Why are motorcyclists more prone to being involved in an accident than car users?

Motorcyclists across the UK are 62 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than car drivers. This means that motorcyclists across the UK are more likely to need to claim accident compensation.

There is a range of factors that make motorcyclists more vulnerable on the road:

  • The vehicles are smaller and harder to see by other drivers when emerging or overtaking other vehicles.
  • They are more prone to wind impact.
  • Motorcycles usually fit into a car’s blind spot, making them harder to be seen.

Other popular causes of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Distracted driving; using the phone
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Overconfident driving eg: impatience

Being on the road can be stressful, but Solicitors On Your Side will provide the compensation you deserve, so if you have been recently involved in an accident, get in contact with us by filling out a form, emailing us or giving us a call!

How to stay safe on the road?

As a motorcyclist, by law, you must wear a helmet, they are more effective at preventing fatalities on the road. Safety gear can have a big influence on your safety. Wearing correct footwear (boots), gloves and more durable clothing can reduce the risk of road burns or hits during an accident.

Wearing a Hi-Vis jacket at all times makes the rider more visible on the road to other vehicles.

What should I do if I have been involved in a motorcyclist accident?

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, the first thing you should do is contact any emergency services such as ambulances and the police. Make sure you get the insurance details and the licence plate of anyone involved in the accident too.

It is also very important that you look for some evidence so that you can prove that you were the victim of the accident so that solicitors on your side can help you as much as they can.

Evidence to include:

  • Photographs of your injuries, your vehicle and the scene of the accident
  • Video footage, dash-cam or CCTV footage
  • Witnesses – keep their details
  • Police reports
  • Medical reports
  • Diary Events – Keep a log
  • Receipts for any expenditure afterwards

How can I make a claim?

We understand that being in an accident can be very stressful, that’s why Solicitors On Your Side try and make the accident compensation claim as smooth as possible for you, all you have to do is prove that the incident wasn’t your fault. Visiting the doctors isn’t only a good way to make sure you are fine, but is also useful to gather any medical records. The amount of compensation you will get depends on the seriousness of the accident and injuries, but Solicitors On Your Side will try to get the highest compensation possible.

How long does compensation take?

Depending on the severity of the injuries, 95% of claims with Solicitors On Your Side are dealt with in 9 months.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now, Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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