Motorbike Accidents.

Motorbike Accident Claims Solicitors.

Motorcycle Accidents Claims are fundamental for those who have suffered injuries in an accident, and may have suffered serious or, unfortunately, fatal injuries.

The Motorcycle Accident Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler are thoroughly experienced when it comes to successfully claiming compensation for individuals who have suffered serious motorcycle crashes whilst out on the open road.

Can I make a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Motorcycling accidents typically occur as a result of other road users failing to see a motorcyclist, poor road surfaces or conditions, or road users ignoring priorities at intersections.

With just two wheels for stability and no protection, it is an unfortunate fact that many motorbike accidents are serious or fatal.

Motorcycle riders are considered vulnerable road users, meaning the Highway Code sees them as more likely to be injured, and puts pressure on other road users such as car drivers to be attentive of their safety.

If you have been injured in a motorbike accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

We understand that a motorbike accident would not have been your fault but may have been the fault of a third party such as another road user, or the rider in case of motorcycle pillion injuries. In virtually all motorbike accident claims involving a pillion passenger, making a claim is a straightforward process, and typically the passenger’s claim is successful.

How much compensation can I get for a motorcycle crash?

The amount of compensation you can receive for a motorbike crash claim is always calculated on your specific circumstances, and the way the accident has affected your day-to-day life.

The main consideration to make is the difference between general and special damages within your compensation payout.

General Damages

This is the part of the compensation for a motorcycle accident that is entirely based on the type of injury and accident, and will compensate you for your pain, suffering, and loss of amenities (PSLA). The amount of general damages you can obtain in your claim is outlined in the Judicial College Guidelines. This document defines the ranges of compensation you can get for specific injuries, such as fractures, brain damage, or paralysis.

Special Damages

In addition to the compensation for the injury, you will likely be awarded special damages compensation for a motorcycle injury. These may include all losses and expenses that are a result of the accident, such as:

  • Replacement of vehicle and equipment, such as helmet, jacket, and gloves
  • Transportation costs incurred as a result of your motorcycle being unusable
  • Specialist medical treatments and assessments
  • Adaptations to vehicles and dwellings
  • Loss of earnings – present and future projections included

This is far from an exhaustive list, and our specialist Motorcycle Accident Lawyers will always aim to understand your circumstances fully, so you can receive the compensation you deserve for your accident and injuries.

Our Motorcycle Accident Claims Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler is a specialist road traffic and motorbike accident claims law firm. Our experience in this field is unparalleled, and has gained us a reputation as a team that obtains great results for its client. Contact us today.

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Podcasts

Listen here to Dawn Humphries from the Personal Injury team, chatting about the challenges faced by people and their families when dealing with brain injuries.

In this episode Dawn Humphries & Alex Spanner from the Personal Injury team are chatting with local legend Mickey Bushell MBE. Mickey is an Paralympic gold medallist and qualified personal trainer, who works with disabled people to help improve their physical and mental well-being.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Reccomendations

The Personal Injury Team is recognised in Tier Two for the West Midlands in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500, which states: ‘The entire team is client focussed and will not hesitate to go the extra mile even if the costs of doing the same are not recoverable’.

Testimonials

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 includes the following testimonials: ‘This team have wide ranging skills and provide a very good service. They have a very personal touch with their clients. They are very approachable and supportive‘. ‘The team at Lanyon Bowdler are very easy to talk to and are always there to help when needed. No question went unanswered’. ‘They actually listened and go through everything thoroughly explaining any jargon’.

Work Highlights

The 2024 of The Legal 500 includes the following work highlights:

Acted for a claimant who was injured during the course of his employment after falling down a stairwell void. This resulted in him sustaining life changing brain injury involving 47 fractures to the right temporal bone and organic injury to the frontal lobe.  Awaiting a pathways meeting and case is still ongoing.

Acting for a claimant who had worked at the same company for 18 years and sustained stress-related injuries. This matter is of significant importance to the client, as he thought he had a job for life with the company, before being forced out, also medical evidence indicates it is unlikely he will be able to return to an employed role, though he has recently set up his own small business.

