Motorcycle Accidents in Wakefield
The UK has one of the best road safety records anywhere in the world, but despite that fact, there is never an end to what can be done to prevent deaths and serious injuries. This is especially so when those accidents effect vulnerable road users such as motorcycle riders.
As a victim yourself, or a loved one, of a recent motorbike accident victim you will already know all too well just how serious and how traumatic such an accident can be. However, though the path to putting your life back together after a serious motorbike accident can feel both difficult and lonely please be reassured that you are not on your own.
Claim for a Motorcycle Accident
If you are the victim a motorbike accident that was not your fault, you may be liable for substantial compensation due to the current personal injury legislation here in Wakefield. And thanks to the perseverance, skill and professionalism of our expert motorcycle claims lawyers you have every reason to feel optimistic about both the future and also the chances of your making a successful compensation claim if we can take your case forwards.
According to the most recent Government Statistics motorcyclists account for 19% of all road user deaths despite representing only 1 per cent of the UK’s current vehicle traffic. There were 29 deaths, 535 serious accidents and 1155 slight accidents in 2012 in Yorkshire according to the most up to date figures. Most accidents occurred in built-up or urban areas (1,034 accidents out of a total of 1,717). And most of those accident 1,071 (62%) took place at speeds around 30mph. Many of these collisions occur in Yorkshire’s residential and city streets because drivers simply don’t notice motorbikes – until it is too late. The Government’s national accident figures confirm that 48% of crashes between motorcycles and cars occur because a car driver failed to see a motorbike in their vicinity.
Failing to observe other road-users is the most frequent reason given for crashes for all vehicles types except those that involve motorcycles riders simply losing control of their bikes. Research also confirms that motorcyclists are also most likely to be the victim of someone else failing to see them. In the UK nationally, there were 362 reported motorcycle deaths in 2011. That is a 10% decrease compared to 2010 and in line with the general downward trend for motorcycle fatalities. However the number of motorbike riders reported as seriously injured grew by 10% to 5,247.
Perhaps this is a category that your accident falls into? The reported motorcycle accident rate increased by 8% to 20,150 in 2011 despite the fact that motorcycle traffic increased by less than 1% (0.9%) over the same period. Motorbike deaths fell by 33% in 2011 compared to the average numbers of bikers killed in accidents between 2005-2009. However, given the high totals in all categories and the seriousness of motorbike injuries in general, there is absolutely no room for complacency.
One of the best ways you can play your part to improve road safety for motorcyclists in the future is to take out a personal injury case against those responsible for your accident. Though the low visibility of motorbikes on the roads is an important contributory factor deciding the severity of injuries associated with motorbike accidents, an equally important factor lies with the simple lack of physical protection that motorbikes themselves provide. This is exaggerated when travelling at high speeds and in dangerous road conditions. For every mile that motorbikes travel their riders risk a 34-fold greater chance of suffering a fatality than every other type of road user.
This is why, when you consider a personal injury claim, you are advised to contract a solicitor that understands motorbike accidents like yours and the often devastating consequences of motorbike injuries. This is a complex area of Personal Injury law that is best left to expert practitioners.
As a client of Personal Injury Claims Wakefeild, one of our first tasks will be to allocate your claim to one of our dedicated, expert motorcycle accident compensation solicitors – a lawyer in our network who specialises in motorbike cases. When it comes to getting you a pay-out appropriate to your injuries, our expert solicitors are trained to produce the maximum compensation from your claim in the quickest, most effective and most professional way we can.
We are highly experienced in dealing with head injuries and the trauma, fears and anxiety they create for clients and their families. Our experience of motorbike injury claims has been gained from thousands upon thousands of cases and clients over the last 12 years.
We have helped and continue to help people who’ve found themselves in all sorts of difficulties due to motorbike accidents and the injuries they have endured. In every case we apply a combination of listening, research, legal expertise and tenacious endeavour on your behalf.
We have more than a decade of experience of managing claims by thousands of personal injury victims who’ve experienced a vast array of circumstances due to their accidents. We work exclusively with our handpicked network of the best solicitors in the UK and operate a No Win No Fee* service.
Expert Guidance From Beginning To End
Call us today for advice on your claim. Our friendly, professional and helpful staff will guide you through every aspect of the process. We also will ensure that the right, expert, personal injury solicitor works specifically for you on your case.
Getting the best solicitor for you is a vitally important factor in deciding whether your claim wins or loses. Having the right lawyer for the job is the cornerstone of every winning claim we have and it is the key component in our winning strategy.
All of our staff, throughout our organisation, are schooled in personal injury management. Each staff member completes regular training assignments so that they remain completely conversant with the latest developments in Personal Injury law as it relates to road traffic accidents – and motorbike accidents in particular. When you sign with us you can be confident of getting the right advice. Not just in respect of your personal injury claim but also as it relates to improving your recovery outcomes and experience.
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