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.