If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident you may have suffered injuries or damages that will seriously impact your life for years to come. By making a Motorbike Accident claim, you have the chance to receive compensation that will help you to recover and repair or replace property damaged in the accident.
After you have seen to any injuries and made sure everyone involved in the motorbike accident is safe, try to collect evidence from the scene of the accident. Make sure to record the name, contact, address and vehicle registration number of the other drivers or riders involved. Additionally, if you happen to use a camera on your bike, be sure to keep the recording safe in order to present it as evidence in your case.
Visit a Doctor
Assuming that you haven’t been seriously injured and can ride away from the accident, you should visit a doctor and specifically check for signs of whiplash or minor injuries. A doctor’s report will play a vital role in proving damages for your claim.
Contact a Solicitor
If you intend to make a claim after the motorbike accident, you should seek the advice and guidance of a trained solicitor. Many solicitors will happily see you for an initial consultation session free of cost and provide general advice on how best to proceed. Additionally, there are many solicitors who specialise in motorbike accident (or general road traffic accident) claims and work on a no win no fee basis.
Understanding the Fault
After you have hired a professional solicitor for your case, they will investigate the event and the relevant evidence to reveal who was at fault. They will discover if you were completely, partially, or not at all responsible for the accident and proceed accordingly. Even if you are partially to blame, you can still receive compensation but with a reduced amount. It could even be the fault of an external party such as a motorbike company if the accident occurs because of a mechanical fault or a construction company if the accident is due to a broken road etc.
The value of your compensation is calculated based on your damages (such as injuries, damage to property, loss of earnings, etc.). The solicitor does this themselves before approaching the insurance company.
Applying for Compensation
Your compensation claim is sent off after your solicitor acknowledges and calculates every detail of your bike accident. In order to receive the maximum compensation that addresses all of our damages, it is recommended that you submit your claim after receiving your final medical report.