Motorbike Accidents Questions


The car driver in my motorbike accident is denying they were at fault, what should I do?

Quite a large percentage of compensation cases are settled before they actually reach the court. This is because, in a lot of cases, it is clearly obvious who is to blame, and the opposing parties realise it would be a waste of time and money to go through the courts. Sometimes, however, it’s a little bit more complicated. Whilst you may feel certain in maintaining that the accident you were involved in wasn’t your fault, the driver of the car who hit your motorbike might insist that you were driving recklessly, in which case it will be a question of which side can present the most convincing case to the court.
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Should I report my motorcycle accident to the police?

A successful claim for compensation consists of convincing the court of two separate factors. The first factor is that you were involved in an accident, and that the accident in question was caused by the negligence of a third party. The second factor is that you’ve suffered injuries as the result of this accident.
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Are motorbike accidents really more common than other types of RTAs?

The simple answer to this question is yes, motorbike accidents are more common than other types of road traffic accidents. According to a survey carried out by the BBC, using figures from 1999 to 2010, people riding motorbikes only make up 1% of all road traffic, yet they still represent a huge 21% of all fatalities caused by road traffic accidents. Put simply, this means that the casualty rate for people riding motorbikes and their passengers is 61 times higher than it is for people in cars.
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