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Motorcyclist Accident At A Junction

 Motorcyclist accident at a Junction

One of the most common mistakes made by vehicle drivers that lead to collisions with motorcyclists is their inability to see the approaching bike. This is a serious issue at junctions, where motorcyclists are susceptible to a collision due to careless behaviour of the motorist. Statistics show that 34% of accidents that happen at junctions involve a motorcyclist. The reality is that motorcyclists involved in an accident are likely to sustain personal injury. No matter how competent a motorcyclist you may be, sometimes there will be external circumstances that are outside your control that will result in some sort of accident.

What may provide you with small comfort is that you are able to make a claim to cover damage done to your motorbike, gear and any other financial losses caused by the accident. Unfortunately, many drivers and their insurers will try to put the blame on the motorcyclist, especially if the motorcyclist was attempting to overtake another vehicle at the time of the accident. Therefore, it is crucial for motorcyclists to have an expert motorcycle accident lawyer by their side, to help seek justice in court and make a successful claim.

Making Your Injury Compensation Claim

Many people are unsure of what to do once they have been in a motorcycle accident. After reviewing your medical condition in a hospital, these are the procedures you should take to make your claim.

Getting an Injury Solicitor

Get in touch with your motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as you can. Acquiring an experienced solicitor is the first important step to receiving full compensation. What is particularly advantageous about having an injury solicitor by your side is that they can act on your behalf, and structure a compelling argument to prove the third parties responsible for your injuries.

Acquiring Evidence and Important Information

If you can, try to gather as much evidence as possible at the scene of the incident. This includes:

  • Taking note of the registration number plates of the other vehicle (s).
  • Writing down the personal details of the other parties involved.
  • It is also very important that you get the details of all witnesses at the scene. This will help greatly in court.
  • Take photographs of the scene.
  • Take note of your location.

Medical Report

Your compensation solicitor might ask you for a medical report from your doctor. This is to prove what injuries you acquired from the accident as well as the treatment required for you to make a recovery. This will be used as evidence and will influence how much you will be compensated.

Insurance Offer

After you have sent all of the necessary documents with the medical evidence – along with the full cost of damage – the insurance company will send you their offer for your claim.

 What if I Do Not Succeed In Making My Claim?

If you are unsuccessful in winning your claim you can appeal against the decision. Your injury lawyer can file an appeal on your behalf. However this will probably result in a lengthy case, as well as requiring more financial investment.

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