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Motorcycle accidents often involve severe, life-changing injuries, or fatalities. The impact of a motorbike collision can be devasting for everyone affected.

While motorcyclists make up less than 1% of traffic each year in the UK, they account for 25% of serious road traffic injuries, and bikers are 25 times more likely to be severely injured on our roads compared to car drivers.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault, it is vital you speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor with expertise in motorcycle accident claims. This will ensure you receive the best medical treatment, rehabilitation and support available, and secure maximum compensation.

Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers only represent injured bikers – we never act on behalf of insurance companies. We specialise in serious motorbike crashes involving:

We have many years of experience helping bikers secure motorcycle accident compensation. We understand exactly what you and your loved ones are going through and have the knowledge and expertise to give you the specialist motorbike injury claim support you need.

Our Expertise with Motorcycle Accident Claims

Our expert motorcycle injury lawyers have extensive experience helping bikers who have suffered life-changing injuries due to motorbike accidents. We can also help if you have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident.

We have a strong track record securing maximum compensation and the best possible medical treatment, rehabilitation, care, and support for those seriously injured in motorbike crashes.

We can help secure interim payments during your claim before the final settlement is agreed to pay for additional private medical care and vital rehabilitation, including physiotherapy or occupational therapy.  We want to help you rebuild your life and provide the security for the future that you deserve.

We offer No Win No Fee funding which means there is no financial risk to you and no hidden, unexpected costs. In the highly unlikely event, your motorcycle injury claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay anything. Click here to find out more information about No Win No Fee.

Book a free initial consultation with our expert motorcycle accident solicitors

We provide specialist motorcycling legal support nationwide across England and Wales.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to a motorbike collision, our specialist solicitors are on hand to advise you on your next steps.

To book a free, no obligation chat with us, call 0800 884 0777, email info@novumlaw.com or complete our online enquiry form.

 

How motorcycle accident compensation can help

We understand how difficult it can be if you are involved in a serious motorbike crash due to other road users not paying proper attention or making mistakes. If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle accident, the thought of speaking to a lawyer can seem daunting.

But our specialist motorcycle accident solicitors will work hard on your behalf to get you the justice you deserve, including access to the best treatment and rehabilitation, so you can move on with your life.

The amount of compensation you might receive depends on the severity of your injuries and the financial impact of your motorbike collision – for example, any loss of earnings, medical expenses and travel costs will be considered.

Your motorbike accident claim can help with:

  • Private medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation and specialist therapy
  • Any necessary home and vehicle adaptations
  • Specialist equipment
  • Costs of care and household assistance
  • Loss of earnings (including future loss of earnings) and pension
  • Repair or replacement of your bike
  • Travel expenses for hospital appointments

How making a motorbike injury claim works

Book a free initial consultation with our expert motorcycle accident lawyers

If you would like to claim compensation for a motorcycle accident, get in touch with our expert lawyers for a FREE initial consultation. Our specialist team has vast experience providing legal advice and support for injured bikers and will ensure you get the best possible outcome. We will listen to what happened to you and will work out if you will be able to make a successful motorbike injury claim.

To book a free, no-obligation chat with us, call 0800 884 0777, email info@novumlaw.com or complete our online enquiry form.

No Win No Fee motorcycle compensation claims

We offer No Win No Fee funding, which means there is no financial risk to you or any hidden, unexpected costs. In the highly unlikely event, your motorbike injury claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay a penny. Find out more information about No Win No Fee.

Investigating your motorbike injury claim

Our expert solicitors will investigate your claim thoroughly and gather the evidence needed to build a strong case for your motorbike injury claim.

We will obtain the documents and witness evidence needed to help prove you have a viable compensation claim. This may include obtaining evidence from different sources such as witnesses to your accident.

We will arrange an appointment for you with an independent medical expert to assess the severity of your injuries, how long it may take for you to recover, and to identify any ongoing rehabilitation or care and support you need. This medical report is a crucial part of your motorbike accident compensation claim.

Our motorcycle accident solicitors will aim to secure maximum compensation for you as quickly as possible. If you need private medical treatment or rehabilitation, we can arrange for you to have the best possible therapy and care as part of your claim before the final settlement is reached. We can achieve this by obtaining interim payments from the defendant’s insurers.

