You may be entitled to claim motorcycle accident compensation if you have been injured in a road traffic accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another road user.
You have a much greater chance of being involved in a road traffic accident as a motorcyclist as you are not as obvious as a car when approaching a larger vehicle on the roads. A motorbike rider is 50 times more likely to suffer a serious or even fatal injury on the roads in an accident than the driver of a car. At least 50% or all serious motorbike accidents involving another vehicle happen at junctions.
Motor cyclists have to be very careful when approaching junctions whilst on the main road as it is easy to be missed by a car waiting to pull out at the junction. Motorcyclists should also be incredibly careful when overtaking cars or other vehicle on the road as the driver may not have seen you due to the blind spot in their mirror. This blind spot accounts for a number of road traffic accidents happening every year particularly accidents involving bikers.
Driving a motorbike is extremely hazardous if other road users are not aware of bikers on the road; the motorcycle accident compensation experts can help you if you have been injured in an RTA.
Motorcyclists are advised to do the following on the road to increase their chances of having a safe journey:
? Wear bright or fluorescent clothing during the day and wear reflective clothing whilst riding in the evening. The appropriate safety wear must also be worn; this is absolutely vital as it may save a biker from sustaining serious injuries. If you fall off a motorbike wearing jeans or any other clothing not designed for use on a motorbike it will shred in seconds if you slide across tarmac.
? At a biker you should always ride with the attitude that no other vehicle driver on the road will see you. This will make you more aware of the manoeuvres you make and hopefully you will ride more safely. Never assume that another vehicle user has seen you on the road. Try and anticipate the actions that a car driver will perform or possibly could perform before you make any moves on the road.
? Always glance over your shoulder before making any moves on the road as this action could save your life. Not only will you be able to see if anything is approaching you from behind or the side it will also indicate to other drivers that you are planning to make a move.
With our help Mr A was awarded a total of £1475.00 in personal injury compensation.
To start your claim for motorcycle accident compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors personal injury team on: 0844 844 8180.