Poole Alcock's specialist personal injury team have many years experience in recovering compensation for motorcyclists injured in road traffic accidents. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident which was not your fault, then we will be happy to explain all relevant issues including the merits of your claim and prospects of success.
You may have been injured as a result of the following circumstances:
- another motorist proceeding from a side road into the path of your established motorcycle
- you were overtaking a line of stationary traffic when another motorist proceeded into the path of your motorcycle and as a consequence, a collision occurred
- poor state of repair of the road
- a fuel spillage
- an accident caused by another motorist who was not insured for the purpose of your claim
- a motorist who did not stop at the scene of the accident and as a result is untraced.
If you believe that you have suffered personal injury as a result of an accident which was not your fault, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Injuries suffered as a result of a motorcycle accident are frequently serious and sometimes fatal. We are aware of the devastating impact such an accident may have not only on you but on your family. In all claims, no matter how serious, we will make every effort to ensure the correct level of compensation is secured. This will not only include the injuries suffered, but also the extent to which you may suffer from symptoms in the future.
It will often be possible for us to agree with the other side the appointment of a case manager to help assess the injuries suffered and the appropriate treatment to help with your rehabilitation. They will normally agree to meet the cost of such assessment and any recommended treatment. This may help you receive all appropriate treatment at the earliest opportunity to help facilitate your recovery and avoid any financial concern about the cost of the treatment.
In addition to the injuries suffered, you will be entitled to claim all expenses reasonably incurred and caused by the accident. These will vary depending on the nature and severity of the accident, together with the injuries suffered by you. Expenses may include:
- repair costs of your motorcycle, or alternatively, the pre-accident market value
- the cost of a replacement vehicle whilst your motorcycle is off the road in the event this is needed to help with your mobility
- clothing damaged in the accident
- replacement motorcycle helmet
- loss of earnings including any future loss of earnings
- medical treatment costs
- incidental expenses to include travelling and parking expenses for the purpose of attending treatment.
As a result of the injuries suffered, you may require care and assistance from friends and colleagues to help you with various tasks which you are not able to perform. Such care and assistance may only be required for several days, whilst in other cases, it may be ongoing and required long into the future.
We are happy to discuss all of the above with you and the evidence required in support, to help ensure you receive compensation to which you are entitled, and to ensure that you achieve the best possible recovery.
Court proceedings must normally be commenced within three years of the date of your accident. If Court proceedings are not commenced within the three year period, then your claim will be out of time. Although a Court does have the discretion to allow Court proceedings to be commenced and to continue after the three year period has expired, this must not and cannot be relied on.
If you have any questions as to whether or not your claim may be out of time, then please do not hesitate to give us a call. It is essential you seek legal advice as soon as possible to prevent your claim being out of time.
Funding your claim
If your claim has reasonable prospects of success, then we will be happy to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will make enquiries to ensure ‘no win, no fee’ is appropriate to you. We will be happy to discuss other funding options with you.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident which was not your fault, then please contact us immediately. We will be happy to help and to provide free initial advice.
There is no obligation to make a claim – you decide whether or not you wish to go ahead.
Poole Alcock’s personal injury department in Cheshire is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and our expert Solicitors include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and APIL Senior Litigators.