When you make a motorbike accident claim with us, we’ll let you know exactly what we're doing at each stage – and what we need from you.
All you need to do to begin a compensation claim is contact us on 0800 056 4110 for free initial advice. We'll discuss your accident, and whether we think you can claim. If we do think you have a case, your claim will typically follow these four stages:
Stage One: Information Gathering
We'll begin by investigating your accident and injuries. This means you'll undergo an examination with a medical expert to assess the full extent of your injuries, as well as identifying any medical care you might need.
We will also look closely at the circumstances of your crash. Although motorcyclists are often blamed for accidents they are involved in, many are caused by drivers of other vehicles not giving proper consideration to motorbikes. This could include:
Not giving motorcycles enough room to manoeuvre
- Not noticing bikes in their blind spot
- Pulling out or turning into a motorcyclist's path, whether they've seen the rider or not
Poor road maintenance, faulty equipment, or diesel spills could also be the cause.
Your accident may be investigated by our specialist road traffic investigation team. This could involve carrying out site inspections, accessing police reports, interviewing witnesses, evaluating damage to your motorcycle, or reconstructing your accident.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
If your accident has left you in need of medical care and support, we’ll identify what you’ll need, both now and in the future.
We consider rehabilitation support is one of the most important aspects of our service, alongside securing you the compensation you deserve.
Because motorcyclists are far more vulnerable than drivers of other vehicles, the injuries and rehabilitation needs following an accident can be very different. Our Support and Rehabilitation Coordinators will work with you after a serious injury to understand what support you need, and how best to help you access it, from the beginning of the claim process.
Common rehabilitation support following a motorbike accident will depend upon the level of injury can can include:
- Physiotherapy for broke bones or specialist neuro-physiotherapy
- Counselling or psychological therapy to treat post traumatic stress
- Occupational therapy
- Pain management treatment
- Vocational support with return to work
Depending on the severity of your injury and the length of the claims process, it may be possible to secure early compensation payments to assist with your rehabilitation costs.
Our commitment to the rehabilitation of our clients has seen us become seven-time winners of the Claimant Solicitor of the Year award at the Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation First Awards.
Learn more about how we can help you gain access to rehabilitation support.
Stage Three: Compensation
We’ll work out how much compensation you’ll need for your injuries, losses, and for any medical care and support you require both now and in the future. The compensation amount will either be agreed with your opponent as a settlement, or determined through court proceedings.
The majority of cases settle out of court, so pursuing court proceedings is rare. However, if you do have to go to court, our team will be there to support you.
Stage Four: Conclusion
Your claim is concluded, and you’re awarded compensation if successful. If we agreed to pursue your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't need to pay anything if you lose the case, while the opponent will pay most of our fees if you win.