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Pillion Passenger Accident Claims Solicitors
If you’ve sustained an injury as the passenger of a motorcycle accident, you may well be entitled to make a pillion passenger accident claim.
These claims are brought when a passenger riding on the back of a motorcycle sustains an injury caused by another party. The claim is usually pursued against another road user who caused or was partially responsible for the accident, or potentially, the insurance company of the motorcycle rider.
When you choose to work with us at Bikelawyer, you’ll receive the support of a firm that really care about our clients. We will build a detailed understanding of your claim and deal with any questions or concerns you may have. We always provide a service that’s both sensitive and tailor-made.
Our expert solicitors have significant experience in guiding clients through these types of claims, and in ensuring that they receive personalised support. We can offer full assistance at every stage, including:
- Pillion passenger accident liability – The claims process is dependent on whether or not the defendant admits liability
- Quantum- Referring to the process of valuing the claim, our pillion passenger accident claims solicitors will determine how much you will receive in damages
- Medical evidence-Determining the injuries sustained, in order to build the claim
- Settling the claim-Presenting the claim and negotiating settlement
To discuss your pillion passenger accident claim today, please get in touch with expert solicitors at Bikelawyer. You can call us on 01446 794199.
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 unfortunate incident would later lead to the founding of our niche solicitors firm, Bikelawyer. Our dedication to the motorcycle accident claims industry stems from a desire to help others and securing the compensation that our clients deserve.
We are proud to be one of the leading specialist motorcycle accident solicitor firms. All our solicitors are expert lawyers, able to provide specialist guidance in this often-complex legal area.
We regularly secure higher levels of motorcycle accident compensation compared to our competitors. To discuss your pillion passenger accident claim today, please get in touch with our specialist team at Bikelawyer.
Our pillion passenger accident claims expertise
Motorbike passenger claim liability
In the first stage of the claims process, your solicitor will draft a letter of claim, setting out the injuries sustained, and the basis of the claim. The defendant will need to either accept liability for causing the accident, contest liability, or partly admit blame.
Where responsibility is disputed, your solicitor will proceed to investigate the circumstances of the accident, so that they can build the best possible case. Rest assured, we have worked on many passenger injury cases, including those where liability is disputed.
Most of the time, these claims are brought against another road user who caused the accident. However, we can also support those who, unfortunately, need to claim against the motorcycle rider who was carrying them as a passenger. In this situation, you would usually bring a claim against both parties simultaneously.
Our pillion passenger accident solicitors can explain the processes to you carefully, and proceed to build a robust claim.
Pillion rider damages
When working on your case, your pillion passenger accident claim solicitor is tasked with determining how much you will receive in damages.
In motorbike pillion accidents, as with other road accident cases, generally the more serious your injuries are, the higher the damages you will receive. In typical motorcycle passenger accident cases, damages might include pain, suffering and loss of amenity. You may also receive compensation to cover incurred financial losses, such as lost earnings, as a result of your accident.
As part of your passenger injury claim, it’s necessary to gather medical evidence, to prove your injuries. You will be required to see an independent medical expert who will create a report that details your injuries.
By having a full medical assessment, it is easier for your solicitor to build a stronger pillion passenger accident claim. At this stage, they will liaise with medical experts, to ensure that the medical report of your injuries is as detailed and accurate as possible.
Settling your claim
Bikelawyer will present your full claim to the defendant, and begin the process of settlement negotiations.
Usually, we are able to settle claims out of Court, however, in cases where that isn’t possible, we support can clients through the necessary Court processes.
We have an excellent reputation of achieving high compensation settlements for our clients. For more information about the claims process, please contact us, please contact our pillion passenger accident claim solicitors.
No win no fee
At Bikelawyer, we firmly believe that outstanding legal support should be available to everyone who needs it, despite their financial circumstances. Where our solicitors consider you to have good prospects of making a successful claim, we can act on a ‘no win no fee basis’. This means that you will only be liable to pay your legal fees if your claim is a success.
When you contact our pillion passenger accident solicitors, 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.
Frequently asked questions about pillion passenger accident claims
What is a pillion passenger?
In the UK, a pillion passenger means a person who is riding on the back seat of a motorcycle, or moped, sitting behind the rider, as opposed to driving the vehicle. The seat behind the rider is called the pillion seat, hence the name pillion passenger.
At Bikelawyer, we are highly experienced in passenger injury claims and can ensure that you receive the right support, if you’ve been involved in an accident.
How old does a pillion passenger have to be?
In the UK, there is no minimum legal age to ride as a pillion passenger. Children are able to ride as pillion passengers so long as they are able to sit safely, with their feet resting on the footrests, and are holding on.
Are you entitled to compensation as the passenger in an accident?
If you are a passenger in a road accident, including a motorcycle accident, you have just as much right to raise a compensation claim as the person who was driving the motorcycle or vehicle.
Our expert team at Bike Lawyer have much experience supporting pillion passengers to secure compensation. If you have any questions about the claims process, our expert solicitors are more than happy to answer these.
Can I claim whiplash as a passenger?
Yes, if you have experienced whiplash as a passenger, you will have the opportunity to raise a compensation claim for your injuries.
When making a personal injury claim, the following criteria applies:
- Another party owed you a duty of care
- That duty of care was breached
- The accident occurred as a result, and you sustained an injury
Our pillion passenger accident solicitors can assist you to pursue a claim against the road user(s) responsible for your crash, explaining the processes carefully, so that you are well aware of what to expect at each stage.
How much compensation can I claim for a pillion passenger accident?
It is difficult to determine how much you can claim for a pillion passenger accident claim, generally, the more serious the injuries sustained, the higher the amount of compensation that you will be entitled to.
Once we have an understanding of your injuries, and how they have impacted your life, we will proceed to value your claim, and provide an estimation of what you could stand to receive, at the earliest opportunity.
Contact our Pillion Passenger Accident Claims Solicitors
To discuss your pillion passenger accident claim today, please get in touch with our specialist solicitors at Bikelawyer. You can call us on 01446 794199.