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Motorcycle Accident Claims Solicitors
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be extremely traumatic, particularly where your injuries are more serious. If you are unfortunate enough to have been in an accident, it’s recommended that you seek specialist legal support from motorcycle accident claims solicitors as soon as possible.
Having worked on motorcycle accident claims for decades between us , our extensive experience puts us in the perfect position to offer excellent legal assistance and support. Our committed team can build the best possible case, despite the complexity of the accident.
We genuinely care about all of our clients. When you work with us you will receive a supportive and holistic service, as our firm have great links with rehabilitation services and support groups in the community.
Our expert solicitors can provide support at each stage of the claims process, covering key areas such as:
- Motorcycle accident liability - Cases depend on whether or not the defendant admits fault, and how much responsibility they take
- Quantum - Referring to how much you will receive in damages
- Rehabilitation - Whether or not these costs will be covered as part of the claim
- Medical evidence - Assessing the injuries to build the claim
- Offers - Valuing the claim and negotiating an offer with the defendant
Why choose Bikelawyer?
Sixteen years ago, legal partner Andrew Campbell was able to successfully secure compensation for his biker friend who tragically sustained a life changing head injury as a result of a diesel spill accident. The incident would eventually lead to the founding of Bikelawyer. Our dedication to the motorcycle accident claims field is not just professional, but personal, and based on a desire to truly help people.
We are one of the leading specialist motorcycle accident solicitor firms. Every member of our team is an expert lawyer, able to provide expert guidance within this often-complicated legal area.
With a fantastic reputation in the legal industry, Bikelawyer is Motorcycle News (MCN) legal expert and columnist.
At Bikelawyer, we are often able to secure higher levels of compensation for motorcycle injuries in comparison to other firms. Many clients approach us who’ve started their claim elsewhere but are unsatisfied with the service or their prospects.
To discuss your motorcycle accident claim today, please get in touch. Our friendly team will be happy to talk you through the bike accident claim procedure, and answer your questions.
Motorcycle accident liability
Once they receive our letter of claim, the other side have to set out their position on liability. They will either concede liability in full, contest it, or admit they were partly at fault but attempt to allege that you contributed to the accident too.
It’s a sad fact that insurers often assume bikers are usually at fault and so when presented with motorcycle accident claims they generally dispute them.
If liability is disputed, or partly disputed, then we’ll need to investigate exactly how the accident happened. We’ll need to get hold of any police report, speak to witnesses and carry out any other investigations required to present your claim in the best possible light.
Rest assured, we have much experience working on accident dispute cases, and will build a robust case, helping you to achieve the best possible outcome in the circumstances.
Quantum – or “how much”
The more seriously you’re injured, the more you will receive in damages. You will get compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (not being able to do things that you could before). You may also receive compensation for any financial losses which can reasonably be shown to have been caused by the accident.
Damages that might be covered include bike repairs, damaged kit, loss of earnings, care provided by family and friends etc. There are lots of things you can claim for depending on your accident and our solicitors will ensure to pursue compensation for any damages that are unique to your circumstances.
If liability is disputed, our solicitors can usually get the defendant’s insurer to pay for private rehabilitation.
However, the insurer usually only agrees to this because paying for rehabilitation from the outset, as opposed to later in the claim, is cheaper. Private rehabilitation at the outset helps prevent an injured biker’s injury turning into a permanent injury which in turn results in a larger settlement.
Regardless of the circumstances, we will support all clients to access any rehabilitation support that they require during this difficult time.
In order to prove how badly you’ve been injured, we’ll have to get medical evidence. This will involve you going to see an independent medical expert who will write a report setting out your injuries.
We will usually start with an orthopaedic surgeon, but they may ask us to send you to an expert in another discipline depending on your injuries. Because of the nature of their accidents, bikers often experience nerve injuries so a neurology expert is common.
The experts might ask for scans like MRIs or X-rays before they can give a definitive prognosis, and where they do, we recommend you follow their medical advice.
Undergoing a full medical assessment is important, as where a person’s injuries are properly documented, it is far easier to build a successful claim.
At this stage, Bikelawyer will present your claim in full to the other side, inviting settlement negotiations. This will usually involve a few rounds of offer and counter offer and can occasionally take some time. Once all of the evidence is complete we can usually settle your case pretty quickly.
Each case is different, but we’ll advise you how to achieve the maximum possible compensation, and work towards this goal together.
Will I have to go to trial?
Probably not, although we can’t rule it out. You have to be willing to go to trial, but the reality is that the vast majority of cases settle without the need to go to court.
When presented with a well prepared, well-argued case it’s just not in the defendant insurer’s interest to incur the cost of taking a claim to trial when it would be simpler and easier to settle it.
No win no fee
At Bikelawyer, we believe that outstanding legal support should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances. If we consider you to have good prospects of making a successful claim, we are able to act on a ‘no win no fee basis meaning that you will only be required to pay anything if your claim is successful.
When you contact us, we provide a free claims evaluation to assess whether your case is suitable for ‘no win no fee funding’ and explain your options to you. To find out more information, visit our no win no fee accident claims page here.
Frequently asked questions about motorcycle accident claims
What not to do after a motorcycle accident?
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you are advised not to admit any fault at the scene. If you admit fault, this could affect your chances of being able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If the other party’s insurance company offers to pay for any damages to your motorcycle, you are advised not to accept an offer without first talking to a specialist motorcycle accident claims solicitor.
For advice on motorcycle accident personal injury claims, and guidance on what to do after a motorcycle accident, please get in touch with our solicitors at Bikelawyer.
Can I claim compensation for a motorcycle accident?
Yes, if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you will be eligible to pursue a motorcycle accident claim.
The first step is to get in touch with a specialist motorcycle accident lawyer, who will be able to review the case circumstances, start to build your claim, and discuss your funding options.
To learn more about motorcycle accident compensation claims, please contact our expert motorbike accident lawyers today.
How long can you claim compensation after a motorcycle accident?
In the majority of motorcycle accident injury claims, you will have three years from the date that the accident occurred and failure to bring a claim within this period will result in you losing your right to compensation.
There are exceptions to this rule, such as claims brought on behalf of children in which limitation does not begin to run until their 18th birthday, meaning that they may bring their own claim up until the point that they turn 21.
Regardless, it is recommended to start the claims process as soon as possible after the accident, as doing so may improve the strength of the claim.
How much compensation will I get for a motorcycle accident in the UK?
The amount of compensation that you can receive will depend on the case, for instance, how severely you have been injured, and how far the injuries have affected your physical health, mental health, your career, and life.
At Bikelawyer, we are often able to secure higher levels of compensation in comparison to other firms. To discuss the potential value of your claim today, please contact us using the details below.
Contact our Motorcycle Accident Claims Solicitors
To discuss your motorcycle accident claim today, please get in touch with our motorcycle accident lawyers at Bikelawyer. You can call us on 01446 794199.