Motorbike Accident Claims FAQs
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.
That’s why we’ve endeavoured to provide as much information about the process as possible, so you can start your motorcycle injury claim with complete confidence.
Below, we’ve answered the questions we’re commonly asked about how to claim motorcycle accident compensation, so you can feel assured about the next steps. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for below, don’t forget that our expert legal team is on hand to answer your queries on a free, no obligation basis.
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 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.
Step 1: Assessing your claim and gathering information
We’ll begin your claim by assessing your injuries, and the circumstances of the accident. To do this, you’ll 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.
We’ll then work closely with you to discuss the circumstances of the accident, with an aim to place full liability on the party responsible. Our Incident and Advice Specialist, Tony Carter, is integral to this process, providing expert insight into the safety procedures and dynamics of riding a motorcycle.
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. After assessing your medical records, we’ll endeavour to set an appropriate settlement sum that reflects the impact the accident has had on your life, taking into account the cost of any treatment and care you may require in the future, as well as any loss of earnings you may incur as result of being out of work.
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’ll calculate a compensation 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 dispute it in court. While the majority of cases we deal with are settled out of court, our team will be there for you 100% should your case go to trial.
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.
Can I make a claim if a poorly maintained road caused my motorcycle accident?
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 while it’s possible to make a claim against local councils in the event of one causing a crash, there is a chance your appeal may be rejected. That’s where we step in. If you’ve evidence to show that a poorly maintained road was responsible for your bike accident, we may be able to help you claim compensation.
How do I make a claim after a fatal motorbike accident?
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.
What will my claim cost?
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.
Why should I trust Hudgell Solicitors with my motorcycle accident compensation claim?
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. Our Incident and Advice Investigation Specialist, Tony Carter, is our go-to expert for all motorbike-related claims, with his experience as a DSA qualified motorcycle instructor and an examiner for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) making him perfectly suited to establishing liability in the event of a motorcycle 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.
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