Thirty-three motorcyclists died in Scottish road traffic accidents in 2011, according to the latest official figures. Over 800 were injured.
It’s hard to argue with the statistics – riding a motorcycle is a risky business, impacting not only on the rider, but on those left behind.
We know that nothing we can do will ever make up for losing a loved one, but we might be able to help you cope with the practical consequences. If someone you love has died as a result of a motorcycle accident you could be entitled to claim for compensation. You might also be able to help to prevent the same thing happening to someone else.
Compensation claims for fatal motorbike accidents are particularly complicated because, unlike most personal injury claims, the person making the claim will not be the person who suffered the injury. In these cases the person with ‘title to sue’ will be the Executor of the deceased’s estate.
However, any compensation awarded for a fatal motorcycle accident will not belong to the Executor – it will form part of the estate and will be distributed according to the will.
If you need advice on making a claim, give our motorcycle accident lawyers a call on 0800 0891 331 or complete the online compensation claim form below.
Thompson’s motorbike personal injury solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis and will fight to win you the maximum compensation possible. We will do all we can to make the process smooth and speedy, helping you through the difficult days following your loss.