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Motorbike Accidents

Anyone who uses the roads is running the risk of being involved in a traffic accident at some time or another. No matter how careful a driver you are, you can't prepare for the carelessness or negligence of others, and the only hope is that, in the event of an accident, any injuries are kept to the very minimum.

For motorcyclists, however, the risks are even greater. The reasons for this are two fold; firstly, many other drivers are negligent when it comes to paying close attention to the less visible motorbikes and secondly, if a motorcyclist is involved in a collision they lack much of the protection afforded to car users. Seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones, the tough metal shell of a modern motor car - all of these are missing if a motorcyclist is involved in an accident. The result of this is that the injuries sustained in a motorbike accident can often be devastating.

Motorcyclists are very vulnerable road users because if they are involved in a collision, they do not have the same safety measures as car drivers, such as seatbelts. As a result, motorcycle accidents can have devastating results because riders do not have the protection that car drivers have.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents

There are many things which can lead to a motorbike accident, but amogst the most common are the following:

  • Other road users not paying close enough attention, and pulling out infront of a motorcyclist
  • A motorcyclist losing control of the motorbike, perhaps due to a damaged road surface
  • Collisions with other vehicles at junctions
  • Collisions while overtaking

These accidents can cause a number of serious personal injuries, long term health problems, amputations, disability, or even death. The aforementioned lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists means that any injuries they do receive are likely to be of a serious nature with long term ramifications for their health and well being.

Compensation for motorbike accident injuries

If you have suffered injuries in a motorbike accident that was someone else's fault, you should be able to make an accident claim for compensation. A no win no fee solicitor can advise you on your particular case, and let you know if you have a good chance of winning compensation. The vast majority of injury lawyers will work on a "no win no fee" basis; this means that you are not liable for any legal fees if you lose your claim. is a trading name of Colour Ventures Ltd, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of regulated claims management activities. Registration is recorded on the website