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No Win No Fee Motorcycle Accident Claims

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If someone acts in a way that goes against the Highway Code, they could be considered negligent. As a result, if you’re injured, you may be able to claim.

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If you've been involved in a motorbike accident that wasn't your fault - either as the rider, a passenger, or a pedestrian - then you could be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained. If someone else's negligence caused your injury and any financial losses, then consider making a motorcycle accident claim with us today.

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Motorcycle accident compensation is designed to support you following a successful motorbike accident claim. It is supposed to restore you to the position you were in prior to the accident, meaning you should receive compensation for your injuries sustained and any financial losses you’ve faced as a result.

Motorbike accidents are likely to leave your bike damaged if you’re the rider and you can receive compensation for this too, allowing the bike to be properly repaired or replaced as necessary.

At No Win No Fee Solicitors Co we offer support with motorcycle accident claims on a no win no fee basis. That means you don’t pay any legal fees upfront and only pay for our services if your claim is successful and you get compensation. The fee you’ll pay will be a pre-agreed percentage of your total compensation. The rest will then come to you. This means more people can access legal help with no financial risk to themselves.

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What Is A Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Motorcycle accident claims fall under personal injury law. Under personal injury law, you can make a personal injury claim when you’ve suffered injuries as a result of somebody else’s negligence. Whether you’ve suffered a serious injury or less severe injuries, you could be entitled to compensation for your suffering and any financial losses you’ve incurred as a result of another road user’s negligence.

Making personal injury claims of this nature means you’re taking legal action against the party or parties responsible for your injuries. Generally speaking, any compensation awarded to you will be paid by the other party’s insurance company. In our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ below, we cover what happens in the event of your injuries being caused by an uninsured driver.

Are Road Traffic Accidents Common?

According to the UK government’s latest figures on road traffic accidents in the UK, in the year ending June 2023, there were 133,433 total road traffic accidents. Of these, 13% (16,867) were motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, there were also 1,633 total fatalities on the road in the UK during the same period, and of these 20% (319) were motorcycle accident fatalities.

In terms of just how common road traffic accidents involving motorcycles are; with 16,867 total motorcycle accidents and 319 total motorcycle deaths over 365 days, that works out as approximately –

  • 1,405 accidents and 26 deaths per month
  • 324 accidents and 6 deaths per week
  • 46 accidents and less than 1 death per day

 

A road traffic accident involving a motorcycle is quite common on UK roads, so if you’ve suffered injuries as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could make a claim with us today.

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What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

There are four main road user groups in the UK who can all be responsible for an accident: vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and, of course, motorcycles.

Accidents Caused By Vehicles

Motorbike accident claims will, more often than not, be caused by vehicles on the road – cars, buses, lorries, etc. Plenty of road users fail to think about motorbikes and as motorcycle users are generally more difficult to spot, they can often be injured as a result of other road users and their negligence.

Often accidents of this nature are just caused by drivers failing to properly spot a motorcyclist or else failing to judge their speed correctly. Drivers turning into the path of a motorcycle, drivers not providing motorcyclists with enough room, and drivers failing to judge when a motorcycle is slowing down or speeding up are all common causes of accident claims of this nature.

In these cases the motorcyclist is clearly not to blame, so could be eligible to make a motorbike accident compensation claim.

Accidents Caused By Pedestrians

Another common cause of motorbike accident claims is, perhaps surprisingly, pedestrians. Our motorcycle accident lawyers all too often see accidents caused by pedestrians stepping out onto the road without noticing a motorcycle, causing the rider to swerve out of the way to avoid a collision which can often lead to serious injury and motorcycle damages.

Pedestrians might not have insurance, but they are bound by The Highway Code and Road Traffic Act 1988 just like any other road user. That means they must use the road in a safe and responsible manner and if they fail to do so, you could hold them accountable for your accident and injuries and you could seek compensation as a result.

