The differences between a car accident and motorcycle accident can be devastating. Motorcyclists have next to no protection from impact, resulting in many life altering injuries or fatalities.
Motorcyclists often find themselves subject to poor treatment on Scottish roads. Many road users fail to take the necessary care around them and this, combined with the fact they are less visible, means they run a greater risk of being seriously injured in a motorway accident. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in Scotland you may be are entitled to compensation.
To find out more on motorcycle accident claims and how to start one, please contact our no win no fee motorcycle accident solicitors on 0131 555 7055 for a free evaluation of your circumstances. Or you can contact us through our form.
Who can make a motorcycle accident claim?
Anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident can make a claim, including:
- A motorcycle driver
- A motorcycle passenger
- A road user
- A pedestrian.
Whether you’ve been rear ended by another vehicle or a driver has failed to check their blind spot and knocked you off your bike, you're entitled to compensation if negligence of the other person is proven.
What to do after a motorcycle accident?
If you have suffered a personal injury from a motorcycle accident there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. The same steps should be taken by a next of kin if the injured is unable to claim for themselves.
It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from an accident receive immediate medical attention. Not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line. Even if you feel as if you have not suffered any injuries, seeking medical attention helps determine if any future medical treatment or ongoing care will be required and if you need to be compensated for this.
You should also report the accident to the authorities as soon as possible. By making a police record of the event, you're providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.
Once you have notified the police of the accident, they’ll be able to pursue the opposite driver if you were a victim of a hit and run accident.
What motorcycle accident compensation are you entitled to?
In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:
- Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- Loss of earnings or earning capacity
- Replacement or repair of your bike, and accessories affected by the accident
- Any future expenses as a result of the injury
- Home modification and care expenses
- Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Our motorbike accident compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, this should be taken as a guide.
Is there a time limit to making a motorcycle accident claim?
Yes, a strict three-year time limit applies to making a motorcycle accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.
How to start a motorbike accident compensation claim
The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.
Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Questions? We'd love to hear from you
You can reach us on 0131 550 7055 to arrange a free consultation or begin a motorbike accident injury claim on-line.