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Motorbike Accident Injury 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 Motorbike 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.


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 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


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.


Making A Claim For Motorbike Accident Compensation

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.


Contact Lanyon Bowdler

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 personal injury lawyers are experienced in dealing with motorbike accident 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 toward the top of this page on the right-hand side.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, 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 national law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

To arrange a free consultation, get in touch today.


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- Paul, via Review Solicitors

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- Mr Paul Curtis, Telford

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