Motorcycle Accident Compensation Claims
A motorcycle accident can result in injuries that have a lasting impact on your life, and the lives of your loved ones. Our motorcycle accident claims team is experienced in helping bikers get the compensation they need to overcome the pain and trauma of a crash, guiding victims through the complex claims process whilst offering immediate and ongoing support.
As well as having a highly experienced team, we work with the UK’s leading motorcycle accident specialists to provide access to the very best rehabilitation support and advice, so you can get your life back on track after an accident.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, our expert solicitors can help you claim motorbike accident compensation to cover the cost of medical treatment and repairs.
What happens when I make a motorcycle accident claim?
Claiming compensation for a motorbike accident is a four step process, and we’ll keep you updated as to how your claim is progressing at regular intervals. Your claim will be handled by our personal injury specialists, who will be able to assist with any queries or concerns you may have.
Step 1: Assessing your claim and gathering information
We’ll begin your claim by assessing the circumstances of the accident and work closely with you in this regard with an aim to place full liability on the party responsible. In the event of a liability dispute we will look to contact any witnesses there may be with a view to obtaining detailed statements to support your claim, and if the Police were involved, we may also look to obtain a copy of the Police Report and consider whether any criminal proceedings were brought against the driver.
Step 2: Assessing your rehabilitation and ongoing support needs
Depending on the severity of your motorbike accident, you may require ongoing treatment and care to get your life back on track following a serious incident. We will liaise with the responsible party’s insurers with a view to ensuring that appropriate rehabilitation is put in place at an early stage. You’ll also undergo a medical assessment with an independent expert, who will determine the severity of your injuries and outline the ongoing treatment and rehabilitation you require moving forwards.
Our rehabilitative care doesn’t just take the form of monetary compensation, either. Working with Tony Carter, we’ve established relationships with many bike accident charities that specialise in offering help and support to those recovering from a serious motorbike accident, so you’ve somewhere to turn for support and guidance even after your claim has concluded.
Step 3: Deciding on a Compensation Sum
Once we’ve established the extent of your injuries and ongoing care requirements, we can then consider what level of compensation is appropriate to compensate you for your injuries. We will also look to calculate a sum that is appropriate for your medical needs, rehabilitation and loss of earnings, so you and your family can enjoy financial security now and in the future. This will then be put to the opposing party, who can either agree to the settlement or put forward a counter offer of their own. In the event that it is not possible to negotiate a fair settlement the case may need to go to Court where a Judge will decide on the level of compensation which should be awarded. Our team will of course be with you every step of the way.
Step 4: Concluding the Case
The final step in the process is concluding your claim, at which time you’ll be awarded compensation if your case has been successful. Remember, all our motorbike accident claims are handled on a no win no fee basis, so if you don’t win you won’t be expected to pay a penny.
Specialists in Motorbike Accident Claims
We understand that claiming compensation following a serious motorcycle accident can be a stressful and emotional process, particularly if you or a loved one has suffered significant physical or psychological injury. By choosing Hudgell Solicitors, you’ll receive expert legal advice and support throughout the process.
- Working with you to establish the circumstances of your motorbike accident claim, our specialist team of personal injury lawyers will focus on securing a settlement which reflects the impact the injury has had on your life.
- Claiming compensation for a motorbike accident is a four step process, and we’ll keep you updated of how your claim is progressing at regular intervals.
- Your claim will be handled by our personal injury specialists, who will be able to assist with any queries or concerns you may have.
- After assessing your medical records, we'll instruct an appropriate independent doctor who will examine you and prepare a report detailing your injuries and the impact the accident has had on your life. This report will be used to assess the potential value of your claim.
Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.
Making a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Everyone will have an opinion as to why motorcyclists crash. Many will say that the majority of crashes are self inflicted because of the way they are ridden, whether it be because they are ridden too fast for the conditions, or because riders are over aggressive and ride in a reckless or dangerous manner, and whilst in some cases this is true, the reality is that in the majority of incidents bike crashes are often as a result of the behaviour or other road users.
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How much will my claim cost?
All motorbike accident claims taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.
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There can be many causes of road traffic accidents involving motorbikes, the majority of which stem from negligence on behalf of other road users. But if your bike accident was caused by a pot hole on a poorly maintained road, you may be able to claim compensation — even if there was no other motorist involved.
The UK road network is riddled with potholes, and it’s possible to make a claim against local councils in the event of one causing a crash. If you have evidence to show that a poorly maintained road was responsible for your bike accident, we may be able tohelp you claim compensation.
While the number of motorbike-related deaths is decreasing, the sad fact is that the vulnerability of bikers means that they’re much more likely to suffer fatal injuries during an accident than other road users.
At Hudgell Solicitors, we understand the pain and suffering of losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident, and recognise that coming forward to make a claim can be an incredibly difficult process. Our team will do all they can to secure the compensation you and your family need to begin to move on following such a tragedy, treating your case with the utmost empathy and respect throughout the claims process.
Whenever you’re ready to make a claim on behalf of your loved one, we’ll be here for you.
As we handle all cases on a no win no fee basis, making a claim for compensation will not cost you a penny up front, and if successful, you will only be expected to pay an agreed percentage of the compensation you are awarded.
Your claim will seek to cover your injury, any repairs needed to your motorcycle and attire, the cost of alternative transport needed after your accident, any loss of earnings, and the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Choose to make a claim for motorcycle accident compensation with us, and you’ll benefit from expert legal representation and a comprehensive rehabilitation and support offering. Our specialist team will assess your claim and offer a free, no obligation consultation, so you can start the process with complete confidence and peace of mind.
We understand the dangers involved in riding a motorbike on the road, and employ special accident investigation specialists to corroborate the circumstances of your accident.
For more information about how we can help you with a motorcycle accident claim, get in touch today or visit our claim online page.