Motor Bike Accident Compensation
If you have been involved in a motorbike accident, and as a result have suffered injuries, it’s likely you have questions regarding any compensation you may be entitled to.
Rogers Solicitors hopes to give our website users general guidance relating to the complexation surrounding motor bike accident compensation claims in Dublin.
We also want to outline who is eligible to seek compensation following a personal injury.
The Difference between Motorbike Accidents & Car Accidents
On Irish roads, motorcyclists are considered a vulnerable road user.
Safety technology in cars has continued to advance, meaning that although annually there are much more car accidents on Irish roads, the injuries suffered are, thankfully, usually fairly minor.
Unfortunately the same can’t be said for motorcyclists. Even a relatively minor collision with a four-wheeled vehicle can result in serious injuries to a motorcyclist.
These injuries can end up costing the injured party a huge amount in medical bills, and they may not be able to work while they are recuperating.
While a car driver is likely to only receive injuries from the initial impact a motorcyclist may be thrown a large distance, and suffer multiple impact injuries.
There is even a rick of the motorcyclist being thrown in front of oncoming traffic.
With this in mind, the 2014 Road Safety Survey statistic that noted motorcyclists make up 12% of all road deaths despite being only 2% of the national vehicle fleet, may seem less surprising.
Motorcycle accident claims are based on two key factors:
- What caused the road traffic accident, and
- The nature of the motorcyclist injuries
Get professional advice from a specialist motorbike solicitor. We can usually tell within an hour if you have a valid claim.
How to get in touch.
Motorbike Accident Causes
Based on a 2004 survey, it was concluded that there are three main categories related to motorcycle crashes.
These three categories are:
- Right of way violations
- Loss of Control while steering around a bend
- Overtaking accidents/filtering accidents
Some of the factors that contribute to motorbike accidents include:
- Car Driver Error
- Road Conditions
- Oil Spills
- Accidents on Turns
Common motor bike accident compensation claim injuries
Soft tissue injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Motorbike Accident Compensation FAQ
How do I begin the motorbike accident Compensation claim process?
To begin the motor bike accident Compensation claim process we strongly urge you to get in contact with our Dublin bike accident solicitors offices as soon as possible. We have extensive experience with bike accident claims and can advise within minutes if it’s in your interest to proceed with a motor bike accident claim.
What is the typical bike accident compensation payout?
As with any personal injury * case, the factors that influence how compensation is calculated include:
- The severity of the injury
- The consequences of the injury
- The physical and emotional trauma suffered by the victim
- Damage to the motorbike and any other possessions
- The calculated loss of earnings or potential future loss of earnings