Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcycle rider, you are a lot more vulnerable to serious injury, and potential death, than someone driving a car. 16 people died in Scotland in 2020 as a result of a motorcycle accident.

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The Short of it

  • If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident,

    you may have been seriously injured as a result.

  • Even with protective clothing, training,

    and a greater awareness of the risks on the road, motorbike accidents still happen.

  • At Watermans, we employ expert personal injury solicitors to help you in making your claim,

    and seek the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Motorcycle Accidents

    Motorcycle accident claims

    Motorbikes, scooters, and mopeds appeal to many people who like the freedom of the open road and the ability to go anywhere they want with ease. Unfortunately, an increase in motorbikes on Scottish roads has translated to a spike in related accidents and injuries, including serious incidents.

    According to Transport Scotland, motorbike accidents are most likely to happen at roundabouts, junctions, and crossroads where traffic is approaching from different directions. They also happen on hills or switchbacks where traffic is more difficult to spot.

    Motorcycle accidents which occur in the countryside are often caused by slips on oil or greasy road surfaces, and unsavoury weather conditions can prove challenging to riders in both urban and countryside areas.

    Anyone who rides a motorbike is at risk of an accident. Statistically speaking, young men are more at risk, but older riders are equally vulnerable. The main problem for a motorcyclist being involved in an accident is that they haven’t got the same level of protection as other road users. This, combined with the fact they are less visible, means they run a greater risk of being seriously injured.

    Motorbike accidents usually involve the rider being thrown off their bike or becoming trapped underneath another vehicle. This can result in serious injuries and sometimes death. Even with protective clothing, training, and a greater awareness of the risks on the road, motorbike accidents happen.

    If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, then you may be entitled to compensation. At Watermans, we employ expert personal injury solicitors who are experienced in handling road traffic accident claims relating to motorcycles, and can offer straightforward legal advice in relation to your situation.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a motorcycle accident claim?

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, then you may have suffered serious injuries as a result. A serious motorbike injury has long-lasting effects on both the rider and their family. If you’re the main breadwinner and have to take time off work due to a motorbike injury, this could result in financial hardship for you and your family.

    As a result of a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. If the accident has occurred within three years, it is time for you to contact a personal injury solicitor. At Watermans, we understand that undertaking a compensation claim can seem daunting, but it’s our job to help.

    We take the hassle out of the legal stuff, so that you and your family can concentrate on your recovery period. Our personal injury solicitors act on your behalf to seek the compensatory reward you deserve. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, which allows us to investigate your claim without creating the added stress of financial risk. If we don’t win your case, you don’t have to worry about solicitors fees.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a motorcycle accident?

    Motorbike accident compensation can reimburse you and your family for a loss of earnings and any other expenses incurred as a result of your accident. You could 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.

    How much you could get will depend on your individual circumstances. Whatever your injury, you can be sure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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