Motorbike Accident Claims – Types of Claim
Every year, there are thousands of casualties on the roads in Scotland.
Over 600 of those are motorcyclists , many of whom go on to make Motorbike Accident Claims with us.
In this guide we are going to take a look at what kinds of claims we encounter:
A driver should look before changing lanes or direction, making sure it is safe to do so.
In simple terms, following the ‘mirror, signal, manoeuvre’ as instructed in the Highway Code.
If they don’t, and if a collision is caused then other road users could make a claim for compensation.
Potholes and poorly maintained road surfaces
If you have an accident resulting from a poorly maintained road surface you may be able to claim compensation.
Where the authority responsible for maintaining the road has been negligent and you have suffered injuries or damage to your property as a result.
We know how bad some roads can be, so this is definitely something to remember.
When a spillage causes an accident, and that spillage was the result of negligence, you may make a compensation claim.
Even where the driver is not identifiable at all.
Those carrying loads on the road, liquid or otherwise, are compelled to make sure they prevent spillages.
As bikers, we are more vulnerable to spillages than other vehicles.
Uninsured driver and hit and run incidents
Unbelievably there are an awful lot of uninsured road users.
They are on the road without insurance, and the chances of being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver are quite high.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer this, an expert lawyer like us, is the best hope of recovering costs for you.
If your accident was caused by an uninsured or untraced driver, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) may still be able to help you claim,
As an experienced motorcycle accident claims company, speak to us immediately if your motorbike accident involved an uninsured or unknown driver.
If a motorcycle accident takes place due to manufacturing defects, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Proving liability will not be easy and you will need our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you demonstrate that the machine was at fault, not you the rider.
Defective protective clothing
Defective protective gear offers a reduced level of protection to a rider. Defects can cause injuries to be exaggerated.
For example if a faulty helmet gives way, or other protective gear isn’t as resilient as it should be.
Most people aren’t aware that this could be an issue!
Mobile phone / distraction related
You may be the victim in a collision due to another driver being distracted.
A number of Motorbike Accident Claims are related to people being on their mobile phone and not paying attention.
These claims are usually reasonable straightforward particularly when witnesses are involved.
We hope you found this information useful, as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch!
Your MACS team.
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