Motorbike Accident Claim Solicitors
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
A motorbike accident claim is one of the most common road traffic accident claims. If you have been involved in a motorbike accident claim that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to start your claim and begin the process of claiming compensation.
Contact us today to discuss your claim with one of our motorbike accident claim solicitors. With years of experience, our solicitors – authorised and regulated by the solicitors regulation authority – will be able to guide you through every stage of your motorbike accident claim.
The Motorbike Accident Claim Process
All personal injury claims begin with an initial consultation with one of our accident lawyers. Here, one of our motorcycle accident solicitors will ask for details of your motorbike accident, including the time, date, and circumstances of the accident, a description of the physical and psychological injuries suffered, and details of any other road users who were witnesses to the motorbike accident.
If we think that your motorbike accident claim will be likely to succeed, we will offer to start your claim on a, no win no fee basis. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay any legal fees.
Provided you are happy to proceed with your claim; our law firm will then send you the relevant paperwork to complete. The defendant will then be notified of the claim brought against them, at which point they will need to decide whether to accept or deny liability for your injuries. In most road traffic accident claims, we communicate directly with the defendant’s insurance company, as they are the party who provides the compensation.
If the defendant accepts liability, negotiations for an appropriate settlement fee can commence. If, however, the defendant denies liability, the claim process of claiming compensation is not over; court proceedings will be pursued.
Once you start your claim with our law firm, we aim to reach a settlement within 6-9 months. This may take longer, however, if the defendant or their insurance company is difficult to contact.
Identifying Who Is Responsible For Your Injuries
For successful claims, it is vital to correctly identify who was responsible for the motorbike accident and, therefore, who is responsible for your injuries. Our law firm understands that it can be difficult to identify who was at fault in road traffic accident claims. Therefore, our experienced personal injury lawyers will be able to assist you in identifying the defendant.
In some road traffic accident claims, both parties may be partially responsible for the accident and subsequent injuries. This does not prevent you from claiming motorcycle accident compensation. However, the amount you will be awarded may be reduced to reflect your personal contribution to your injuries.
What Should I Do After My Motorbike Accident?
Following your accident, we advise that you begin by reporting the incident to the police, as well as your insurance company. You should also seek medical attention as soon as possible after the road traffic accident. Not only will this provide you with vital medical support, but an official medical report detailing your injuries will significantly strengthen your compensation claim.
It is important to gather evidence of the motorbike accident and any injuries suffered. This could include photographs of the scene of the accident and any injuries suffered, as well as statements and police reports from any other road users who may have witnessed the accident. If another road user was to blame for the accident, contact Beacon Law today to discuss making a claim for compensation on a no win no fee basis.
What If I Have Been Involved In An Accident With An Untraceable Or Uninsured Driver?
If you have been involved in a hit and run or have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, do not worry, you may still be able to start your claim for compensation. The claim process following an accident like this is different; this type of claim will be processed through the Motor Insurance Bureau. For more information on this type of claim, contact our law firm today, where one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will be able to advise you on how best to proceed with your claim for compensation.
What Is The Time Limit For Making A Motorbike Accident Claim?
Before beginning the claim process, it is important to note that there is a strict time limit on personal injury claims. After your motorbike accident, you have 3 years in which to commence proceedings for claiming compensation. If the claimant was under the age of 18 at the time of their accident, they have until their 21st birthday to make a claim.
Due to such a strict time limit, we recommend that you collect the relevant evidence and begin your motorbike accident claim as soon after the incident as possible to avoid your claim becoming barred.
What Compensation Could I Receive?
The value of damages awarded in motorcycle accident claims aims to put the claimant in the position they were in before the motorbike accident took place. Damages will therefore be calculated based on the type of injury suffered, the severity of this injury, and loss of amenity caused.
You will also be entitled to begin claiming compensation for further losses caused by your injury. This could include loss of earnings due to time spent off work following your motorbike accident, loss of future earnings if you are left unable to work as a result of your injuries, and the cost of ongoing medical treatment if this is required. We advise that you keep evidence of losses suffered as a result of your injuries. This could include receipts from medical treatment, as well as invoices and evidence of your loss of earnings.
Due to the complex nature of personal injuries, it may be difficult for our injury lawyers to provide you with the exact value of compensation you may receive. A medical evaluation of your injuries can be arranged, however, which will provide a more accurate figure.
How Much Does A Motorbike Accident Claim Cost?
At Beacon Law, we use a Condition Fee Agreement – a type of ‘no win no fee’ agreement. By making a claim on a no win no fee basis, you will not be expected to pay any legal fees if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful. For successful claims, an agreed percentage of the damages awarded will be taken. At our law firm, this is capped at 25%.
Why Choose Beacon Law to Assist With Your Motorbike Accident Claims?
At Beacon Law, we have a team of personal injury claims solicitors who have years of experience dealing with road traffic accident claims, including motorbike accidents. Whilst pursuing a motorbike accident claim, Beacon Law can be your source of support and will endeavour to recover the amount of compensation that you deserve.
After being unfortunate enough to have suffered an injury, we believe that you should have access to the best medical care and support. Due to our association with medical professionals, we are able to provide you with private physiotherapy and rehabilitative treatment to assist you in your recovery.
Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our motorbike accident claim solicitors will provide you with expert legal advice. Our law firm values each client that we work with; we listen carefully to our client’s wishes and will work to support you through this difficult time. Contact our registered office today to begin your claim.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, then please call us today on 0330 1332 857 to start your claim or complete our contact form at the top of the page to start your claim online and a member of our personal injury team will give you a call back.