Motorcycle Accident Claims
Motor bike riders and the passengers travel without the protection of a metal case, airbags, seat belts and the other safety equipment that keep other motorists safe. Compared to other drivers, motorcycle riders are 37 times more likely to lose their life and 9 times more likely to be injured in a crash.
Motor cycling accidents, like accidents involving pedestrians and pedal cyclists often cause the most distressing accidents that The Claims Partnership have to handle.
At The Claims Partnership, we are aware that the psychological aspect of a motorcycle accident victim’s injuries are also very important. We routinely arranged for our motorcycle accidents client’s to be examined by a consultant Psychiatrist to investigate this aspect of their injuries and to claim compensation for it.
Common Causes of Motorbike Accidents
- Speeding. Speed is a factor in the majority of motor bike accidents. Regardless, both low and high speeds can cause accidents and serious injuries for motorcyclists.
- High motorbike speeds. At a high speed, the front end of the bike sometimes becomes unstable and starts to shake or wobble. This increases the chances of an accident, along with reducing the amount of reaction time.
- Slow driving. Slow driving by both motorbikes and other motor vehicles sometimes allows a gap to develop in the flow of traffic and increases the likelihood of a vehicle attempting a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre.
- Motorists not seeing the motorbike. Motorbikes are smaller and less visible. Many car drivers claim that they never saw the motor bike before a collision.
- Objects in the road. This can cause a motor bike to swerve to avoid a crash, or alternatively hitting the object can seriously injure or kill the motorcyclist.
- Mechanical issues. A defect in a motorbike’s manufacture, repair or design can cause an accident. In these cases, a Product Liability claim against the manufacturer or repairer is often recommended by The Claims Partnership.
- Alcohol use. Alcohol is cited as a factor in 50% of all motorbike related deaths.