A young motorbike rider from Northampton has successfully recovered damages of £42,500 following a high speed accident on a local A road.
Our client had been proceeding correctly along the road and was on his way home. Although he had right of way, a car travelling from the opposite direction attempted a right turn across his path when it was not safe to do so. Our client was able to use his considerable skill as a rider to brake and swerve away from the car. This did not avoid the collision altogether, but the impact speed was reduced as a result.
Whilst significant injuries were sustained, including in particular a wrist injury, the outcome could have been much worse had our client not reacted as he did.
Stephen Nye, Partner at our Birmingham office handled the claim and commented, "This accident happened because the car driver was not paying proper attention to the road. He admitted that he had simply not seen our client. This case serves as a lesson to all drivers that they must keep a look out for motorcyclists, especially at junctions.
"My client’s injuries were significant, but could have been so much worse. His compensation provides for a modest reduction in earning capacity. Thankfully he has made a very good recovery".
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident involving a motorbike, our No Win No Fee solicitors could help you claim compensation. See our Motorbike Accident Claims page for more information.
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