Accidents Caused By Cyclists

Easily the two most vulnerable road users are motorcyclists and cyclists. Whilst it’s rare for our motorbike accident solicitors to see an accident just involving these two road groups, it’s not unheard of.

Often the cause of these sorts of accidents is simply the cyclist not spotting the motorcyclist on the road and ending up in their path.

Again, if an accident of this nature is caused by the cyclist, then you could make a compensation claim for the injuries you have suffered as a result.

Accidents Caused By Motorcycles

Perhaps you have found yourself on this page today as another road user who has suffered minor to serious injuries as a result of a motorcyclist’s negligence. If that’s the case, you can still make a claim.

Not all motorcycle accident claims that come to us are because the motorcyclist is the claimant, some are from those injured by motorcyclists and their negligence on the road.

This could be due to a variety of factors including:

  • motorcyclists speeding
  • the motorcyclist squeezing between two lanes of traffic and hitting a pedestrian
  • motorcyclists failing to judge space and speed appropriately leading to injuries

 

If you’ve been injured by a motorcyclist on the road then we could support you with your claim today.

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Am I Eligible To Make A Motorcycle Accident Claim?

There are three main pieces of eligibility criteria that you’ll need to satisfy in order to be eligible for compensation and to have a successful claim:

  1. You were owed a duty of care by the party responsible for your injuries – generally, every road user owes all other road users a duty of care
  2. That the party responsible breached that duty of care – usually evidenced through CCTV, photographs or witness testimonies showing that the other road user acted irresponsibly, causing an accident
  3. You suffered injuries as a result of this breach – you can usually prove this with your medical reports, as the medical treatment you’ve received will likely reflect how those injuries may have occurred

 

Satisfying all of these criteria is key if you’re planning on making a compensation claim for your injuries.

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How Do I Prove The Motorbike Accident Was Someone Else's Fault?

One of your key tasks in cases such as these is proving that the accident that caused your injuries was the fault of someone else. This is made much easier if you can gather evidence that proves who was at fault for the accident.

Most often this comes in the form of:

  • CCTV or dashcam footage – this can often prove who was at fault in cases where the road user responsible for the accident caused it by not following the rules of the road e.g. speeding, ignoring traffic lights, or completing a dangerous manoeuvre.
  • Photographs – photos taken following the accident can help tell a story of how that accident happened. You should prioritise medical treatment first, of course, but if you or someone you trust can take pictures of the scene soon after the accident, this could prove invaluable later on when making your claim.
  • Witness statements – if you can get the contact details of anybody who witnessed the accident at the time, then you could use them down the line to help support your version of events and apportion blame appropriately.
  • Police reports – these are invaluable pieces of information that are recorded very soon after the accident took place. It essentially records the opinion of the officers and the relevant information at the time, so if the claim isn’t made until several months/years later, this can be the most important piece of information as it will be recorded by an independent party whilst the scene was at its freshest.

 

The more evidence you can collect supporting your claim the smoother the claims process can be. Our team of expert no win no fee solicitors will hopefully be able to use your evidence to convince the party responsible for your injuries to settle without the need for court, meaning you get your compensation quicker.

How Much Compensation Could I Receive?

In personal injury claims, compensation varies based on the exact nature and severity of the injuries sustained. That means each case is unique and so the compensation received is unique, too.

There’s not really average compensation claim amounts, rather general guides for the different damages you may have faced.

How Is Compensation Calculated In Motorcycle Accident Claims?

There are two types of damages which you can be compensated for when you apply for a motorcycle accident claim:

  • general damages
  • special damages

 

We’ll cover both in detail below.

General Damages

General damages refer to the compensation you can receive for the injuries suffered as a result of the accident. You can claim compensation here based on the severity of your injuries – which could vary between minor cuts to more serious injuries.

Generally, the more severe the initial injury and the longer the expected period of recovery, the more compensation you’ll receive. If your injury will never be recovered from – e.g. permanent brain injuries caused by the accident – then you will receive more still.

The Judicial College Guidelines (17th edition) serve as guidance for solicitors to help them determine an appropriate level of compensation for the injury and severity.

