You need to be very aware of the road when you ride a motorbike. Some road users don’t pay much attention to motorcyclists – or at least it can seem that way sometimes.
What happens if I didn’t collide with another vehicle?
When you think of a road traffic accident you automatically assume one car or motorbike has been in collision with another. However, this is not always the case. There have been instances where a car or motorbike has been forced off the road through the actions of another driver who has not been paying sufficient attention.
Will I be able to claim compensation if there has been no collision?
This is the type of situation that can result in no collision compensation claims. Let’s say, for example, you are riding your motorbike and someone in a car turns across the road in front of you, forcing you to brake and swerve. You may miss hitting their car altogether, but if they cause you to have an accident by going off the road and coming off your bike, they will be at fault.
In this case you may easily sustain some injuries due to coming off your bike. You avoided colliding with the other driver, but you still had an accident. If the accident is proven to be their fault, you will be able to lodge a claim for compensation. This should cover the severity of the injuries you got during the accident, as well as all costs associated with them. You will also be able to claim compensation for damage caused to your bike.
Will I be able to start my claim today?
As you can see, there does not necessarily have to be a collision in order to have a chance of claiming compensation after a motorbike accident. If the other party is at fault, you can consult an injury solicitor to help you lodge a no win no fee claim for the compensation you are entitled to. An experienced solicitor will be able to take you through the entire process and handle your claim on your behalf. They have experience of dealing with other no collision claims, so contact one today to get more information about your potential claim.