What should you do after a motorcycle accident?
All road accidents where the motorcyclist has sustained an injury should be reported to the police as soon as possible. An ambulance should be called for if the injuries are serious or life-threatening.
You should exchange contact details with all the drivers directly involved in the road accident. Just their name, address and phone number and their vehicle registration number would suffice. It would be highly recommended, if possible, to take the details of any present witnesses of the accident.
You should take photographic evidence of the scene of the accident, the positions of all the vehicles after the collision, the damage to all the involved vehicles and of the injuries that you received.
Why should you claim for a motorcycle accident?
Motorcyclist accidents are more likely to result in severe injuries and fatalities than any other road vehicle. The injuries received can be life changing if they are serious or result in a lengthy recovery. A motorbike accident will also introduce other inconveniences such as sorting out repairs and a replacement vehicle. If the accident was not your fault, then you should claim back for expenses and the damages to your motorbike.
Not all work places will cover for your lengthy period of absence that you may need to recover. Your compensation will help cover your loss of work earnings. Sometimes your injuries may force you to change jobs because you can no longer perform it to the degree that you were capable of originally. Your compensation will be factored in for these situations.
Limitation period for motorcycle accident claims
A limitation period is the maximum time allowed to bring a claim to the courts after an event has occurred. The limitation period for a motorcycle accident claim for injury is 3 years. The limitation period for damages to your motorcycle is 6 years.
Do you have a valid claim?
You can make a claim if the responsible party for the crash does not have road insurance. Hit and runs can be claimed for even if the police were unable to identify or catch the perpetrators. You are still entitled to bring a claim even when each party is partly responsible for the traffic accident. If the claimant passes away in the circumstances of the accident or as a result of the fatal injuries sustained from it, a compensation claim can still be brought.
Scott Rees & Co have some of the most highly experienced solicitors in the UK with a background in road traffic accident claims. We deal with all kinds of road traffic accident cases on a daily basis across England and Wales. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, or any type of accident resulting in personal injury, then contact us to get in touch with one of our claim advisors to start your claim now.