According to The Motorcycle Industry Association, there are around 1.25 million motorcycles on UK roads, meaning motorcyclists account for 3.4% of the road traffic population.
Figures from the Department for Transport show that both 2013 and 2014 saw a rise in the number of motorcycle accidents, with 339 biker fatalities in 2014. Meanwhile, the number of total casualties across all severities, from slight to fatal, was 20,366 – the most there has been since 2009. Evidently, there is still a large amount of risk present to both bikers and their pillion passengers, and they and the drivers around them must do all they can to ensure their safety.
Although many accidents on a bike will not result in a fatality, a lot of them can inflict injuries – including fractures, brain damage, and spinal injuries – that cause serious impairments to the sufferer. This is why it's important to seek justice if the accident was caused by another person.
A motorbike can be repaired or replaced after an accident. That, after all, is why we have vehicle insurance, but when a personal injury has been sustained due to a motorcycle accident, no amount of money can turn back the clock. However, by consulting an experienced specialist law firm such as Thompsons Solicitors we can help the injured party receive the most appropriate treatments and rehabilitation possible. And we can help families receive the financial support they require.
Handling Serious injury claims with care and dedication
As motorbikes don't offer much in the way of protection for those who use them, riders and their pillion passengers are far more vulnerable than occupants of cars, and so they are at an increased risk of sustaining very serious injuries in an accident, often with life-altering consequences. Severe injuries to the head, brain, and spine can be catastrophic in nature, while injuries to the arms, shoulders, legs, and ankles can cause a great deal of pain and altered or reduced levels of physical ability following the recovery period.
Working on a No Win No Fee basis, Thompsons Solicitors can help to make sure you receive the maximum level of personal compensation in your claim. While we understand that a claim won't completely rectify your situation, it will help make coping with your injuries and their lasting effects slightly easier.
We will fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you're entitled to and, whenever appropriate, will ensure that you receive interim damages, assisting with any immediate financial need to cover the cost of rehabilitation care and any expenses incurred.
With years of experience behind them, our solicitors will handle your case with the utmost care and sensitivity. We will strive to make the process as simple as possible, advising you along all of the way and trying to settle the case as quickly as possible.
It is important that you remain wary of the time limit that will affect your ability to make a claim. As with the majority of personal injury claims, you must submit it within three years of either the motorcycle crash in which you were injured or the date on which you became aware that any injury or symptoms have been caused by the accident. If you fail to do this, your case is likely to be dismissed.
Expert advice from specialist motorcycle accident injury lawyers
Thompsons Solicitors is the leading personal injury compensation firm in Scotland. We have a dedicated team of lawyers who are experts in dealing with motorcycle accident injury claims and who are passionate about obtaining a fair outcome for their clients. This passion is reflected in our excellent success rate – we win more than 90% of our court cases and recover over £1 million every week in compensation for our clients.
So, if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident and you would like to find out more about what is involved in making a compensation claim, act now by calling 0800 0891 331. You will be able to talk to one of our specialist lawyers for free, no-obligation advice on your case. If you wish to take matters further, we offer a No Win No Fee Solicitors package to ensure that your best interests are looked after.