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Motorcycle Accident Claims – How Much Compensation For A Motorcycle Accident Claim? – 2021 Update

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 7th April 2021. Welcome to our guide on motorcycle accident claims to help you get the motorcycle accident compensation you deserve.

Those who ride on 2 wheels are 63 times more likely to be seriously injured in a road traffic accident according to the charity Brake. Those who ride on motorcycles are considered to be vulnerable road users. They do not have the safety features found in other vehicles.

They can also be much harder to see and be affected by weather conditions more than other road users. When making a motorbike accident claim it may be wise to have a personal injury solicitor represent your case so that you are compensated fully.

To be able to make a motorcycle crash claim a third party must be at fault for the accident. This article looks to answer key questions about claiming motorcycle accident compensation. It provides advice on the claiming process. It also looks to examine possible compensation amounts and how a No Win No Fee solicitor could benefit you.

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A Guide to Compensation For Motorcycle Accidents Claims

Motorcycle accident compensation

Motorcycle accident compensation

This guide on how to claim motorcycle accident compensation will examine the process of making motorcycle accident claims. Motorcycle accidents can happen as part of a road traffic accident. If another road user has breached their duty of care, failed to adhere to the Highway Code and caused an accident that could have been avoided those who have suffered injuries could be eligible to make a claim.

It is not a legal requirement for a claimant to have a solicitor. However, personal injury solicitors, those who specialise in motorcycle road traffic accident claims will have the knowledge to ensure you receive the right amount of compensation. With that being said, we will look at how a motorcycle accident claim calculator may not always give you an accurate answer.

We will look at answering the following questions within this article if you still have more questions please do not hesitate to call us today;

  • How do I make motorcycle accident compensation claims?
  • How much is my motorcycle accident claim worth?
  • What is the average payout for a motorcycle accident
  • Things you should do after a motorcycle accident?
  • What is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents?

We begin by offering victims of a motorcycle accident a completely free legal consultation session. We will gather all the facts of the accident, ask you about your personal injury, and then offer you some advice on the best way to proceed with your compensation claim. The following sections of this guide found below, will give a more detailed look at the different aspects of the legal process for making a personal injury compensation claim following a motorcycle accident.

What percentage of motorcycle accidents are fatal?

19% of fatalities on roads in Great Britain in 2019 involved motorcyclists. They have a higher fatality rate than any other road user group, with 104.6 fatalities per billion miles travelled. In 2013, 68 per cent of motorcyclist fatalities occurred on rural roads. 

What To Do If You Are Involved In A Motorcycle Accident

What should you do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident? As with any road traffic accident, it is important to firstly look at whether you are injured. Or if anyone else is injured who was involved in the accident. Seeking medical attention is not only useful to have your injuries looked at but can provide supportive evidence for motorcycle accident claims.

There are a number of other steps that anyone involved in a road traffic accident could take to help them get the motorcycle accident compensation that they deserve. These steps include:

Motorcycle accident compensation

Motorcycle accident compensation

Collect the full contact details including postal address and telephone number of all parties involved in the accident. It will also be beneficial to collect the same information from any witnesses who may be able to help shed light on the accident sometime in the future.

Collect the license details of all drivers involved in the accident, and also collect the registration numbers of all vehicles involved.

If possible, try to take photographs of the scene of the accident. If you don’t have a camera (or a phone with a camera), then consider asking one of the witnesses if they can take photos for you. Be sure to photograph the registration of all vehicles involved. You should also report the accident to your insurance company.

Visit the hospital to have your injuries tended. Again, this is a critical point. The hospital will document your injuries at the same time as they treat them. This will be crucial evidence when it comes to making a claim for motorcycle accident compensation.

What is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents?

The Department For Transport has published some key figures not just for road traffic accidents in general but varying categories. In 2019, 336 motorcyclists died in road collisions this was 19% of the overall deaths. Motorcyclists are not only considered vulnerable road users because of the lack of protection they have it is also due to the fact that they have higher casualty rates. However, as the graph below shows, there’s been a decline in the rate of total motorcycling casualties since 2009.

motorcycle accident claims statistics graph

motorcycle accident claims statistics graph

How to Begin a Motorcycle Accident Claims For Compensation

As been previously stated it is entirely up to you whether you use a solicitor to represent your case for motorcycle accident compensation claims. If you decide that it is the best option to have a solicitor pursue your motorcycle accident claims then they may ask the following questions;

  • When and where did the motorcycle accident take place?
  • Who was involved in the accident? Here we will need the names and contact details of all of the people who were involved.
  • Were there any witnesses to the accident? If there were, we will also take contact details for them if you have this information.
  • How did the accident happen? We will ask you to describe the events leading up to the accident, and also those that took place after. If you have any photos of the accident, these would be very useful to us at this stage.
  • You can tell us about any injuries you sustained, and also any treatment you received at the hospital.
  • Are these long-term injuries? We need to find out if the injuries you sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident are going to have ongoing negative health effects that have an impact on your life.
  • Have you suffered any additional hardship as a result of your motorcycle accident? Have you had to miss work causing you to lose income? Did you have to pay any medical costs to have your injuries treated? Did you have to pay for transport to the hospital either after the accident or as an outpatient? All of these factors will contribute to the personal injury compensation claim we can pursue on your behalf following a motorcycle accident.