Chambers UK 2024 rank the department in Band One in the Midlands and states ‘Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors is a leading Shropshire firm advising on an extensive breadth of personal injury cases, including high-value RTA and accident-at-work claims. The firm is particularly experienced in acting for clients with spinal and cerebral injuries. The team is skilled in handling military cases and accidents abroad. It also works alongside clinical negligence and Court of Protection teams to fully support clients’.

Strengths

“The Lanyon Bowdler team are very competent at handling complex cases.”

“A dedicated team who are all specialists in their field.”

“The group does brilliant work for their clients.”

Notable practitioners

Dawn Humphries handles a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal injury claims. She is active on an array of personal injury cases, including those relating to workplace accidents and RTAs.

“She is very thorough, extremely welcoming and understanding.”

“Dawn is knowledgeable, experienced and good with claimants.”

Debbie Humphries is highlighted for her experience in handling a full range of severe injury matters, including motor incidents and accidents at work.

“She has an excellent reputation.”

Your Motorbike Accident Compensation Questions Answered

Are motorbike accident claims frequent?

When compared to other vehicles, motorcycles have an especially poor safety record. As a group they make up less than 1% of vehicle traffic, yet motorbike accidents are responsible for 21% of total deaths and serious injuries on Britain’s roads (UK Government statistics for 2022). According to the same data, motorbike riders are the only type of road user to have seen an increase in casualties compared to 2019 figures.

In recent years motor biking has become an enormous industry in the UK, with thousands of people drawn to the independence and exhilaration of taking to the open road on two wheels.

Owning a motorbike allows the motorcyclist to enjoy unrivalled freedom, beating queues and nipping through traffic, however this rise in popularity means more and more people are being forced to make motorbike accident claims due to the negligence of other road users.

What are common Motorcycle Injuries?

Because of how exposed to danger motorcyclists are, especially when compared to car drivers, injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents can vary greatly in both type and severity. They are often much more severe than other road traffic injuries, and can cause long-term disabilities and pain. Some of the most common injuries we have experienced in Motorbike Accident Claims include:

  • Loss of limbs

The reduced level of protection given by motorbikes means that limbs are often severely injured, which can lead to amputation in some cases.

  • Brain injuries

Injuries to the brain and head injuries are unfortunately common, regardless of the high level of protection provided by modern helmets.

  • Fatal injuries

Particularly serious accidents can lead to fatal injuries. Compensation for these accidents can never undo this tragedy, but can help to hold those responsible accountable.

  • Spinal injuries

Even if riders are wearing a protective jacket at the time of the accident, they may often suffer spinal injuries, often leading to paralysis.

  • Broken bones

Fractures are extremely common, ranging from minor to long-term debilitating injuries.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, and suffered injuries as a result, you may be facing a long recovery period, specialist medical treatments, and often rehabilitation. Getting compensation for your accident can help you achieve peace of mind throughout the process. Contact our expert Motorbike Accident Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler today to begin the Motorbike Accident Compensation Claims process.

Can I claim for a motorcycle accident involving an uninsured driver?

If a driver is clearly at fault for an accident and they are driving without a valid insurance policy, they may sometimes flee the scene or otherwise make themself untraceable. Many clients pursuing Motorbike Injury Claims worry that this may invalidate their case, but this is not usually the case.

Your solicitors will be able to bring the compensation claim against the Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) rather than the driver’s insurance company. Ahead of moving the claim to the MIB, an extensive search for the driver responsible must be carried out.

The accident must be reported to the police within 5 days, and the claim to the MIB must be made within 9 months of the accident in order to be valid.

Our Motorbike Accident Claims Solicitors can help you navigate the process, and liaise with the relevant authorities at each step. Contact us today to assess your case, and begin your claim for compensation.

What legislation protects motorcyclists on the road?

