How much can I Claim for a Motorcycle Accident?
Almost 20% of Road Traffic Accidents involve motorcycles, even though no more than 1% of the vehicles involved are actually motorbikes…
Motorcycle Accident Injury Statistics
In 2015, motorcycle accidents caused 365 deaths, 5,042 severe injuries, and 14,511 minor injuries*.
In comparison to 2014, motorcycle accident fatalities in 2015 increased by 5%, whereas severe injuries caused by motorbikes fell by 5%.
Whilst road traffic accidents involving motorcyclists happen frequently, those who drive other vehicles cause 2 out of 3 accidents that occur on the road. Despite this, motorcyclists are at a higher risk of having a fatal collision; therefore they find themselves making a personal injury compensation claim all too often.
Claiming Personal Injury Compensation as a Motorcyclist
If the road traffic accident happened within the three-year window of pursuing a claim and was caused through no fault of your own, as a motorcyclist you will be entitled to claim for personal injury compensation.
It must be illustrated throughout the claim that the injuries sustained were a repercussion of the accident and that the other rider/driver is at-fault.
In some cases, insurers will consider both parties equally to blame for the accident and will then enter into a split liability agreement to settle the personal injury claim.
Helping injured motorcyclists
Our expert solicitors at Non-Fault Claims have provided help to a number of individuals who have sustained injuries through motorcycle accidents including:
- Hit and run incidents by uninsured drivers
- Accidents caused by impaired, potholed and badly maintained road surfaces.
- Incidents involving motorbikes with faulty parts
- Faulty security clothing
- Road spillages
Claiming Personal Injury compensation through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB)
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident involving a motorcycle that was driven by an uninsured or untraced driver, you may still have the right to pursue a claim through the 'Motor Insurers’ Bureau' (MIB); whose main objective is to support those in such situations.
You have the ability to apply directly for a claim through the MIB – meaning that you do not have to make arrangements with your solicitor. Although if it is in your interest to seek help from an experienced and skilled solicitor, contact Non-Fault Claims today for information and assistance.
Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident
Road traffic accidents, from the viewpoint of both motorcyclists and regular road users, can have life-altering impacts. Compensation settlements or awards provided after road traffic accidents involving motorcycles rely on a variety of factors, such as:
- The severity of injuries sustained
- Damages and suffering caused by injuries
- Damage to the motorbike and relevant clothing/equipment
- Medical treatment as well as care/rehabilitation costs
- Probable costs for necessary future care and treatment
- Reduced or loss of mental or physical state
- Loss of earnings
- Any other out-of-pocket expenses acquired following the accident.
How long does it take to receive compensation?
Road Traffic Accidents involving motorcycles are dealt with similarly to additional Road Traffic Accidents; if the claim, for example, is potentially going to be worth under £25,000, then it can be handled using the "Claims Portal" process.
The Claims Portal process is more complex for cases where insurers take their time to determine if both drivers are equally liable for the collision; therefore prolonging the case and outcome. There is a higher chance of receiving a larger compensation pay-out if you decline the initial offer given by the opposite side, so you may have to wait a little longer than expected.
It is dependent on your case and the amount of proof provided from you to the Court.
How Non-Fault Claims can help
If you would like to proceed with the claims process or you just want to find out more, get in touch with Non-Fault Claims today or you can arrange for us to call you back at a more suitable time.