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Motorbike Accidents Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Scoland

Riding a motorbike is both exhilarating and dangerous. Straddling a powerful engine with nothing between you and the tarmac but a helmet and protective gear can be risky, especially on busy roads. Other road users can fail to spot you or it may be that the bike is simply too difficult to control in an emergency situation. It pays to be careful, and if you have proper instruction and the correct safety equipment, the likelihood is you will be okay. Nevertheless, accidents do happen. If you have been involved in a motorbike accident that you believe is someone else’s fault, contact the specialist personal injury lawyers to find out if you are eligible for compensation.

Time limits apply to personal injury claims so you should seek legal advice as early as possible. Further, there are strict rules that apply to claims of negligence, which are best handled by personal injury professionals. Please read our main page on personal injuries for more information on how these claims work.

 At Jones Whyte Law, our personal injury specialists understand how big an impact a motorbike accident can have, both physically and emotionally. We are here to guide you through the claims process and get you the compensation award you need to recover from the accident.Contact our compensation solicitors today for an understanding discussion about your situation.

Types of Motorbike Accidents and Injuries

Accidents on your motorbike can occur in many different situations, including:

  • where a driver fails to see a motorbike when changing lanes, or at a junction or roundabout;
  • where a driver opens a vehicle door into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist;
  • where a driver fails to stop in time and hits the back of a motorbike; and
  • where there is a defect with the design or part of a motorbike.

Injuries resulting from motorbike accidents are often serious, including severe head injuries, limb amputations and back injuries, and these accidents can also cause serious psychological damage, known as post-traumatic stress disorder. At Jones Whyte, we have helped many motorcyclists secure compensation for their injuries. Regardless of the severity of your injury, it is important that you seek legal advice on whether you have a valid claim for compensation.

Time Limit for Claiming Compensation in Scotland

One of the most pressing issues when you are deciding whether to bring a claim is whether you still have enough time to do so. Under the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973, there is generally a three-year time limit on civil claims for personal injuries. It starts on the date of the accident or from when you become aware of the injury. However, in certain situations the court will use its discretion to allow a claim to proceed after the three-year period. If you are considering making a claim for a motorcycle accident, make sure you contact the solicitors at Jones Whyte today so that they can advise on the relevant limitation period.

What can you Claim Compensation for?

When you claim for compensation in Scotland, the amount you are awarded intends to compensate you for the pain, suffering and financial loss you have experienced because of the injury. The following elements will be taken into account when calculating your compensation payment:

  • Your injury. There is no fixed amount for this, and the amount of money you get will be entirely dependent on how serious your injuries are, or how long they take to heal.
  • Your income loss. If you have had to take time off work to recover from your injury, you loss of income will be included in the award calculation.
  • Your care costs. This covers all your reasonable medical expenses that you have incurred, such as physiotherapy.
  • Your motorcycle equipment. If your bike has been damaged or written off, you can claim for the cost of repairing or replacing it, or hiring one while yours is fixed. You can also claim for any damage to your protective equipment: split jackets, cracked helmets and shattered knee pads, for example.

Depending on your situation, there may be other expenses you can claim for, such as child care costs. When you instruct Jones Whyte, we will ensure that the full extent of your injury and its impact on your life is addressed in your compensation claim.

While it is difficult to tell you exactly how much compensation will be paid out, we can give you a realistic estimate based on your individual circumstances, and on our wealth of experience in personal injury claims. Contact our approachable and helpful lawyers today to talk through your situation.

How can Jones Whyte help you?

The personal injury solicitors at Jones Whyte are on hand, ready to provide expert, practical advice when you contact us. We will offer our honest opinion as to whether your potential claim is likely to succeed – we never take on cases that we do not have a good chance of winning. If we are confident that you have a valid claim, and you would like to proceed, we will:

  1. Submit the claim to the other party’s insurer.
  2. Collect and investigate all the evidence, including eyewitness statements and police reports.
  3. Get and review medical reports assessing your injuries.
  4. Value your claim.
  5. If the other side admits liability, they should make an offer to settle.
  6. We will advise you whether it would be in your best interests to accept or reject the offer.
  7. If an out of court settlement cannot be reached, we will pursue the claim in court on your behalf, provided your prospects of success are still sufficient.

Following the strict Pre-Action Protocol, we will make every effort on your behalf to settle before court proceedings can take place. This also helps save costs for you. The expert solicitors at Jones Whyte are excellent negotiators and we will apply our knowledge and experience to your case to make sure it is completed quickly and successfully.

Contact our Motorbike Accident Claims Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

The personal injury team at Jones Whyte has experience of all types of motorcycle accidents, and has the experience and skills to get you the compensation you are due following an accident on the road. Contact us for help with your recovery and to get you back on your bike as soon as possible.

When you get in touch, one of our friendly solicitors will provide practical, clear advice on what to do next. We are based in Glasgow and serve clients throughout Scotland, including in Stirling, Falkirk, Edinburgh, Fife and the Borders. For expert personal injury advice, contact us today on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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