Once we have collected all of the key facts from you, we will recommend a course of action to help you get the motorcycle accident compensation that you deserve. In most cases, this means that we will offer to pursue your motorcycle accident personal injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis. If you don’t receive compensation, you don’t pay us a thing.

Motorcycle Accident Claims For Compensation – What can be Claimed for?

The most common question we are asked when it comes to motorcycle accident compensation claim is ‘how much is my motorcycle accident claim worth”? When it comes to calculating how much compensation will be paid for motorcycle accident claims, the damages can be split into two separate categories; general damages and special damages, thus:

General Damages:

The general damages category contains all of the things that pertain to the actual injury you sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident. This includes:

  • The pain caused – short, medium and long-term physical pain. A solicitor may use a medical report to support these facts.
  • Mental trauma and stress – pertaining to the shock of being involved in a motorcycle accident.
  • Ongoing health issues – this covers problems caused by the injury that will affect your quality of life far into the future, potentially forever.

Special Damages:

As part of a motorcycle accident compensation claim, you could claim special damages. This type of payout covers all of the issues not related to the physical aspects of the personal injury sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident. These include:

  • Travel costs – if you had to pay for transport after the accident, or to get medical care as an outpatient.
  • Medical costs – this cover not only the immediate treatment after the motorcycle accident but also the ongoing treatment and the cost of medication.
  • Ongoing care – if you need long-term physiotherapy, or now require assistance at home to manage the day to day activities such as cleaning and cooking.
  • Loss of earnings – if you have either had to give up work or missed work as a direct result of the personal injury sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident.

What is the average payout for a motorcycle accident?

Every motorcycle accident compensation claim is different they may share familiar similarities. But in reality, they will never be entirely the same. One person’s severe pain may be another’s mild to moderate pain. No two injuries are entirely the same. To give an average payout would be misleading as motorcycle accident claims are based on unique factors.

Motorcycle Accident Claim For Compensation – How Much Can be Claimed?

It is almost impossible to give spot-on indications of the amount of motorcycle accident compensation a person can claim as a result of a personal injury sustained during a motorcycle accident. Every case is completely unique, as is every injury and the effect it has upon the victim’s life.

How much is my motorcycle accident claim worth? In a compensation claim, there are two areas that are used to calculate the overall settlement. General and special damages. As we discussed earlier general damages covers pain and suffering. Whereas special damages will look to put the claimant back to the financial position they were in before the accident.

To determine general damages you will very much likely attend an appointment with a medical specialist. Who will examine you and ask questions about how the injury has impacted you. Using the information from this assessment your solicitor will value your claim.

To find out what you could include in your motorcycle accident compensation claim call our advisors today. Take advantage of the free consultation to have all your questions answered. There will be no obligation to proceed.

For more information on motorcycle accident claims, please get in touch with our team today or read on for more information.

Typical Compensation Amounts for Injuries Sustained in a Motorcycle Accident

We understand that those wanting to make a motorcycle accident compensation claim will want some idea of how much they can be awarded. We have included this table below which looks specifically at general damages the compensation awarded for the pain and suffering. The table shows compensation figures for different types of illness and injuries.

We have taken these figures from the Judicial College. They provide a yearly updated publication of personal injuries along with guideline figures. We have not included a motorcycle accident calculator for your claim, as online tools don’t take all the facts into consideration.

Updated March 2021.

Type of InjurySeverity of InjuryDescription of the InjuryCompensation
Brain Damage Very Severe Brain DamageHow much compensation awarded may be based on what their life expectancy may be, what their limitations are and if they require help with feeding.£264,650 to £379,100
Brain Damage Moderately Severe Brain DamageThe claimant will have a better prognosis than the category above. Compensation is awarded based on the same factors as above. £205,580 to £264,650
EpilepsyEstablished Grand MalSingle type of injury compensation is awarded for. £95,710 to £140,870
Psychiatric Damage GenerallyModerately SevereThe outlook is more positive than the most severe degrees of injury, but these are still very serious types of injury. £17,900 to £51,460
Injuries Affecting SightTotal Loss of One EyeWhere one eye is lost but the other eye is not affected. Compensation may be based on cosmetic appearance and other factors. £51,460 to £61,690
Deafness/TinnitusMild tinnitus with some NIHLA mild degree of injury to the ears. £11,820 to £13,970
Chest InjuriesDamage to chest and lung(s) Chest and lung injuries which leave the claimant with a degree of disability. £29,380 to £51,460
Back InjuriesSevereThis is the most severe degree of injury to the back. It could affect the spine. £85,470 to £151,070
Shoulder InjuriesModerateA common injury such as a frozen shoulder could present as a moderate degree and be awarded a settlement in this range. £7,410 to £11,980
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsLesser InjuriesWhislt the claimant may have suffered a significant injury, there should be no disability. £3,710 to £11,820

