Our team of specialist Motorbike Accident Solicitors is here to help you secure compensation for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. We have a proven track record in handling road traffic accident claims and are officially accredited by the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS). If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorbike accident, look no further than Sheldon Davidson Solicitors.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Solicitors
Our Motorbike Accident Solicitors are highly experienced and possess extensive knowledge in dealing with motorbike-related injury claims. We understand the seriousness of motorcycle accidents and the potential life-threatening or fatal injuries they can cause. In fact, the government states that motorcyclists are 38 times more likely to be killed in a road accident than car drivers or passengers.
If you believe that your motorbike accident was caused by someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation. Our team of solicitors will assess your case during an initial consultation and provide you with a clear understanding of whether there is a claim to be pursued. If there is, we will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible rehabilitation and compensation.
What Can You Claim For?
Our primary concern after a motorcycle accident is to ensure that you receive prompt medical care and thorough rehabilitation treatment. We understand that injuries sustained in motorbike accidents can range from minor to life-changing and catastrophic. That’s why our comprehensive claim aims to compensate you for all relevant losses, including:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Damage to your motorbike, protective gear, and other personal property
- Loss of earnings
- Ongoing medical, rehabilitation, or care costs
- Travel expenses for medical appointments
- Home modifications to aid with mobility
- Mobility aids
Comprehensive Support for Your Recovery
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors, we recognize that the recovery process for motorcyclists can often be longer and more challenging compared to car drivers. The lack of protection and the potential for more serious injuries require specialized care and attention. That’s why our Motorcycle Accident Solicitors work closely with medical experts to assess the extent of your injuries and ensure you receive the necessary treatment and rehabilitation.
We understand that motorbike accidents can also have psychological effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We are here to support you in accessing all the medical treatment and rehabilitation you need to maximize your chances of physical and mental recovery.
How to Make a Claim
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, contact us today for a free initial consultation. Our legal experts will assess your case and guide you through the claims process, answering any questions you may have. We will arrange for a thorough medical assessment of your injuries, ensuring that your recovery needs are prioritized.
Once we have a clear understanding of the value of your claim, we will negotiate on your behalf, keeping you informed every step of the way. To get an estimate of the potential value of your claim, you can visit our helpful Motorcycle accident compensation calculator on our website.
Motorcycle Accidents and Vulnerable Road Users
Motorcyclists are considered vulnerable road users due to the limited protection they have compared to drivers of enclosed vehicles. Without seatbelts, airbags, or a vehicle shell, motorcyclists are at a significantly higher risk of severe injuries and fatalities in road accidents. In fact, motorcyclists account for a disproportionate 19% of all deaths on UK roads.
Why Choose Sheldon Davidson Solicitors?
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors, we are committed to assisting bikers who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Our team understands the unique challenges and risks associated with riding motorcycles and has extensive experience in representing clients involved in bike accidents. We prioritize your well-being and will do everything in our power to ensure you receive the support you deserve.
As a Lexcel accredited law firm, we maintain the highest standards of practice management and customer service. With Sheldon Davidson’s Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester, you can trust that your claim is in safe hands. Contact us today using the information provided below or fill out our online contact form, and our dedicated team will be in touch.
The Reality of Motorcycle Accidents
Despite significant improvements over the years, motorcyclists still face a higher risk of accidents and injuries compared to other road users. Statistics from the Department for Transport reveal that motorcyclists are at least 57 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car drivers. The figures also show that motorcyclists account for less than 1% of all road traffic but make up 19% of road fatalities.
Motorcycle accidents can happen at any time and on any type of road, including rural areas with more corners. Unfortunately, they often result in serious injuries and can be life-changing or even fatal. It is crucial to stay safe and take necessary precautions while enjoying the freedom of riding a motorcycle.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur due to various reasons, including the actions of other road users and unsafe road conditions. Other drivers often fail to notice motorcyclists and may make dangerous maneuvers, such as pulling out in front of them or misjudging their speed. Pedestrians who fail to look before crossing the road can also cause accidents involving motorcycles.
Additionally, poorly maintained road surfaces, such as potholes and uneven surfaces, pose significant risks to motorcyclists. To make matters worse, hit and run accidents are sadly a common occurrence. However, it is still possible to make a claim for compensation in these cases through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).
Common Injuries Following a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can result in a range of injuries, some of which can be severe and life-altering. Common injuries include:
- Elbow and shoulder injuries
- Skin injuries, including lacerations and road rash
- Hip injuries
- Back injuries
- Limb injuries
- Head injuries, including facial damage and the risk of brain damage
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
The severity of your injuries and their long-term prognosis will influence the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. Our personal injury team is here to provide you with personalized guidance and support throughout the claims process.
Making Claims on Behalf of Others and Fatal Accidents
If a victim of a motorcycle accident is unable to make their own claim, you may be able to make a personal injury claim on their behalf. We understand the emotional challenges you may face during such a difficult time, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process.
In the tragic event of a fatal motorcycle accident, we know that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, we aim to assist you in handling funeral expenses and maintaining financial stability in the aftermath. Our compassionate team is ready to provide you with guidance and support during this challenging period.
Remember, our specialist Motorbike Accident Solicitors are nationally recognized and accredited by MASS. Contact us today to discuss your case and explore the options available to you.