No one knows how long a motorcycle accident’s recovery could take. In the same way, many factors influence recovery, while injury severity is the first. Your general health affects recovery time the most. Meanwhile, problems in the hospital or drug side effects can also delay healing.
Hence, if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you should make a personal injury claim immediately. Our personal injury solicitors solicitors at Hamilton Douglas Legal have seen it all. We have a long history of successfully defending people who have been seriously hurt in road accidents.
Causes of motorbike accident claims
Cyclists are less protected than other drivers, so a motorcycle rider usually suffers the most in an accident. Such accidents are commonly caused due to:
- diesel or oil spillage on the road.
- defective roads
- The spontaneous opening of car doors
- exiting intersections
- hit and run accidents.
- Lack of duty and care
Common types of motorcycle accident injuries
Sadly, most motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries. Motorcycle riders commonly suffer from injuries like:
- fractured bones
- head concussion
- Damage to soft tissue
- Neck injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Leg injuries
- elbow injuries.
- head injuries
It’s important to realize that the outcome of each motorcycle accident recovery claim is unique. So, keeping this in mind, there are no average motorcycle crash settlement examples that you may refer to. Rather, the outcome of your case is on the basis of your personal damages.
How to prove fault in a motorcycle accident recovery?
A fatal accident negligence case has the following elements, according to RTA Scotland, that the claimant must prove:
- The motorist was also very cautious.
- The offender was negligent and at fault.
- The defendant’s actions injured the victim.
Besides, if the motorist was negligent himself, the guilty party is not liable to pay any penalty for hitting a cyclist, even in the case of injuries.
What should I do for a motorcycle accident recovery?
Most importantly, if you’re conscious and able to do so, contact 911 right away. The police will note down the damages, injuries, and any witnesses into a police report. Also, get treatment for all your injuries and a medical report. Additionally, if you can, take photos of the accident scene and of your injuries as well.
If the other driver is found to be at fault, then the cyclist may be able to get two types of compensation:
- General Damages: recompenses for the injured cyclist’s pain and suffering.
- Special Damages: reimbursement for loss of earnings, medical bills, travel expenses, therapy costs, and loss of earning ability for the future.
How can a cyclist avoid an accident?
Finally, the following are some practical tips for cyclists to take care of:
- Watch out for roundabouts and crossroads.
- Stay in the middle of the lane and use your indicators while turning.
- Check your surroundings before overtaking another vehicle.
- Consider the weather as well.
- Drive at a fair speed.
Time limits for a motorbike accident
There is a strict 3 year time limit when making a personal injury claim. In cases where medical treatment is not immediately necessary, legal advice may be required to ensure you are able to claim within time limits. Your accident should be reported to your local authority and recorded by police, but it is worth getting in touch with them yourself too.
This information can provide vital evidence later on if your case goes to court. It will also enable you to assess negligence of road surfaces (especially when it comes to local authority roads), which could form part of your compensation claim against an at-fault party.
Motorcycle accident recovery Solicitors
Call our team now if you were injured in a motorcycle accident and want the best outcome. Claim online for any pain suffering and loss of amenity, along with any head injuries and common injury. You can receive full compensation payouts if someone else was at fault for your accident.
However, proving these damages requires evidence and a team of experts who know what they’re doing. We are experts in making No-Win, No-Fee claims. Also, a free legal consultation is available to you at any moment.Read More