Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence on UK roads and unfortunately accidents happen on a regular basis, causing serious or even life threatening conditions.
Current figures from the Think! bike campaign show that you are 38 times more likely to die from a road traffic accident as a motorcyclist than you would be if you are driving a car. This is a frightening thought and highlights issues around the safety of motorcyclists on the UK’s roads.
Types of Motorcycle accidents
There are many types of motorcycle accidents that can occur on the road, but here are the most common:
- Rear end collision
- Front collision
- Side impact
- Someone pulling out at a junction without looking
- A car turning in front of you
- A car changing lanes and doesn’t see you
- Being hit by a car who the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Any accident that involves a motorcyclist can cause a serious injury which is why campaigns like Think! have been introduced to make drivers aware of motorcycles on the road but this has not solved the problem completely and accidents and deaths are still occurring.
Although motorcycle riders only account for 1% of road users, they account for 19% of fatalities on the UK’s roads.
What are the impacts of an injury suffered in a motorcycle accident?
A serious motorcycle injury can have severe consequences that have a lifelong impact on a victim and their loved ones. Victims can suffer injuries such as brain damage, loss of limbs or paralysis. These sorts of injuries carry very serious psychological implications for the victim and their loved ones, who often struggle to come to terms with the impact on family life that an injury of a serious nature can have.
Suffering a severe injury can cause the victim to become depressed, suffer anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the accident, all of which can put strain on relationships.
The financial implications of an accident of this nature can also provide additional strain, especially if the accident victim is the main or sole earner for the family and has been forced to take an extended amount of time off work or even early retirement, as a result of what has happened to them.
Every accident case is different from person to person and the above are just some of the implications a serious injury can have on a victim and their loved ones.
Recovery time ultimately depends on the nature of the injury sustained. In some cases the injury can be so severe that the recovery can take a number of years and involve an extensive programme of rehabilitation and in the case of amputation or paralysis, adaptation to the changes in the victim’s lifestyle. In the worst cases individuals may never recover from there injuries.
How we can support your recovery
We believe that the most important element of a serious injury claims is the well being of the victim, as well as the family who support them. Compensation can help with this but initially our focus is to help the victim recover from the devastating impact of what has happened.
Recovering from an injury of this serious a nature can be challenging and it is important to us that we build a great relationship with the victim and their family so that we can help them through each step.
If the victim is feeling depressed, we want to be there to listen to their worries and concerns and help get them the best advice and treatment. If there are issues regarding the victim’s mental capacity, we want to be there to defend them and to keep them with their families.
There can also be other issues extending from a serious injury and we want to be there to ensure that these are managed correctly and that ultimately the victim recovers, with their families intact, so that they can get back to living their lives as close to as they were prior to the accident.
The support we offer our clients is vital for their recovery and that includes the care that they receive throughout. At Sincere Law we have over 20 years of combined experience with serious injury accident claims, which has allowed us to form great, working relationships with the best medical professionals around the UK.
This allows us to ensure that in the case of someone whose mental or physical capacity may have been affected by their injury we can provide support with basic care, particularly if the victim has suffered a significant injury.
Furthermore, the support can extend to helping our clients go to college and university beyond the initial stages of their recovery and for them to receive one to one support where necessary to help them with their studies.
In essence claiming for compensation for your motorcycle accident injury is not limited to covering loss of earnings or paying for treatment in the initial stages of the victim’s recover. It, along with our expertise and dedicated support, contributes to giving the victim of a motorcycle accident their lives back as close to as they were before they suffered the injury.
It also ensures that the victim and their loved one have justice against the person, whose negligence changed their lives in such a significant way, which for many serious accident victims is extremely important.
How to make a claim
If you or a loved one has been affected by a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another road user why not get in touch with one of our serious injury specialists today.
It is free to call us on 0800 092 2896 or, alternatively, you can request a call back by filling in the form on the top right hand side of this page. All initial advice is without obligation and all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.
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