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Motorcycle Accident Solicitors

Motorcycle Accident Claims

Getting the right expert advice

Here at Serious Law LLP, we understand the huge impact a motorcycle accident can have you or your loved ones. We've been handling serious injury cases for over 32 years.

You will probably have a lot of questions about the process of making a claim – we are here to help answer those important questions. See our Frequently Asked Questions section which provides a lot of useful information.

We are also available to speak to you on the phone or by way of a virtual face-to-face meeting, whichever suits you or your loved ones best. Click here to provide some contact details and we will call you back.

Our first priorities on any serious injury cases are:

  • Making sure you're getting the best possible medical/rehabilitation treatment;

  • Any money worries are addressed.

To find out more detail about how we help our client's rebuild their lives and our approach to difficult liability cases, see below.

Helping our client's rebuild their life is what we do

Unlike many other law firms, we work exclusively on serious injury cases (for accidents which occur in England & Wales) which quite often involve injured bikers.

Our service:

  • Is tailored to each client's individual circumstances, a one size fits all approach does not work;

  • Always starts with establishing our client's rehabilitation needs including but not limited to exploring:

    • Treatment needs;
    • Aids and adaptations;
    • Accommodation/Housing solutions;
    • Future care and assistance.

  • Helps our client regain control of their life;

  • Can be provided on a No Win No Fee basis.

To find out more on how we can help, click here to provide your contact details.

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Compensation: Money in hand

Interim Compensation Payments

After a serious injury, it’s common to encounter increased financial demands. We help our clients to secure immediate financial assistance.

Group of solicitors: providing a tailored service

Accredited Personal Injury Lawyers

Our firm have proudly achieved a number of accreditations over the years recognising our experience and expertise in serious injury cases.

Handshake: committed to our clients

Rehabilitation & Treatment

We are committed to helping our clients rebuild their lives, therefore we ensure the best rehabilitation & treatment is secured for you.

Difficult cases

We have a proven track record of achieving unrivalled levels of success in difficult liability cases despite prejudice against bikers from other road users. Many drivers tend to blame bikers for weaving through traffic or speeding, despite sometimes being at fault themselves for overtaking or changing lanes without checking mirrors and blind spots.

Our approach to proving liability against another party is achieved through:

  • The extensive experience of our specialist solicitors;

  • Gathering important evidence whilst the events surrounding the accident are fresh in the mind of our client;

  • Obtaining specialist accident reconstruction and forensic expert reports where required;

  • Thoroughly evaluating cases where our client has doubts on whether they have a case.

Even if you have doubts whether you have a case, it is important to speak to a specialist solicitor as soon as possible after the accident to ensure important evidence is not lost. To speak to a member of our specialist team click here to provide your contact details.

Frequently Asked Questions about Motorcycle Accident Claims

What are the time limits for motorcycle accident claims?

It is important to note that in most cases, starting at the date of the injury, there is a three-year time limit to start court proceedings for personal injury claims. This is known as the ‘limitation period’.

There can be rare exceptions to this. For example, a court may decide to extend a time limit, however this all depends on the circumstances of the case. If you are unsure about your circumstances, it is always best to speak to an expert. Talk to one of our expert motorcycle accident solicitors for expert legal advice and guidance.

What are the main causes of motorcycle accidents?

Negligence of another road user

The most common contributory factor leading to fatal or serious collisions with motorcycles in the UK was due to the driver or rider failing to look properly. According to the latest government statistics, the majority of motorcycle casualties happen at junctions.

Following this, other common causes include the driver or rider failing to judge another person’s path or speed or driving carelessly or recklessly.

Road Defects

Every day across the UK, damaged roads and hazards cause serious injuries. Some of the defects that may cause a motorcycle accident include potholes, surface deterioration or fluid spills.

Highways England and local councils are responsible for maintaining the roads around the country, therefore if your accident was caused by a road defect, the body responsible for that area will pay your compensation if your claim is successful.

Hit and run motorcycle accidents

Unfortunately, after a motorcycle accident some drivers fail to stop at the scene. This is regarded as an offence under Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. In such circumstances, you’ll be able to make a claim through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB). This includes accidents where the driver was either uninsured or is untraceable.

Can I make a No Win No Fee compensation claim after a motorcycle accident?

It is very likely that if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident within the last three years and it was caused by someone else’s negligence that you will be able to make a no win no fee compensation claim.

After sustaining a serious injury, we understand you may be traumatised and it may be difficult for you to know whether the accident was your fault. If you are concerned about liability, fault or being partly to blame for the accident, it is important to seek expert legal advice as you may still be able to make a claim.

Here at Serious Law, we specialise in complex accident cases and difficult liability situations. We’ve acted for hundreds of clients who didn’t think they had a case and we have gone on to secure them substantial compensation to assist with their recovery and rebuilding their future.

If you happen to be questioning whether you are partly to blame in a motorcycle accident, speak confidentially to one of our specialist solicitors today to discuss the best way to move forward.

Can I make a motorcycle accident claim on behalf of someone else?

In severe circumstances, a motorcycle accident may result in a serious brain injury meaning that an individual may lack the mental capacity to make a claim on their own behalf.

In such circumstances, it is possible, and perfectly normal for a close family member or friend to act on their behalf to ensure the compensation they deserve can be recovered.

If you are in this situation and are looking to claim on behalf of a family member or friend, talk to a member of our specialist solicitors today for a free consultation.

What does motorcycle accident compensation include?

When your compensation sum is calculated, the physical, psychological and financial impact of your injury will be taken into account. Further to this, the severity of your injury, anticipated recovery time and effects of your injury will be considered.

Our serious injury lawyers assess your immediate and long-term requirements to ensure you receive the correct level of compensation. Find out more about how compensation is calculated.

Motorcycle accident stories

Luke was knocked from his motorcycle by a van emerging from a junction. The collision left our client with multiple fractures to both lower limbs, amongst other injuries, resulted in a significant reduction in mobility.

Matthew's case involved a head on motorcycle collision with an oncoming vehicle. Our client sustained multiple injuries including ligament and bone damage to his left leg resulting in limited mobility. As a result of his accident, our client also sustained a head injury.

Victoria was involved in a road traffic accident whilst a pillion passenger on a motorcycle which resulted in her sustaining a brain injury and associated problems.

Richard was involved in a serious motorcycle accident caused by the dangerous driving of the defendant. As a result of the accident, our client was left with a severe traumatic brain injury which had wide ranging implications for him and his family.

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Making a Motorcycle Accident Claim with Serious Law LLP

If you, or someone you care about, has been seriously injured whilst riding a motorbike, choosing the right solicitor with time-served expertise in biker compensation claims is essential.

Our serious injury experts will support you through the entire legal process. In the circumstances of a serious motorcycle accident, matters can be complex. Therefore, it is important to instruct an experienced motorcycle accident solicitor to handle your case.

We understand that you will contact us at a difficult time. Our team will listen and take the time to understand your individual situation and will always be happy to help and support you.

When you feel ready, you can book a free consultation with one of our friendly and understanding solicitors who will provide you with expert legal advice and help you begin the claims process, should you wish to make a claim with us.

Call us on 0330 058 0377 or fill out the form above or below and we will call you back to discuss your situation.

Making a personal injury claim

Find out more about personal injury compensation, No Win No Fee Claims, funding and the personal injury claim process.

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