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Compensation For Motorcyclists Injured In Road Traffic Accidents

Around 20,000 motorcyclists are injured every year on roads in the UK, and despite the decreasing incidence rate in recent years, motorcyclists are still far more likely to be seriously injured in accidents than other road users apart from cyclists, with research showing that motorcyclists are almost 40 times more likely to be killed in road traffic accidents than car occupants. This is mainly due to low level of protection that motorcycles afford their riders compared to other vehicles, and the relative instability of two-wheeled vehicles.

The main cause of accidents involving motorcyclists is the failure of other motorists to observe the presence of motorcycles in their immediate vicinity, or else noticing them too late to prevent collisions. This is especially true in congested areas where heavy traffic can limit a motorist’s field of vision. The small size of motorcycles also makes them difficult for other road users to see, while poor weather conditions increases the likelihood of accidents, as handling a motorcycle becomes more difficult, and visibility will be poorer for other vehicles on the road.

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Research indicates that roughly half of all accidents involving motorcyclists and other road users occur at junctions, mostly due to car drivers failing to check the road properly before pulling out, or else underestimating the speed of approaching motorcycles. Accidents are often the result of collisions when motorists pull out at junctions and turn across stationary or slow-moving traffic, without noticing motorcycles filtering past alongside. In many such cases a motorcyclist will be partially to blame for an accident, if they are using excessive speed or manoeuvring dangerously.
Where an accident is caused by a road surface hazard, an injured motorcyclist may make a claim against the highway authority responsible for the condition of the public road (as per sections 41 and 58 of the Highways Act 1980). This legislation imposes a duty on the relevant authority to maintain roads in a reasonably safe state. Their responsibilities include clearing ice and snow as far as practicable, ensuring that water is drained from roads efficiently, and keeping surfaces free from obstacles such as potholes, and debris from maintenance work (loose gravel poses a particular danger to motorcyclists).
Accidents may also result from motorcycles skidding on oil and diesel spillages, and despite the fact that the road user responsible will usually be unidentifiable, a claim may still be made against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (M.I.B.), a government body that compensates the victims of untraced drivers. Whatever the circumstances of an accident, if an injured motorcyclist feels that it was not their fault, they will often have grounds for making a claim against another person or party. Contact our expert motorcycle accident solicitors team today for free and reliable legal advice.

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