Following a much needed update to the Highway Code, motorcyclists are considered within the hierarchy of road users, and their higher risk of injury on the road is acknowledged. Motorcycles can often elude drivers, as they may be in the blind spot of larger vehicles, such as cars, vans, and lorries. Because of this, motorcyclists are considered more vulnerable than drivers of these vehicles.

As of 2022, the changes to the Highway Code protect motorcyclists and consider their potential to suffer and cause injuries, and drivers are required to take extra care towards them. This includes leaving a reasonable distance while overtaking, pulling out of junctions, or making turns.

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

As with all road accidents, the first priority of all involved should be the health of those who are injured. These types of accidents can be very dangerous, and you should seek medical attention for yourself and anyone else who may need it.

Making a Motorcycle Accident Claim may not be your first thought, but making sure you take these steps on the scene of the accident may truly make the difference when you decide to pursue compensation for your injuries, damages, and loss of earnings.

Note the details of witnesses, including names and contact information

Take photographs and videos of the scene and the vehicles involved

Contact the relevant authorities, such as the police

How do I make a compensation claim for a motorbike accident?

Motorcycling accidents typically occur as a result of other road users failing to see a motorcyclist. With just two wheels for stability and no protection, it is an unfortunate fact that many motorbike accidents are fatal.

If you have been injured in a motorbike accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

As a pillion passenger, we understand that a motorbike accident would not have been your fault but may have been the fault of your rider, a third party such as another road user, or both. In virtually all motorbike accident claims involving a pillion passenger, making a claim is a straightforward process, and typically the passenger’s claim is successful.

Can I make a fatal motorcycle accident claim?

It is an unfortunate reality that motorbike riders are much more likely to suffer fatal accidents on the road. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, we extend our deepest condolences. We understand that no amount of compensation will ever make up for the huge loss and pain you are going through.

You may be left struggling with expenses, such as the funeral, or having lost a main income earner for your family. This is where claiming compensation for a fatal motorbike accident can help you cope with the loss, without having to be worried about the financial aspects of it.

We can support you through the process of claiming compensation. Lanyon Bowdler is a firm of expert solicitors, who have the knowledge to treat these cases with the sensitivity they deserve. Contact us today.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Contacted Lanyon Bowdler six months after an injury at work. They offered me several of their services, including no win no fee which I ended up choosing. The solicitor was extremely helpful, was always keeping me updated when there was news and answered promptly when asked for any updates or when I asked any questions. I was very happy with the final settlement and the advice I received proved to be the best for my case. I felt like the extra bit of care was extended to give me a good idea of the options I had to choose from which really helped to inform any decision.

Matthew
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From my initial approach to the final positive outcome I felt my solicitor was expending all his energy to win the case. I was kept informed throughout and was given straightforward advice on how to proceed. The end result was an acceptable outcome and the pay-out was prompt.

Eric
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Very friendly and quick to respond, highly recommend for anyone looking for legal advice.

Anonymous
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I couldn’t be happier with the service I have received over the past six years. I would highly recommend Lanyon Bowdler for legal requirements.

Jayne
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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
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All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
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Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

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Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

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Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

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Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

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Llanfyllin

Time Limits on Motorcycle Crash Claims

In England and Wales, personal injury claims such as those related to a motorcycle crash are subject to strict time limits. While some circumstances may extend these, you will generally have to start your Motorcycle Accident Claim within 3 years of the original incident.

Some notable exceptions include:

  • You only found out the full effect of the injury at a later date. In this case, you can make a claim for your motorcycle accident up to 3 years from the date of knowledge.
  • The person injured was a minor at the time of the accident. They may make a claim with a litigation friend at any point before their 18th birthday, and up to 3 years after it.

The court may make exceptions for special circumstances, however this is rare. If you are unsure about the eligibility of your motorbike accident compensation claim, contact Lanyon Bowdler today.

No Win No Fee Motorcycle Accident Claims

If you or a family member suffered because of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, making a claim for compensation may seem daunting. It may seem like the costs associated with the legal process are significant, however we make sure this is not an obstacle.

