MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Motorcyclists continue to be among the most vulnerable road users in the UK, despite making up just 1 per cent of Britain’s road traffic.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorbike accident, our friendly and professional lawyers can help you make a motorcycle accident claim.
HOW THOMPSONS SOLICITORS CAN HELP YOU MAKE A CLAIM
Thompsons Solicitors’ motorcycle accident lawyers help motorcyclists who have been injured in road traffic accidents to secure hundreds of thousands of pounds in personal injury compensation.
Unlike other UK law firms, Thompsons Solicitors’ motorcycle injury lawyers only act for one side in all claims – we only ever represent the injured people. We never have, and never will act on behalf of insurance companies.
Thompsons Solicitors is committed to making sure bikers get a fair deal if they’re hurt on the roads. We’ll help you to access financial support that gets you back on your feet and back on the bike after a spill, or secure high levels of compensation to support you and your family if your injuries are more severe and you need extra help.
If you or a family member have been injured in a crash or accident, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers for information on how you can make a motorcycle accident claim.
You can call 0800 0 224 224 or fill in our quick online claim form, and our legal experts will get back in touch with you within 24 hours.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
1. Can I make a motorcycle accident claim?
If you or a relative have been injured in a motorbike accident within the last three years, and the accident was caused by another road user, then you should consider making a motorcycle accident claim for compensation.
2. Which injuries do I have to sustain to make a motorcycle accident claim?
Motorbike injuries can vary considerably depending on the scale of the accident.
There is no set list of injuries covered by motorcycle compensation claims but these can be both physical and psychological.
From a firefighter who lost his leg after being knocked off his bike by another road user to a young motorcyclist who suffered a major head injury after being hit by an uninsured driver, Thompsons Solicitors’ motorcycle accident lawyers have helped thousands of bikers across the UK to secure compensation for their injuries.
We have also supported the family members of riders killed by the irresponsible actions of other road users.
If you are unsure as to whether you can make a motorbike crash accident claim, speak to our friendly team for free advice on 0800 0 224 224.
3. How much will it cost me to make a motorcycle accident claim?
We do not believe your financial circumstances should dictate whether you can make a motorbike accident claim for an injury suffered.
If you are a trade union member, or if you have a trade union member in your family, Thompsons Solicitors’ legal advice and representation is free.
If you’re not a trade union member, we have different funding choices available, which we can talk you through. They include what is often referred to as a ‘no win, no fee’ option. More details of this can be found on our fees and payments page.
We believe in being completely transparent about our fees and charges, and will be honest about the likelihood of your case succeeding and how much motorbike injury compensation you are likely to receive.
4. How do you calculate how much a motorbike accident compensation claim will be worth?
The amount of personal injury compensation you could be entitled to depends on the extent of your injuries and the financial, physical and emotional impact it has had on you and your family.
Thompsons Solicitors’ motorcycle injury lawyers can give you an idea of what you could be entitled to after reviewing details of your case.
We use our decades of experience as well as industry best practice guidelines to calculate how much your motorcycle accident claim is worth.
Thompsons Solicitors will make sure you are given a realistic estimate of how much compensation you are likely to receive, and will fight hard to make sure you are not short-changed.
5. If I make a motorcycle accident claim, how long will it take to get my compensation?
Every motorbike accident claim is different and some take longer than others.
Where the claim is likely to be contested or involves serious injuries, your motorcycle injury lawyer will often make applications for an interim payment to make sure your financial needs are covered in the meantime.
You can be assured that we will always aim to settle your motorcycle accident claim as quickly as possible.
6. As a motorcyclist, what can I do to try to avoid an accident?
Many motorcycle accidents can take place on T-junctions, in bad weather, or when overtaking. We’ve listed below what motorcyclists can do to try to avoid an accident and injury in these circumstances:
- Be alert and anticipate other road users’ moves;
- Wear bright clothing, or use dipped headlights, to help ensure you’re seen;
- Make sure you know what’s coming up ahead and overtaking near bends or junctions;
- Take extra care in the rain, ice and fog, and stick to sensible and legal speeds;
- Reduce the extent of your injuries by wearing good quality motorbike clothes.