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How Much Is Your Motorcycle Injury Worth?

People who ride motorcycles are more likely to suffer serious injuries as a result of any collisions with other road users due to the fact they are less protected. Their bikes are more susceptible to any faults on the road, such as potholes and spillages, and the awareness of other motorists is not always as good as it should be.

Injuries sustained on a motorcycle are very rarely anything other than serious, due to the high speed capabilities of the bikes and the little protection they offer when something goes wrong. Added on top of this is the fact that the vast majority of accidents involving motorcycles are as a result of collisions with other cars, and the difference in size, power and strength can have a devastating impact on the bike and its rider. Many accidents occur when cars do not see the bikes when pulling out of junctions, overtaking and changing lanes on motorways. Another common factor concerning motorbike accidents is that a lot of the incidents occur at night time, when visibility is even poorer for other motorists. This is why it is imperative that motorcyclists wear colourful, bright clothing on top of their protective gear, to ensure they can be seen.

Although this may sound like an obvious point to make, it is important that motorbike users know their limitations. This means that they should only go as fast as they feel comfortable, rather than how fast the bike can go. Inexperienced drivers should never try to ‘test’ the capabilities of their bike by travelling at high speeds, not at least until they have many hundreds of miles of motorbike riding experience behind them.
Starting up an accident claim for your motorcycle injury is well worth the initial effort, in light of the possible compensation amount which could be paid out. Many personal injury companies offer a no win, no fee compensation pursual, which means that they will not take anything away from your payout; instead, they get their fee from the other party. The sum received by the injury victim will include consideration for their initial pain and suffering, loss of income, and any medical fees incurred during treatment and recovery. Obviously, therefore, the amount paid out is entirely dependant on individual circumstances. Someone who breaks/loses a limb as a result of an accident will be entitled to more than someone who suffers minor cuts and bruises. The money will also take into account the cost of any repairs which need doing to the bike itself, as no doubt it will have sustained as much, if not more, damage as the person riding it.

Due to the number of compensation claims being pushed through the courts on a daily basis, and the time it takes to fully prepare each individual case (preparing medical reports, witness statements, photographs, etc) then the money may well take up to 6 months before it is actually in the hands of the victim. This is another factor which can put potential claimants off trying to get compensation for their motorcycle injury, but again the reward for your injury can be well worth waiting for.

Submitted by:

Carolyn Clayton

Accident claims for the UK market contact Accident Consult for your no obligation motorcycle injury compensation claim consultation services. This article is free to republish provided this resource box remains intact.




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