Lanyon Bowdler offers representation and legal advice in Motorbike Injury Claims on a “no win, no fee” basis, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be liable for any of our legal costs.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler’s Motorcycle Injury Lawyers

If you have been involved in a motorbike accident that was not your fault, we can help you to claim personal injury compensation. Our expert Motorcycle Accident Solicitors have years of experience dealing with motorcycle accident compensation claims.

Contact us, and we’ll tell you if you have a valid claim for motorbike accident compensation and take care of all the details of your claim, helping you secure the maximum amount of compensation. Our specialist road traffic accident solicitors will work hard to win you the motorbike accident compensation to which you are entitled.

We are a leading law firm with a large team of qualified and specialist injury solicitors. We can assist you through the entire process of making a claim for compensation, as well as taking steps to aid and improve your chances of making a speedy physical recovery. We are recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as one of the country’s leading serious injury & personal injury claims solicitors practices.

Whatever injury has befallen you, we are ready to help. You can count on Lanyon Bowdler to fight hard to secure you the maximum compensation deserved and to ensure your physical and emotional well-being are completely catered for.

Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in ShrewsburyTelfordOswestryLudlowHerefordBromyard and Conwy in North Wales. We regularly act for clients pursuing motorcycle accidents and claims across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. As a leading law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

To arrange a free consultation, get in touch today.

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Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Helen Gale
Helen Gale
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Kelly Gibbons
Kelly Gibbons
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Claudia Booth
Claudia Booth
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Amy Burgoyne
Amy Burgoyne
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
Senior Litigation Assistant
Personal Injury
Alexander Spanner
Alexander Spanner
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sophie Speirs
Sophie Speirs
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Morgan Thompson
Morgan Thompson
Legal Assistant
Personal Injury
Cameron Petch
Cameron Petch
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury
Jo Kneller
Jo Kneller
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Mandy Mason
Mandy Mason
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Jane Miles
Jane Miles
Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
Solicitor
Personal Injury
David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
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Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

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Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

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Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
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Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Psychiatric Injuries

Mrs T was not actually involved in the accident. She was at home in England at the time. This would have prevented her f...
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Care Agency Contract Terminated and Father Receives Payment Direct

The majority of D’s care had been carried out by his father but since the father was also D’s financial Deputy, he w...
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Award for Victim of RTA Involving Articulated Lorry

At the time of the accident Miss P worked as a Behavioural Management Specialist, a role that required the use and teach...
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£7.4m for Injured Man

The claimant and his fiancée were airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital where sadly the claimant’s fiancee later died....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Motorcyclist In Road Traffic Accident Seeks Help With Claim

The claimant was travelling along a major road when the defendant failed to stop at a give way sign and proceeded to dri...
Dawn Humphries • 01 Aug 2023
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Vehicle Hit by Detached Trailer

The claimant sustained multiple serious orthopaedic injuries, damaged hearing, vestibular impairment and psychological s...
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Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

The claimant sustained multiple injuries, one of which was a serious head injury....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

This case was contested, and described by the defendants as one of the most complex cases in terms of injury and causati...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Psychiatric Injuries

Mrs T was not actually involved in the accident. She was at home in England at the time. This would have prevented her f...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Care Agency Contract Terminated and Father Receives Payment Direct

The majority of D’s care had been carried out by his father but since the father was also D’s financial Deputy, he w...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Award for Victim of RTA Involving Articulated Lorry

At the time of the accident Miss P worked as a Behavioural Management Specialist, a role that required the use and teach...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£7.4m for Injured Man

The claimant and his fiancée were airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital where sadly the claimant’s fiancee later died....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Motorcyclist In Road Traffic Accident Seeks Help With Claim

The claimant was travelling along a major road when the defendant failed to stop at a give way sign and proceeded to dri...
Dawn Humphries • 01 Aug 2023
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Vehicle Hit by Detached Trailer

The claimant sustained multiple serious orthopaedic injuries, damaged hearing, vestibular impairment and psychological s...
28 Jul 2023
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