to get this back for you.
To start you motorcycle accident claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors personal injury team on: 0844 844 8180today.