Working out how much motorcycle accident compensation you deserve

The value of your motorbike injury claim is calculated using several factors, including:

  • General damages (also known as pain, suffering and loss of amenity) – the severity and extent of your injuries, illness, pain and suffering, and the impact on the quality of your day-to-day life.
  • Special damages – the financial cost including any loss of earnings, any medication and treatment expenses, rehabilitation costs, travel expenses to hospital appointments, necessary house adaptations such as wheelchair accessibility, changes to bathrooms and toilets, and any specialist equipment needed.

Find out more about how we calculate compensation.

Time limits for motorcycle accident claims

In most cases, you must make your compensation claim within three years of your motorcycle accident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so it is vital to speak to a specialist solicitor for legal advice as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about time limits, you can call us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or email info@novumlaw.com.

Settling your motorcycle accident claim out of court

Going to court is usually the last resort in motorcycle injury claims and most compensation claims settle out of court. However, if no agreement can be reached on who is to blame for your motorbike injury, or the amount of compensation is in dispute, then it may be necessary to settle your case in court in front of a judge. If this happens, you are in safe hands, our expert motorbike injury lawyers will support you and your family throughout the process.

Taking your motorcycle injury claim to court

If our lawyers need to issue court proceedings, (for example, because no settlement agreement is reached informally between the defendant and yourself), we will guide you through the process and ensure you understand what is happening every step of the way.

In most motorcycle accident cases; the claims settle before trial. However, for the small number that does not, there is nothing to worry about. We will instruct a specialist barrister to represent you at the final hearing, and one of our expert motorcycle lawyers will be with you to support you on the day.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about motorcycle accident claims

What is the most common motorcycle injury?

Unfortunately, motorbike accidents can be extremely serious and can result in life-changing injuries. One of the most common is brain and head injuries.  If you sustain a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident, the effects can be long-lasting and even with moderately severe injuries may include headaches, dizziness, memory problems, speech issues, fatigue, depression, and irritability. The more severe your brain injury, the more likely you are to have long-term problems that can affect your ability to live an independent life.

Other common motorcycle injuries include broken bones, spinal cord injuries (SCI), muscle damage and road rash (when a biker slides across the road surface or pavement following a crash).

What is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents?

Unfortunately, motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users in the UK. One of the most common causes of accidents involving motorcyclists is drivers of other vehicles failing to look properly – particularly at road junctions. Another common cause is drivers underestimating the speed of an approaching motorbike.

Other common causes of motorbike collisions include drivers’ blind spots, motorists failing to look properly before overtaking or pulling out in front of bikers at junctions, and hazards (e.g. diesel spills, fallen trees, and potholes, etc.)

If I decide to make a motorcycle accident claim, how long will it take to receive compensation?

Every motorcycle accident claim is different, so it is difficult to provide an exact time. Some motorbike claims will take longer than others. It often depends on your recovery time following an injury. However, our expert team of specialist motorcyclist solicitors will aim to settle your claim as quickly as possible.

What happens if my motorcycle accident was caused by an uninsured driver?

If your motorcycle accident injury was caused by an uninsured driver or you have been involved in a hit and run accident, you may still be able to make a compensation claim. Our team of specialist solicitors can help you make a motorcycle accident claim which will be paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

How many motorcyclists died in 2019?

Unfortunately, motorcyclists make up less than 1% of traffic each year and yet accounted for 19% of road deaths in 2019. According to the Department of Transport’s annual report, in 2019, 108 motorcycle riders were killed per billion miles travelled, compared to just two car drivers, 29 cyclists and 35 pedestrians.

Can I still claim if my loved one has died in a motorbike accident?

Yes, if your loved one has sadly died in a motorcycle accident and someone else was to blame, you may be able to make a compensation claim on behalf of their estate. Find out more about fatal injury claims.

I’m not happy with my law firm. Can you take over from my current solicitor?

If your current law firm is not giving you the service and support you need during your motorcycle accident compensation claim, you are entitled to change solicitors.

Do you have a question we have not answered?

If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please get in touch, and we will be happy to answer your query.

 

Please book your free initial consultation with our motorcycle accident solicitors

If you or a loved one has a motorcycle accident claim, our expert solicitors are here to help. To start the process of making your compensation claim, contact us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or email info@novumlaw.com or complete our online form for a free, no-obligation chat.




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