Motorcycle Accident – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

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Article updated 9/9/2022

The amount of compensation you can claim because of a motorcycle accident will depend on how serious your injuries are, and your financial losses such as lost earnings. Motorcycle accidents can result in life-changing injuries so it’s important that you get the help and rehabilitation you need as quickly as possible.

Our Motorcycle Accident Solicitors are specialists and some of them are bikers too so they understand the specific issues involved.

We offer a free consultation with legal advice and may be able to deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.

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Motorcycle Accident Compensation

Whilst the circumstances of every motorcycle accident are different, there are certain common things that you can claim compensation for as long as the accident wasn’t your fault. The compensation will usually fall into two different categories. These are General Damages and Special Damages.

General Damages usually covers things like:

  • Your injuries
  • Any pain and suffering as a result of the accident
  • Any mental trauma relating to the accident
  • Any reduced quality of life since the accident. This could include reduced mobility or pain which impacts on your day-to-day life
  • The loss of your career if you suffer life changing injuries and you can no longer work

Special Damages will compensate you for your financial losses such as:

  • The cost of the repairs to your bike
  • Any costs to replace your helmet, leathers, boots, gloves or any personal property damaged during the accident
  • Prescription fees for any medication
  • Medical treatment costs such as surgery and physiotherapy
  • Transport costs to/from medical appointments. These can include private cars, buses, trains or taxis
  • Any lost income from your job because of your accident
  • Any reduction in pay because you can’t go back to your old job as a result of your injuries

Special Damages are easier to put a value on because we can show how much all of these items cost. General Damages are not so straightforward.

Our Motorcycle Accident Solicitors have years of experience in calculating damages. We can talk to you in more detail about what you could expect in compensation based on your particular circumstances.

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What is Liability?

This is a word that you’ll probably hear from your insurance company. Liability is simply who was at fault for the accident.

This is not always black and white though. Even if you were partly responsible for the accident, you could still claim compensation. The amount of compensation will probably be reduced to take into account your level of responsibility though.

If you have helmet cam footage, that could help with your claim and help decide who was at fault for the accident. It's important to make sure you give this to your Solicitor.

If you’re not sure whether you can make a claim or not, please contact our specialist Motorcycle Accident Solicitors for a free assessment of your case and to discuss what your next steps could be. 

Time Limits for Motorbike Accident Claims

Usually, you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. But there are exceptions. They are:

  • If you were under the age 18 when the accident happened - you have 3 years from the date you turn 18 to make a claim
  • If you lost mental capacity in the accident – the time limit is paused until you get capacity back or a litigation friend can make a claim on your behalf
  • If the accident happened abroad – you may have less time so it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible

How Do I Make a Claim?

You can get a free initial assessment of your motorbike accident claim from one of our specialist Lawyers or Solicitors. After discussing all the details with you, we’ll give you straightforward legal advice and we can support you through the whole claims process.

We know that motorcycle accidents can have long-lasting effects on your life.

We can help you with:

  • Getting your bike and equipment inspected
  • Repairs to your bike
  • Adaptations to your bike if your injuries mean you can’t ride a standard bike anymore
  • Arranging a replacement motorcycle
  • Support with your physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatments
  • Modifications to your home
  • Urgent rehabilitation
  • Interim Payments – these can only be applied for once partial or full liability has been admitted by the other side

Our specialist team of Motorcycle Accident Solicitors are here to help you through your claim.

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