Claiming compensation for a motorcycle accident
Motorcycle accident claims can be complicated – especially if you have experienced a serious injury. We can guide you through each step of the journey to help you secure the compensation you deserve, without exposing you to any financial risk.
Guidance on motorcycle accident claims
As any biker knows, life on two wheels can be exhilarating. But there’s no doubt that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users.
You don’t have the outer shell of a car to protect you, and your body is exposed while travelling at speed. Unfortunately this means that a road traffic accident or collision has the potential to leave you with serious injuries. Sadly motorcyclists are sometimes injured through no fault of their own. Too often drivers simply don’t notice motorcyclists – pulling out in front of them or opening a door into their path. Other times motorcycle accident claims arise from poorly maintained roads or even a defective component on the bike.
Following a motorcycle accident you may be left with physical injuries as well as psychological trauma that can take many months to heal. In rare and sad circumstances, your injuries may affect you for the rest of your life. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial cost of that when the accident wasn’t your fault. It’s true that no amount of compensation can take away what happened. But taking action to get the compensation you deserve can help to resolve the injustice and give you a little closure on the ordeal, so you can begin to move forward more positively. Even if you feel you were partially at fault for the accident, we can still help you to secure compensation. Give our friendly team a call and we can walk you through the process of starting a claim.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you deserve clear guidance on whether you are entitled to compensation. Get started with a quick call to our trusted UK advice team or complete the form and let us call you back.
No win no fee service
You may be worried about being left out of pocket if you start a motorbike accident claim. After all, it’s no secret that legal costs can be expensive. But with Accident Compensation Helpline, there’s no need to worry. That’s a promise. Your claim will be handled by expert injury lawyers who work on a no win, no fee basis. It means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t have to pay a penny. And if you do secure compensation, the solicitor fees will be taken from the amount you are awarded. This amount may vary depending upon the circumstances of your claim, but will always be agreed with your solicitors upfront, before you start your claim. So you never have to worry about being left with unexpected bills. You’re in complete control.
How much can you claim after a motorcycle accident?
You are likely very curious about how much you can claim for a motorcycle accident. The truth is that it varies. While some claims companies offer guideline figures, we prefer to be honest with you from the get-go. It’s simply not possible to estimate a figure until we know what happened to you. That’s because every claim is unique. The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends on the unique details of your accident. You could secure anything from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds – or more. The only way to find out is to call us.
What we will promise is this: our experienced solicitors will do everything they can to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. As well as looking into the details of the accident, we will assess things like lost income, the cost of attending rehab clinics, the knock-on effects to your future career as well as the psychological impact of your accident. We even consider the loss of ability to play your favourite sports or take part in hobbies, as well as compensating loved ones for the time they have sacrificed in helping you to recuperate.
And if you need money quickly, your solicitors may be able to obtain interim payments that help to remove any immediate financial pressures that you are facing.
Once you have received your money, it’s yours to spend as you please.
Who pays the compensation for a motorcycle accident?
The exact source of your motorcycle accident compensation depends on who was at fault. But the key thing to remember is that your compensation will almost always be paid by an insurer. That means you don’t need to worry if the person at fault for the accident can’t afford to pay you what you deserve.
For example, if another driver is to blame for your accident, compensation will be settled through their vehicle insurance. And if they were breaking the law and driving without insurance, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau will step in to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
But what if there were no other drivers involved in your accident? Well, in the case of poor road conditions, the Highways Agency or the relevant local authority may be liable for paying your compensation. Or if your bike suffered a mechanical error, the manufacturer may be responsible. The vast majority of businesses have insurance that covers personal injury claims – which means they will always have access to the funds needed to pay your compensation if your claim is successful.
We’re not like other claims companies. Here’s our promise…
There are several different personal injury claims companies out there. That’s because – unfortunately – accidents that should have been prevented happen every day. But here’s the thing. Not all claims companies are the same – and some can be highly impersonal. With Accident Compensation Helpline, you are never just another statistic. We treat every person who calls us with the compassion and respect they deserve. And we will only take on your case if we really think we can help you, rather than pressuring you into the process of making a claim that doesn’t stand much chance of success.
We know that seeking compensation can feel daunting. It can be painful to relive the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle accident. And it’s likely that you have questions about the process of making a claim: how long it will take, whether you will have to go to court and so on. We are here to give you clear and honest guidance to help you make your decisions with confidence. And if you do decide to claim, we will guide you through every step of the process, keeping you up to speed as your case develops. We’ll be there for you.
When is the best time to claim?
It can be tempting to put your motorbike accident claim off – especially if you are recovering from serious injuries. But our advice would be to try and get started as soon as you feel well enough. That way you will still be able to recall the details of your accident and it will be easier to gather any evidence we need to build a strong case for your compensation. There are also certain legal timeframes within which you need to begin your claim. Our experienced team can give you fast guidance on whether you are likely to be entitled to compensation.
Call us now on freephone 0800 0511 511 to speak to our friendly advisors.
What should you expect when you call us?
Customer service is really important to us. And that’s not just lip service. When you call us, you can expect to be treated with warmth, compassion and respect. The first step is for our advice team to take a few details and talk through the available options with you. If we think you have a case and you want to proceed, we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of experts who are experienced with claims like yours.
Your solicitor will then complete a detailed assessment of your case and let you know how they can help you. If you want to go ahead – and you always have the final say – your solicitor will begin legal proceedings, keeping you informed as the case develops. Oh and remember: our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. You won’t have to pay a penny to anyone if your claim is unsuccessful. Your solicitor will only make money from your case if its successful, at which point they will take their fee from the compensation that you are awarded. This is typically around 25% of the total sum.
Why choose Accident Compensation Helpline?
There’s a reason that Accident Compensation Helpline has become one of the UK’s leading accident compensation experts: we treat customers with integrity. By providing clear insight we make it easy for our customers to make their decisions with confidence. Over the years we have helped thousands of people win compensation for a huge range of accident and injury claims. If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, we have the expertise to help you too.
Clear advice that won’t cost you a penny
If you would like to know more about your available options, our friendly support team can help. It’s free to talk to us – and there’s no pressure. It’s simply about finding out where you stand. That’s the least you deserve.
With free access to legal experts, finding out whether you might have a claim is quick, easy and hassle free.
Get started with a quick call to our trusted UK advice team. Or complete the form below and let us call you back.