Personal Accident Compensation Claims: Protecting Vulnerable Motorcyclists.

How much attention do you pay to your fellow road users?

Do you keep your eyes peeled for motor cyclists and give them the extra space they need? If you don’t then sadly you’re not alone. The statistics clearly show that for many of us the tag line ‘think twice – think bike’ has obviously not hit the mark. The problem is motor cycle riders are particularly vulnerable road users and are far more likely to be involved in accidents. Just how vulnerable is underlined by these truly shocking statistics:

  • In the past 40 years over 100,000 motorcyclists have been killed on Britain’s roads.
  • Motorcyclists may only account for less than 1% of the total traffic on our roads, yet they disproportionately suffer 19% of all road traffic deaths and serious injuries, and most frighteningly
  • The chances of being killed or seriously injured on a motor cycle are 42 times higher than if you were a passenger in a car.

If there’s any comfort to be had it’s that personal injury specialists like Harold Stock & Co solicitors can help anyone involved in a motorcycle accident to make a personal injury compensation claim for both personal injuries and loss of earnings.

Harold Stock & Co solicitors have extensive experience in motorcycle accident claims.

They have successfully helped many of our clients secure significant amounts of compensation following road traffic accidents. From minor cuts and bruising to accidents of a catastrophic nature, our personal injury solicitors will ensure you receive the maximum amount of motorcycle accident compensation. We are able to offer you a one-stop shop to assist you in making a motorcycle accident compensation claim for your injuries and loss of earnings, as well as getting you back up and running.

What can be claimed for?

The two main areas of personal injury compensation are general damages and special damages.
General damages principally consist of compensation awarded for the injury itself, including the pain and suffering caused by the motorcycle accident, and special damages relating to both past losses and potential future losses.

Past losses may include loss of earnings, any mileage costs, the cost of medical treatment, personal possessions damaged in the accident, such as leathers and crash helmet, and the excess on a motorcycle insurance policy.  Future losses consider the anticipated losses and expenses that you will incur in the future as a consequence of your motorcycle accident, including any loss of future earnings and the cost of any on-going medical care that may be needed if you have suffered more serious personal injuries.

If you are looking for empathy, understanding and success in your claim, then Harold Stock & Co solicitors should be your first port of call. We appreciate the type of problems you may encounter, and we understand the motorcyclists’ requirement to become mobile as soon as possible after an accident. We therefore have put the facilities in place to arrange for a replacement vehicle whilst we arrange for your vehicle to be repaired or inspected.

To speak to us about making a motorcycle accident compensation claim, or for more information on the claims process and our ‘no win no fee’ policy, please call on 01457 835597 or email info@haroldstock.com.

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