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Some example amounts for different injuries and severities from the Judicial College Guidelines are covered below:

  • For leg fractures that are less severe (such as a simple fracture of the femur), you could receive between £11,120 and £17,180
  • Injuries to wrists causing permanent pain or stiffness following a less severe injury could receive £15,370 to £29,900 in compensation
  • Severe back injuries with damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots can be compensated around £111,150 to £196,450
  • Neck injuries ranging from mild and quick to recover to serious permanent damage could be awarded between £2,990 and £181,020

 

All injuries listed above are examples from the Judicial College only. The exact nature of your injuries will be considered when awarding compensation, so contact our team today if you think you might have a claim for the motorbike accident you were involved in.

Special Damages

Special damages are different. Here, your injury isn’t considered. Instead, the aim of the special damage compensation is to restore you to the financial position you were in (or would have been in) prior to the accident.

It covers your financial losses, so let’s explore that below.

Can I Claim Back Repair Costs?

If your motorcycle is damaged in the accident, then yes, you can claim back the costs incurred to repair the bike.

So long as you have; relevant pictures of the damage, proof the accident caused the damages, and receipts for the repair work carried out, you can receive compensation for this.

It’s the perfect example of special damages in personal injury law.

Can I Claim Back Other Financial Losses?

When you make a motorcycle accident compensation claim you can also apply for a range of financial losses. Essentially, if you’ve incurred costs or losses as a result of the accident, you can try to recoup these as part of your claim.

Some examples include:

  • unpaid time off work
  • travel costs to doctor’s/hospital appointments
  • a portion of your lifetime salary if you’re unable to return to work again

 

That last point may surprise you, but since special damage compensation aims to return you to the position you were in – or would be in – but for the accident, then you could receive significant compensation for being injured and unable to return to work.

How No Win No Fee Solicitors Co Can Help You

We can help by first checking that you’re eligible to make a claim – completely free of charge. One of our experts will review the details of your case to see if you might have a claim.

After that, if we think you have a claim, we’ll take on your case on a no win no fee basis. We’ll make it clear before you start a claim with us exactly what our % fee will be, so you can decide what’s best for you.

If you agree to work with us, we’ll then build a case for you and take care of the full legal process, updating you each step of the way.

If the claim is successful, the agreed percentage will be taken from the compensation amount and then the rest will come to you.

Contact us today to see if you’ve got a claim, and if you have, we’ll get started right away.

Frequently asked questions

Below we’ll answer common questions regarding motorcycle accident claims.

The length of time your claim may take depends largely on how willing the responsible party is to admit fault. We always present the case to them first, showing the evidence you have to prove their negligence, and we give them the opportunity to settle out of court.

Where this happens, the claim could be completed in a few weeks/months. Where the responsible party challenges this, the case may go to court to be decided, which could take several months to a few years.

How long your case takes will depend, but we’ll keep you informed at every step of the way so you’re never in the dark.

Yes. Although compensation is usually paid out in motorcycle accident claims by the insurance company of the person responsible, where that person is uninsured you don’t have to miss out as the innocent party.

In situations such as these it will usually be the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) that pays out your compensation. The MIB is funded using a percent of insurance premiums to support those who have suffered at the hands of uninsured drivers or where the party responsible has fled and has been unable to be traced.

Here you would make a claim with us in the usual way, but we’d just seek compensation from the MIB.

From the date you suffer your injuries, you have exactly 3 years to start a claim. If you fail to do so in this timeframe, then you could lose your right to seek compensation for your injury.

If you’re under 18 at the time of your injury, then there is an exception to this rule. You can’t actually make a claim before your 18th birthday, from which point you will have the usual 3 years to make a claim. That means your new deadline will be your 21st birthday to put in a claim.

Should you wish to make a claim before this time, you can do so with the support of a family member, parent, or guardian. Here they would act as your ‘litigation friend’ – an individual who legally acts in your best interests and will make decisions on your behalf.