Motorbike Accident Claims

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The combination of speed and vulnerability on a motorbike means that any accident especially a collision with another motor vehicle has the potential to result in devastating injuries and can sometimes be fatal Members of our team understand the issues that face bikers the laws affecting them and the injuries or losses they can suffer


Our motorbike accident solicitors have successfully handled the most complex motorbike accident claims for bike riders or passengers who suffered injury or damage to their machine due to the carelessness of other road users or poorly maintained roads.

The combination of speed and vulnerability on a motorbike means that any accident, especially a collision with another motor vehicle, has the potential to result in devastating injuries and can sometimes be fatal. Members of our team understand the issues that face bikers, the laws affecting them and the injuries or losses they can suffer.

Our motorcycle claims experts have experience of hundreds of motorcycle accident claims with particular expertise in cases where a motorcycle injury claim must be made against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) because the third parties involved are either uninsured or untraceable.

We also know all the ploys and arguments used by the other side in a motorbike accident claim to try to pin the blame on the rider. You were travelling too fast, were recklessly overtaking or executed some other unsafe manoeuvre. Access Legal has the knowledge, expertise and experience to refute these arguments categorically.

The cost of buying and running a bike and the hassle of passing the test means those most likely to own and ride a powerful motorcycle are more likely to have dependent children and be the main breadwinner of the family.

If only for those reasons, it's important to choose motorcycle solicitors with proven expertise in motorbike accident claims to not only secure an adequate financial settlement but also ensure your machine is put back in running order and you get whatever medical treatment you need as quickly as possible.

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How do I make a claim about a motorbike accident

Even if you consider your injuries to be minor, get checked out by your GP before you contact a specialist motorbike accident solicitor. If your injuries are severe, you’re likely to be in hospital. Our team of experienced lawyers can visit you there or at home if you prefer to discuss the accident claim and any immediate difficulties you face that require urgent attention.

We will also begin investigations with the police and any witnesses to your accident and aim to get an admission of liability from the other side, although this may have to wait for an inquest or the conclusion of criminal proceedings. If liability is admitted, or we think we have a good chance of proving liability, Access Legal will obtain medical reports from leading independent experts and technical reports about damage to your bike.

Often, those medical reports make recommendations for immediate actions to speed your recovery. We can secure interim payments to fund any treatment and rehabilitation before the case proper has even begun.

When we have the final reports we will be able to value your claim. The principle of any motorcycle injury claim is to put you in the same position as you would have been but for the accident. Obviously this may not be possible in cases of really serious injury, so damages awarded can be substantial, dependent upon the severity of your injuries and the ongoing support and assistance you may require for the rest of your life.

If I have a motorbike accident case

Like any other personal injury, you may have a case for making a motorbike accident claim if you can prove that another party was at fault for causing the accident, your injuries and the damage to your bike.

That standard of proof required in these cases is the ‘balance of probabilities’. Sadly that’s not usually an issue since most motorcycle accidents are caused by other road users not paying attention or poor road surfaces and spillages.

If it’s the former, you'd have a case against the insurer of the person who caused the accident. If the latter, your claim would be against the Highways Agency or the relevant local authority. Even if you were partly to blame for the accident it's still possible to make a claim.

Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be just minor cuts and bruises, but given the vulnerability of a motorcyclist compared to other road users, life-long or life-threatening injuries are common.

It's unwise to assume that an immediate, obvious, injury is the full extent of any damage. In some cases, the symptoms of a far more severe brain injury for example may not become apparent until weeks or months after a seemingly minor accident.

That’s why it is vital to seek medical attention immediately, even if you think nothing is wrong, and make sure your chosen motorbike accident solicitors have the expertise, experience and patience to handle your case, usually on a No-Win-No-Fee basis.

more about motorbike accident claims

Our specialist motorcycle solicitors handle a wide variety of motorbike accident claims and know what is important to bikers.

We at Access Legal know that recovering or repairing your bike or getting the right make and model as a replacement is just as important to you (sometimes more so) as your own well-being. That also applies to all your essential and expensive kit such as leathers and helmets.

Your health and well-being are pretty crucial though and while we will do our utmost to ensure your gear and your machine are fully restored, whatever degree of injury you have sustained will also dictate your immediate and on-going medical needs.

Funding your rehabilitation and recovery could be very expensive, so your motorbike accident claim may have to cover the cost of life-long treatment and support. No matter what problems you may face as a consequence of a motorbike accident, you and your family should not have to endure any financial difficulty.

If necessary, interim payments can be obtained to ensure you get the help and attention you need as early as possible. Even if your motorbike accident involved a hit and run, untraceable or uninsured driver, it’s still possible to make a claim through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) that will not only cover your injuries but also damage to the bike and other financial expenses you’ve incurred.

Motorbike accident government help & benefits

Government help and benefits are available if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, but your eligibility for those benefits will depend entirely on the type and severity of your injuries, not the kind of accident or how you sustained those injuries.

Injuries which will probably improve on their own over a few weeks are not uncommon in motorbike accidents but are unlikely to qualify for any support. To find out exactly what you may be entitled to, visit your local Jobcentre Plus. Other useful sources of help and information include the Citizens Advice Bureau.

There have been many recent changes to benefits such as personal independent payments (PIP) replacing disability living allowance, but in general, government support is still either means-tested, based on current income and savings, or based on your National Insurance (NI) contributions and an assessment of the level of your disability.

Means-tested benefits include income-related employment and support allowance, housing benefit and council tax support. Benefits based on assessment of your disability can include personal independence payment and industrial injuries disablement benefit as well as help to buy or hire mobility equipment. If you need a carer to look after you, you may be able to claim additional support as can those over the age of 16 who provide care for you.

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