Please only use the table as a guide. The table does not include special damages, therefore, cannot give an overall picture of the final settlement. For a more precise estimate of your compensation call our advisors today.

No Win No Fee Motorcycle Accident Claims

What does the term No Win No Fee really mean? How does it help people with limited financial resources to gain access to legal representation? Could you claim motorcycle accident compensation on a No Win No Fee basis?

No Win No Fee is very easy to understand, it means what it says on the label. If you don’t win, you don’t pay a fee to your solicitor. When you win, then we will take our fee out of the compensation you have been awarded. If you lose, then you don’t pay us a single thing.

The percentage that we take is capped by law. It can only be taken if compensation is awarded.

Why Choose Us As Your Solicitor Following a Motorcycle Accident?

Our No Win No Fee motorcycle accident claims solicitors have decades of experience combined. They will work tirelessly to ensure that if you have a valid claim you receive the right amount of compensation. Their knowledge base is vast and they have the capabilities of filing your claim accurately, correctly and within the limitation period to ensure the outcome is a successful one.

We are always just a phone call or email away, ready to answer any questions or queries you may have about your personal injury compensation claim following a motorcycle road traffic accident. We are here to help and are happy to explain any legal details that you do not understand about claiming motorcycle accident compensation.

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motorcycle accident compensation

Have you suffered a personal injury as a direct result of being the victim of a motorcycle accident? Do you believe that the accident was caused by somebody else? Or that another party may be liable for the accident through negligence? Call our team today we can help you pursue a motorcycle accident compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

Don’t worry about this being a complicated procedure, we aim to make claiming compensation as streamlined as possible. We offer everyone a completely free legal consultancy session. The free consultation that we offer is so that your case can be assessed. In this session, you are able to ask as many questions as you like and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim.

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You won’t need to pay us a thing until we successfully claim compensation for your personal injury. If we fail to make a claim, then you don’t pay a penny. Our team of advisors are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to answer any queries you may have about your claim for motorcycle accident compensation.

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Motorcycle accident compensation claim FAQs

What is the average payout for a motorcycle accident?

There is no such thing as an average payout for any personal injury claim, as they’re valued case-by-case. This is because the extent of each claimant’s suffering is used to calculate how much compensation they’re entitled to. For a free consultation, please contact us today.

Who is at fault in a motorcycle accident?

There is a range of parties that could be responsible for motorcycle accidents, including the motorcyclist themselves. However, if a third-party is to blame for causing an accident, they could be held liable. Proving they owed you a duty of care that they failed to uphold, causing you to suffer as a result, you could be able to make a claim against them.

What are the odds of surviving a motorcycle accident?

Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road user groups in Britain with one of the highest casualty and fatality rates per mile travelled. Therefore, they’re a particularly at-risk group for severe, if not deadly, accidents.

Should I get a lawyer for motorcycle accident?

Though solicitors aren’t a legal requirement, personal injury lawyers offer the expertise necessary to make any valid claim successful, as well as win their client the maximum compensation they deserve. Our panel has over 30 years of experience in the claims process, meaning they can give you tried and trusted advice on how to proceed with your case.\

How can No Win No Fee claims help?

No Win No Fee agreements are financially risk-free, as there are no upfront costs to pay or any hidden charges. Most importantly, if your solicitor doesn’t win your compensation for you, you won’t have to pay them a penny.

What damages can I be compensated for?

Personal injury claims have two types of damages that could be compensated, general damages and special damages. General damages are designed to cover physical and psychiatric harm, whereas special damages are designed to cover any financial losses as a result of the accident.

Can you get PTSD from a motorcycle accident?

It’s not uncommon for victims of motorcycle accidents to suffer from PTSD in the wake of their incident. Symptoms can range from developing specific motorcycle-related phobias to suffering from debilitating flashbacks and anxiety, which can severely affect their quality of life. These impacts could all be compensated as part of a personal injury claim.

What should you do after a motorcycle accident?

After seeking professional medical help to have any injuries seen, the following could help give your motorcycle accident claims the best chances of success:

  • Collecting any witness’ contact details for future statements to be given
  • Photographing and videoing the scene of the incident for evidentiary purposes
  • Contacting a personal injury lawyer to handle your case

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